It is very common to change your major in college, but the great thing about the University of North Texas is that it has a few majors that many colleges in Texas don’t have. For example, merchandising. People might think that going to college for a degree in fashion is a waste of time and money, but little do they know that so many doors open within this industry. It’s time to stop thinking that way and go for what you love. That’s why I enjoyed speaking with today’s Fashionista. She came to school with just one major in mind, but is now working towards her true calling.
Name: Kelsey Jarvis
Role: Fashion Merchandising Student
CollegeFashionista: What is your definition of fashion?
Kelsey Jarvis: That’s a hard one. Like fashion, you can’t pinpoint things. There’s no exact definition to me. What I do know is that fashion is a depiction of who we are and your personality. Fashion is clothes, makeup and style. It’s really hard to define it.
CF: You said you came into college as an Education major. What made you change and pursue a career in fashion?
KJ: I’ve always been interested in fashion. I love putting outfits together and keeping up with the latest trends. When I thought about my life in 20 years, I was certain that I could not imagine myself sitting behind a desk grading an endless count of papers. I closed that end of the book and started a new one. Fashion was the other passion, and now I am here.
CF: What are you most excited about merchandising?
KJ: I am excited about everything! I am stoked about the classes I will be taking next semester; I am excited to learn new things that I think are beneficial to me in earning a degree, and just for my life; I am ecstatic to meet new people and create relationships beyond connections. This has always been a dream, but I never thought it could become realistic. Now, in this generation, so many people are going for what they love to do. I feel like they didn’t think about the worst thing that could possibly happen, which is being unemployed. They thought, “I love what I do and it’s going to be a lifestyle and I am going to enjoy it.”
CF: Where do you see yourself in five years?
KJ: My idol is Lauren Conrad. She worked up to where she is now. She is a beauty and trendsetter, author and fashion designer. I have hopes and dreams to be like her, well at least get to where she’s at now. I hope she reads this. I think I am on the right track to success. Whatever I do, I hope it is in the fashion industry because there are so many opportunities.
Learn More: Kelsey is very involved on campus, and she always looks stylish. Check out her Instagram, and go gaga for her outfits and fashion sense.