Hello! My name is Julia Skreptach and I am proud to be a spring 2013 Style Guru for CollegeFashionista! I am a senior at University of Pittsburgh majoring in Marketing with a related area in History of Art and Architecture. Just like all the other Style Gurus, I have had a love for fashion for as long as I can remember. I’m lucky enough to have one of those moms that always let me pick out my own clothes as a child, no matter how crazy it might have looked. I still dress a little crazy sometimes and I love to mix and match patterns and colors to keep an interesting yet fashionable look. My go-to piece is anything leopard. I’ve had quite the obsession with this print for pretty much my entire life. I love when the fashion industry decides to use a lot of leopard for a particular season, but for me, it never goes out of style.
When I graduate I hope to become a buyer for a clothing company. Mixing my love of fashion with my growing business knowledge would be my ideal job. I would also absolutely love to work as a stylist. Picking out my clothes is the best part of my day and I couldn’t be happier when my friends ask me for my opinion on their outfit or just simply to pick one out for them. Becoming a buyer is my main goal, but also being able to do some styling would be the cherry on top of a fabulous cake. After I have had a long career as a buyer, I would like to eventually open a small boutique. I would like to really focus on accessories, shoes and bags instead of clothing. I would like this to be the place that everyone comes to to finish off their outfits.
I am looking forward to this semester even more now that I will be working with CollegeFashionista. I will be writing for LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS, and I can’t wait to find those dapper men around Pitt’s campus. I also am excited to read what the other Style Gurus will be writing and how I can learn about style from all over the country. I hope to be able to incorporate their advice with my style to make my wardrobe completely glam. In the word of Harry Winston, “People will stare. Make it worth their while.”