Hello Fashionistas! This semester I will be flexing my journalism muscle and sending you the latest trends from across seas. In a week I will be cramming my excessive wardrobe into two, rather large (but not large enough!) suitcases and jet setting to Florence where I will be indulging in a semester of perusing through art museums, drooling over Italian breads, sipping on red wine and spotting all the latest fashion trends in Europe. I am taking a break as a Journalism student at the University of Kansas and will be attending Lorenzo de Medici located in the heart of Florence and studying my minor art history.
Looking back on my style when I first started writing for CollegeFashionista, I noticed how much my style and wardrobe has evolved and been influenced by street style. I always admired street style for how it captures the culture of a town or city and reflects everyday fashion. This past semester I found myself adding dimension to my wardrobe. I stopped buying comfy basics (let’s be real, I still wear my J.Crew sweatpants daily) and adding accessories and statement pieces.
Music is the main influence of my style. My love for live music and festivals has inspired me to explore with crochet tops, fringe boots, and sequins. Majority of my wardrobe and style inspiration is from colorful outfits I see at festivals – you can say I never quite grew out of my dress-up phase – I view my style as self- expression and experimentation. You can never go wrong with a leather shirt and pair of fringe boots, hey, maybe even adds a sequin top with a jean vest! Everyday I find myself mixing fur with silks, anything that adds texture to my ensemble.
This semester I hope to capture the chic and daring fashion statements that fill European countries as I travel from country to country. I have no idea what this semester will bring me and look forward to sharing all the fashion inspiration I find abroad to you!