Hello there, Fashionistas and Fashionistos! I am excited to introduce myself as a new Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. My name is Kayla Winterton and I am a senior at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. My major is Photography with a minor in Art. I love fashion and photography, which is why I am thrilled to be photographing and writing for ALL IN THE DETAILS this summer. I am so thankful to use my skills as a photographer to document the everyday fashion scene of today’s college students. Also, I am blessed to be chosen as a Style Guru; it is a great way to start the summer off!
Fashion has also been one of my top interests in life. I religiously read fashion magazines like NYLON, W, Teen Vogue and Vogue and greatly admire the photographs in these magazines. Photography is one of my favorite elements in fashion. I love how a photograph can describe a story a through piece of clothing or jewelry.
As a kid growing up, I enjoyed playing dress up by wearing clip-on earrings and plastic high heels. Today, my fashion has evolved into a more sophisticated taste in shoes, such as leather combat boots and Converse sneakers. (Yes, Converse sneakers can be sophisticated). One of my main and favorite fashion staples are shoes. Shoes portray my character and are the details that help my outfit shine. The other detail in my fashion life is jewelry. Jewelry is another accessory that I feel shows a small aspect of one’s life. Overall, I feel that my style is tomboyish with a touch of girly because I love wearing skinny jeans and sneakers, but I also love wearing girly jewelry. My favorite stores to shop at are Free People, American Eagle Outfitters, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.
All of this leads to why I am so excited about writing for ALL IN THE DETAILS. Even the smallest touch, like shoes, jewelry or a shirt can show a person’s character. I am also excited that I will be photographing and writing about fashion in the greater Chicago area this summer, where I will also be interning with a local commercial photographer.
So bring on the awesome summer days because I look forward to sharing my insight on the fashion world!