Hello, Fashionista/os! My name is Katy and I am a senior studying Journalism and Digital Media at the University of Wisconsin in the frigid land of the Midwest. I believe in taking sick days to read good books, eating free pizza every time you have the chance and eliminating the words “I can’t pull that off” from human vocabulary.
When it comes to fashion, following your personal style is much more important than following what’s popular. While runway shows can be a great peek into what’s going to be on-trend in the coming months, I like to think of them as more of a guiding principle and less of a rule for what I wear. If you feel confident in something, then you are pulling it off, no matter what your body type or personality is. Confidence is your best accessory!
My wardrobe took a professional turn this summer during my social media internship with Discovery Communications. I fell in love with the chic look of high-neck tank tops and paired them with midi skirts, patterned pants and my go-to pointed toe flats. These business casual pieces will be perfect for when I (gasp!) start interviewing for big kid jobs next semester.
Until that scary but exciting milestone happens, I’ll be rocking casual back-to-school style. To me, fall is the biggest time of the year for fashion. While I no longer do one huge back-to-school shopping trip (I believe in investing year-round), I have a few key items that I’ve been saving for the school year. I’m planning on breaking in my new overalls on the first day of class. I’ll also be living in my patterned harem pants that I bought in bulk when I was interning in Syndey, Australia last spring. I’ll pair these with my seemingly endless collection of crop tops and scarves, creating a back-to-school uniform with a comfortable mix of girly and bohemian pieces.
While I turn to personal style and comfort to put together outfits, my biggest inspiration is what my fellow students are wearing. I’m very excited to be back in Madison to check out campus street style! I’ll be that girl with the camera around her neck on State Street who is staring at your outfit a little too long for comfort.