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STLYE GURU BIO: Sarah Camera

June 3rd, 2016 at 2:10am

Growing up in Long Island only a train ride away from the bright lights of New York City definitely had an impact on my ensuing love for fashion. I spent most weekends wandering the city streets with my mom, walking into any and every store. It wasn’t until the day I stumbled upon the Garment District that I knew fashion was not going to be just a phase, but a lifestyle.

Minimalism is a true component of my inspiration for fashion. The concept of minimalism is simply emulated through its name; it is the bare minimum. It encompasses pure values of color, remains passively neutral and surrounds its viewers with a blanket of tranquility. It holds an essence of calm that not many other techniques of styling can accomplish.

I often complete a look with a versatile piece that is a solid fabric or color. This is a main aspect of minimalism, because one article of clothing possessing these qualities can co-exist with everything else in your closet! The versatile piece in the outfit I am seen in above is a denim jacket. Denim can be worn with many different fabrics and with any color imaginable. Denim jackets have become a trend for every season this year, along with longer hemmed skirts. The vintage, navy floral patterned skirt in my look added some much needed dimension. I have paired the skirt with an off-the-shoulder cream top to add a feminine flare and black leather-thatched sandals.

Accessories can help tie an entire look together and often add a bit of edge. Rose gold has successfully invaded our jewelry boxes and I am wearing an all time favorite earring and necklace set from Fossil. I have also added some more leather to my look with a black Michael Kors cross-body bag. Finally, with summer creeping into our wardrobes I am protecting my eyes with a pair of round lensed, tortoise shell sunglasses!

I am a member of the all female accapella group at SUNY Oneonta and music is one of my favorite forms of art. I am also a Transfer Student Mentor at SUNY Oneonta to share my experiences as a transfer from the Marist College Fashion Program with college students who are adjusting to Oneonta, just as I have.

I have been eating plant-based and vegan for a little over a year now and have developed a passion for inner health and happiness. Self-image is controversially one of if not the main focuses of our generation, and that is why I so passionately encourage self-love. We are given one life, so why not be grateful for the body that is carrying us through this adventure?

I look forward to a brand new form of expression as I begin my journey this summer at CollegeFashionista. I am excited to share my personal favorite components of fashion and those components that make up the lives of other Fashionistas!