STYLE GURU BIO: Laura Barbosa

Style Guru Bio

I am currently a freshman at The Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus coming straight to ya’ from Bogota, Colombia! Even though I moved to the U.S. when I was six, my fashion sense still carries different styles from my culture. I plan on double majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Communication Arts and Sciences and double minoring in International Studies and Marketing.

My high academic ambitions reflect my long term dream of eventually practicing global fashion journalism; going around the world and witnessing the changing trends and styles throughout various countries. But even before I get to that point in my life, I will start out by spotting fabulous Fashionistas around Penn State!

Like my personality, my fashion style is a mixture of everything. One day I could be wearing a long sleeve sweater in the summer and then high-waisted shorts in the winter. Overall, I love to keep my clothing loose and roomy. I let the clothing drape my body, rather than let my body overpower the clothing. I especially love boots. Even though they are a little pricey, boots are great for everyday wear. Check out these great pair of boots by Steve Madden.

My closest friends would describe me as having a boho/classy/edgy style and never being ashamed of what I wear or what people think of what I am wearing. I believe that you should dress for you and not for others.

Like I mentioned above, my inspiration comes from around the world, but also from places like entertainment television, fashion magazines and especially Miley Cyrus (love her)! I try to do everything and anything to make my hair wavy just because my natural hair is pin straight. I am an avid people-watcher so I believe CollegeFashionista is the right place for me.

I look forward to looking for all you fierce Fashionista/os and bringing you the best styles every Wednesday for FASHIONISTA/O SPOTLIGHT.


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