STYLE GURU BIO: Amelia Burns

My name is Amelia Burns and I am currently a sophomore at Temple University. I spent my first year of college at an art school in the amazing city of Chicago, Illinois. That first year really solidified who I am and what my goals for life would be. While thriving in Chicago, I formed a deep passion for journalism and decided to change my path in order to pursue a broadcast career and education in Philadelphia.  Living in Philadelphia, has been amazing for my soul and for experiences. I have made it a goal to never stop moving and to never stop working. This is my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista and I am thrilled to begin.

I have alway believed fashion is how we express who we are and what we love. In high school, I was that girl who refused to wear sweatpants (and I still am). I always dress to impress because you never know who you could be meeting today. I usually decide what to wear based on this simple question, “would I be okay with what I am wearing, if I met Bradley Cooper today?”.

My style is classic-city chic with some subtle infused grunge. I thrive off of neutrals but I love a good staple piece. I am obsessed with Steve Madden booties and leather jackets. My current favorite piece is my black over-the-knee boots from Windsor. I never got to wear heals when I was younger so I always try to throw in some lift whenever I can.

My favorite places to shop include Bloomingdales, Zara and Missguided. I love these stores because you can find fun and unique pieces while at the same time shop for more professional attire. Like I said, I am a girl on the move so I try and make my outfits showcase that I am both trendy and ambitious.

Shopping is not only my cardio but my therapy. I love the textures, styles and design that fashion can bring to one’s life. As I get older, I am more comfortable taking style inspiration from people, places and ideas. When I left Chicago, I noticed a large part of my style has come from this second home and my new friendships. I spent a portion of this past summer in Europe and that completely changed my perception of trends. Both experiences triggered my desire to start my own lifestyle blog, theameliaburns.com. I think it is very important to not just follow the trends, but rather create your own.

I’d like to end this bio with one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books, Catcher In The Rye, “If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late? Nobody.”

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