Hey there Fashionistas and Fashinistos! My name is Nicole Echevarria and I am a shopaholic with a soft spot for just about anything printed and “weird.” I’m a junior at the University of Miami studying elementary education with a double minor in public relations and advertising. When I am not studying you can find me hanging out with my sorority sisters, flipping between the Bravo and E! Television Networks, binge watching romantic comedies or running my credit card while shopping online for the latest trends. My constant fear is that I have nothing to wear.
I was born in Miami and moved to New York when I was nine years old. This was when I developed my true sense of style. Most of my life was spent growing up in the suburbs. Everyone there went to school together since they were three and therefore they were quite apathetic about their daily look. I, on the other hand, would study Tumblr for hours hoping to gain some fashion inspiration. Of course, like most Fashionistas/os, my style has evolved tremendously over the years. The progression of butterfly clips and decorative hair ties from GapKids was followed by the clichéd looks from Hollister Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch. I then copied the hipster look from Urban Outfitters. Those are just a few of the traditional looks that I’ve embraced.
Today, I would say my style is quite eclectic as it changes with my daily mood. Nevertheless, being bold is the one trend that epitomizes my fashion sense and makes me feel at ease. Whether I am mixing prints or wearing white after Labor Day, my ensemble will always stand out in a crowd.
In the pictured look, I’m sporting a floral trapeze blouse from Zara with my favorite gold nylon shorts. I paired them with high-top wedged white Converse, my black Marc by Marc Jacobs watch and gold accessories. Gold ’80s-styled shorts can intimidate some, but not me. The drawstring tie cinches at the waistline highlighting curves, while the delicate blouse adds a girly touch!
This summer I interned with Tara Ink, one of Miami’s hottest fashion public relations firms. I have also worked as a campus representative at my school for Victoria’s Secret PINK and LF Stores. I like to follow blogs such as Man Repeller and Song of Style. I’m excited to learn more about the fashion world, share what I know and find my voice at CollegeFashionista. Through this internship, I hope to showcase a wide variety of fashions around campus as well as introduce you to the haute fashion happenings of the greater Miami area. After all, in the city where the heat is on, us Fashionistas/os can’t miss a beat!