STYLE GURU BIO: Anna Mathias

“Mike…Mike…Mike…Guess what day it is?!” Happy Wednesday Fashionistas/Fashionistos! That will be the last time I use that hump day reference…probably. My name is Anna Mathias, and I am a senior majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Fashion Merchandising at the University of South Carolina. I am beyond excited to be coming back for my eighth—I can’t believe I just said eighth—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 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 eight semesters. 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.

This summer I will be located in my hometown of Charleston, SC. I’m so excited to capture the personal style and southern charm of Charleston’s finest Fashionistas and Fashionistos.

As for my style, pretty much every day you can expect me to be drinking iced coffee, wearing dark red lipstick, lots of black and carrying my hedgehog in his very own leather bag. If you haven’t seen him yet, I just got a hedgehog named Lionel (he’s the spiky ball in my pictures) and I am absolutely obsessed with him. Follow him on Instagram @LionelTheHog to see all of his adventures. (Shameless plug for my pet).

I cannot wait to get my eighth semester of style started! Be sure to check out my post each Wednesday!