STYLE GURU BIO: Alyssa Jo Carcia

Hey Fashionistas! My name is Alyssa Jo and this is my first semester as a Style Guru. Currently, I am a junior at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, I am studying Business and hope to pursue a career in fashion once I graduate from Ursinus in 2017. Aside from hanging out with my friends around campus I am a student athlete on the college’s lacrosse team. Outside of Ursinus, I volunteer for a non-profit, Lungevity, as an advocate and Social Media Ambassador.

I would not consider myself to have one specific style, I tend to wear many different types of outfits. Often times I am told, “no one else could pull that outfit off.” I believe everyone can “pull off” whatever style they want. Fashion is about self-expression and being creative. In the words of Ralph Lauren, “Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” I find fashion to differ in every person because it’s a way to express your personality.

My style has certainly evolved over the years, but one thing that remains the same is my immense love for shoes. My shoe collection is enormous, ranging in colors, types and brands. Shoes can change the entire feel of an outfit and either dress something up or make an outfit more casual. For example, boyfriend jeans are very trendy right now and wearing them with a cute pair of sneakers makes for a great casual day outfit, but throw on some heels and a cute top, you can get ready for a night out.

I’m so excited for the semester to begin and see what new trends will be happening this fall!