Hey there Fashionistas! You probably haven’t seen me much around here yet, as this is my first semester being a Style Guru. So, let me introduce myself. My name is Ali Bell, and I am a freshman fashion design student at Kent State University. Some things that I love are fashion (obviously!), photography, yoga, music, and coffee. While I am not in class I usually venture my way to downtown Kent to one of the local coffee shops where I sit sipping a white lavender mocha and scrolling through Pinterest, which has to be the most used social media platform—I’m on there constantly! If I wasn’t a fashion design major, I would major in photography. I have always enjoyed taking pictures and looking at fashion photography in magazines, like Vogue. My favorite part of being a Style Guru is definitely going to be taking pictures for my posts.

I am super excited to be a Style Guru and share with you all of the trends I’m seeing on my campus. Kent State has a very large fashion program, which means there’s outfit inspiration around every corner, no matter what your style is. One of my favorite things about fashion is that everyone can make it their own and style clothes in their own unique way. The world would be pretty boring if we all dressed the same.

My style is constantly changing, it seems to be different every season. However, right now I would best describe it as slightly classic and Parisian, with some retro vibes and a quirky edge. One of my favorite trends is wearing denim on denim, I adore everything from Madewell, and I would die to have Suki Waterhouse’s closet. A go-to winter outfit of mine would be a nice pair of classic skinny jeans, a mock neck long sleeve shirt, a denim jacket, some pointed toe loafers, and then finishing it off by tying a bandana around my neck (another of my favorite trends). It is super cold around here during this time of the year so layers are always your friend if you want to keep warm.

I can’t wait to write more articles as a guru, and to read the other Style Guru’s posts as well! Here’s to having a rad spring semester with CollegeFashionista.