It might sound like an exaggeration to say that clothes give me life, but they do. Thinking up dream outfits, creating wish-lists and lusting after street style looks comforts me just like a warm cup of Lady Grey tea would.
I’ve had an interest in fashion from a very young age, but I only began to understand the workings of the industry early in high school. I discovered the blogging world, which was fairly quiet back then, and was intrigued by its discussion of runway shows and magazine editorials. The idea of experimentation and the effort to stay original drew me in.
Unfortunately, my attempts at emulating such originality went awry and resulted in many sartorial mishaps. Over the years, however, I focused on fine-tuning my style. This autumn, I wish to suppress my want for more and to appreciate the possibilities with less. I have got my eyes on the dressy sweatpants trend; I am also excited to rock cool monochromatic looks with pops of warmth from shades of red and orange.
Although I seek minimalism, I cannot shake off my penchant for quirky pieces like the vest I’m sporting here. Handmade and borrowed from my mother, this vest lets me express my Indian heritage and my individuality. A few months ago, I would have paired this with a floral print, but this time I went for solid basics. I expect to get lots of wear out of this long sleeve crop top and these high-waisted jeggings this fall.
Heading into the fourth and most difficult year of pharmacy school, I am glad to have CollegeFashionista as a creative outlet. I look forward to the upcoming season, and I hope to inspire Fashionistas and Fashionistos to embrace personal style.