STYLE GURU BIO: Sarah Whitman

Style Guru Bio

As a junior at Loyola University Chicago I have already accepted the fact that fashion is one of my greatest passions in life. Therefore, I am thrilled to be a spring 2013 Style Guru. After interning in Milan for fashion business and having worked at J.Crew for almost two years I have learned about the industry. I have always enjoyed keeping up with trends online on sites like style.com, the Cut and Refinery29, but CollegeFashionista is the perfect place for fashion forward students to have their own community and it is the prime place to see what really goes down on campuses across the country.

Chicago is a great city to be a student and as the seasons change, our wardrobe changes with it. Dressing for the weather in this city is always a concern and functional, yet trendy street style is a must for every student at Loyola. From rain boots to warm parkas, the goal is to look your best no matter what the occasion. Another essential for business focused students looking to find work downtown is the interview and internship attire. This is something many students struggle with, and through my blog I plan to incorporate the best advice for you to really sell yourself in a competitive atmosphere.

We can all go into our favorite stores and buy fashionable clothes or accessories. Still, it is how you put things together to define who you are which brings meaning to the word style. The goal is for you to find your voice on campus and learn how you can work the featured trends into your wardrobe. On our campus, there is not one popular look amongst students and we represent a diverse group of urban dwellers who, for the most, part enjoy getting dressed in the morning.

After living in Italy for seven months I learned a very important phrase to live by, “Fare la bella figura.” Which means “to make a lasting impression.” As college students we are at the point in our lives where developing our own voice in the world and defining how we want people to see ourselves are key. So why not wake up everyday and communicate that with how you dress? My goal is to make that a bit easier for students by capturing those on campus who know just how to do it right. With a weekly Accessories Report readers will become more informed about how they can work in the latest trends in a wearable manner and within a college student budget.

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