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STYLE GURU BIO: Anna Mathias

Hi Fashionistas/Fashionistos! My name is Anna Mathias, and I am a junior majoring in public relations and minoring in fashion merchandising at the University of South Carolina. I am beyond excited to be coming back from my seventh—I can’t believe I just said seventh—semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. I am currently freaking out that I have been with this amazing company for over two years. Being part of the CollegeFashionista team has been absolutely incredible. My fellow Style Gurus and bosses inspire me on a daily basis. There has never been a better group of people to Insta-stalk—it’s not creepy, I promise. I can’t wait for yet another semester of street style!

I believe that your style should be a constant evolution. You can definitely notice that if you go and look back at each of my STYLE GURU BIOs from the past seven semesters. (Why didn’t someone tell me that my bleach blonde hair should have never been a thing?) I love the idea of never really having to pick one style. Personal style is all about expressing who you are and who you want to be by what you wear. No one can tell you who you are; therefore what you wear should be entirely up to what you feel comfortable in. During college, as much as we hate to admit it, we’re still trying to figure out ourselves. With that comes changing styles. Your individual style shouldn’t be dictated by anyone but you. I’m so excited to capture the personal style of University of South Carolina’s Fashionistas and Fashionistos this semester.

Pretty much every day you can expect me to be drinking ice coffee (does that count as an accessory?), wearing dark red lipstick and lots of black. Probably way too much black, but hey in the wise words of Neimen Marcus: “Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” I could not agree with this statement more. My black leather jacket that I just got for my birthday has become my wardrobe staple. PSA: A good leather jacket will change your life. Seriously.

I cannot wait for my seventh semester to get started and continue to showcase why the Gamecocks have a reason to be “cocky” about what we wear.