Hello Fashionistas/os! My name is Anh Vu and I’m from Vietnam. This coming fall, I’ll be a freshman at SUNY New Paltz and I’m still figuring out my major. I’m so excited to work with CollegeFashionista as a Style Guru for the very first time. My goals are to enhance the college fashion styles and to create a globalized community where we can pursue the beauty and reflection of fashion through each individual, from inside out.

When I was a little girl, my mom always dressed me in boys’ clothes because my parents expected me to be a boy at first. Growing up in Vietnam, my family had this traditional idea that I only got to shop for clothes on holidays or special occasions. These experiences triggered my sense of fashion. I’ve always had a desire to explore and try on different styles, even when I was limited. I learned some valuable lessons when it comes to being a Fashionista and a shopaholic; as long as you are passionate about fashion and you love what you’re wearing, be confident and be yourself. Don’t let anyone change that. Sometimes, being a Fashionista doesn’t mean you need a fancy wardrobe, luxurious jewelries and pricey accessories—you can always go for something affordable and comfortable, but can still be fashionable!

Currently, my favorite clothing pieces are crop tops, maxi skirts, floral dresses and high-waisted jeans. This bohemian-inspired look I put together is a perfect outfit to celebrate the end of summer and to start a new academic year. You can easily get these A-line skirts and sleeveless crop-tops at Forever 21 for a super affordable price. I put on the nude pink and hot pink together to create the same color scheme for a fresh and summery look. This adorable flower head crown can also be found at Forever 21 or Claire’s, along with some colorful bracelets and one simple necklace to highlight the outfit. My shoes are from American Eagle Outfitters but you can get this pair of vintage heels anywhere. You can play around with the colors to create your own look but still bring the bohemian style. Believe it or not, this outfit can also be worn in the fall; just throw on a pair of leggings and a cardigan, and then you’re good to go.

I’m looking forward to joining this stylish community and enjoying every post. Let’s have a RAD semester!