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STYLE GURU BIO: Aishika Jennela

January 4th, 2017 at 2:00am
STYLE GURU BIO: Aishika Jennela

First and foremost, I love summer fashion more than winter styles for the comfort and flow and without worrying about how to keep warm (not to mention more college budget friendly). But you have to make do with what you have and that includes the weather—which, in Philadelphia, can change with the wind.

Hey everyone, my name is Aishika Jennela and I’m a junior media studies and production major at Temple University. In middle school, I wanted to be a fashion designer, but that dream sort of fizzled out after a couple of weeks. Now, I want to produce TV shows. My dad uses the sewing machine in our basement the most, but I still love fashion, probably more now than before, considering the lack of uniform requirements in college and the influx of fashion trends all around.

Quick facts about myself: I’ve spent most of winter break watching Scrubs and Bob’s Burgers on Netflix because my friends all live too far away and after a certain point, you’ve seen and done pretty much all you can do in Philly when you don’t have a lot of change to spare (again, college budget). I love spontaneous photoshoots—both as a photographer and subject. My YouTube recommended list is mostly comprised of makeup tutorials, with the occasional Beyoncé music video. As for fashion inspiration, I don’t really have any “role models”—I tend to look at interesting trends, Fashionistas on campus, magazines and sometimes Korean dramas.

But I like picking and molding my own style the most. Does it look good on me? Do I like how I look? Do I feel confident? Do I feel comfortable?

Inspiration only goes so far. What’s important are your confidence and self-esteem; fashion should empower you to feel self-assured. I love pairing sweaters like this one with collared shirts, either under or over, like in this look. I love layers in general and creating different looks with the items in my wardrobe. The beanie and sneakers have become staples, both for the comfort and warmth.

I wouldn’t really categorize my style in any one way but it’s all about hey, am I happy? And that’s what fashion should do, make us all happy and excited about ourselves.