Hey there, Fashionistas! My name is Arnelle Sullivan. I am super excited to join the College Fashionista team and take you guys on my journey with fashion! I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and I could not imagine myself permanently living anywhere else. I definitely feel like Brooklyn has had a huge influence in the way that I dress and the way I see many trends. I am currently a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park where I am studying communications and public relations. While I am a student athlete on the tennis team, I adore fashion and take up any opportunity to dress up and experiment with my look.
I have always loved everything involving fashion and beauty. Ever since I was very young, I enjoyed playing with dolls. From Barbie to American Girl, I would mix up the dolls’ outfits and have small fashion shows with them. Then dressing up dolls soon evolved to me actually trying out different combinations on myself. At the age of 13, I would look through Seventeen Magazine, see the different looks featured then try to recreate them.
I don’t really have a specific style that I fall under. One day I’ll be dressed very sporty, the next more girly or even edgier. The biggest thing for me is being comfortable. I have always believed that you can follow trends while being comfortable and expressing your individuality. You should never force yourself to be something that you are not or try to fit into someone else’s mold. This is definitely one of my most comfortable outfits and can be worn for a nice day in the city.
I am obsessed with Hawaiian shirts so I decided to incorporate one into my look. I am wearing this Tommy Hilfiger Hawaiian style shirt with high-waisted shorts. I wanted to add a little pop, so I paired it with a platform silver sneaker. These shoes are from a collaboration done by Kswiss x JustFab. I also love having multiple earrings in my ears, so I decided to wear silver jewelry to conclude the look.
Tell me about your personal style and how your location has influenced it in the comments below!