Hi, fellow Fashionista/os! My name is Abby Bowen, and I am thrilled to say I am joining CollegeFashionista for a third semester as a Style Guru! I have had so much fun with this internship in the spring and summer, and I am really looking forward to expressing my creativity and exploring campus styles all over the country for yet another semester.
I am about to begin my sophomore year at Kent State University. I am studying fashion merchandising, and I recently declared a minor in fashion media. My freshman year at Kent State University provided me with so many opportunities to get involved and get connected with other fashion students, and I grew immensely as a person, student and professional all within a single year. I can honestly say I am inspired and extremely determined to make this year even better than the last.
As someone who has grown up loving fashion, I draw inspiration from everywhere around me, whether it be music artists, street style, social media or even displays in stores. Over the past year, I have grown in creating my own personal style, taking a lot of inspiration from bohemian and retro styles of the ’60s and ’70s. I tend to be drawn to anything loose, flowy, floral print or lace. I definitely prefer wearing bright colors and prints over solid, monochromatic looks. Flared pants and platforms are some of my favorite wardrobe staples. I also have too many bright, printed dresses in my closet to count. When I wear these, such as the one pictured, I like to edge them up by pairing them with black booties. I also like these dresses to be the focus of the outfit, so I tend to wear minimal accessories, such as my flower choker. However, I never leave the house without lots of rings on my fingers.
I am so excited to spend another semester with CollegeFashionista, being creative, doing what I love and seeing other fabulous Fashionista/os from all over doing the same!