STYLE GURU BIO: Abby Gundler

Hello all!

My name is Abby Gundler and I am so excited to be returning to CollegeFashionista for my third semester. I am a sophomore at Kent State University majoring in fashion merchandising. At Kent State I am also part of a nondenominational Christian group called The Navigators. I am from a small town outside of Cincinnati that loves farming as much as I love fashion.

I am almost always in a skirt, no matter the season or occasion. Skirts are so versatile and they can be paired so many different ways and can be really dressy or super casual. My favorite thing about skirts is that some skirts can transition to the next season. There’s no sad moment where you have to hide your favorite skirt in the back of your closet for six months. Just pair it with some tights and a sweater and bam you have a winter wardrobe. I love this outfit especially because I feel like Meghan Trainor killing it on tour in 2014. I would say my love of skirts and cardigans puts my style in a girly-classic category. Although I am 5’9″ I can’t resist anything with a heel, which of course always go well with a skirt.

I have a true passion to work in the fashion industry. I want to draw attention to certain target customers that I feel are often ignored and mistreated. I can talk your ear off about my opinions on size equality in the fashion industry. To quote Melissa McCarthy who is someone I really admire, “When you go above a size 12, you don’t lose your love of fashion.” When I was just starting to become interested in fashion I found it hard to find any fashion inspiration pictures or references in any media outlet that showcase a girl over a size four. In this age of accepting and loving everyone I don’t understand how it is still okay to shove certain size apparel to the back corner of the store or make plus size customers shop exclusively online. I know that there are many body activist that are trying to change the way plus size women are viewed in the fashion industry and I hope one day I can help them.

Here’s to a great semester of writing!