Hey there Fashionistas/os! My name is Ari, and I’m currently a freshman at Suffolk University starting my second semester of college and my second semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista.

So far I’ve been living in Boston for college and it has been a HUGE change for me. I’m a girl who was raised down in Miami, Florida by the ocean with warm weather and breeze going through my hair. It has definitely been an adjustment to get used to living in a new city, making new friends, and most importantly changing up my wardrobe and living through the seasons, which is something I never experienced living in Florida. First of all, I’m very excited to be moving to Boston for my academic years. I’ve lived in Miami, Florida my whole life, and I cannot wait to finally experience all four seasons. Being able to dress in big coats, warm sweaters, comfy boots, and long scarves is something I’ve always looked forward to do, and now I have the chance to! I believe that what you wear is something that truly expresses the type of person you are, whether you have more of a preppy look, bohemian, or classic style. I would say my style is very classic. I stick to four basic colors: white, black, gray, and sometimes beige.

As a child, my favorite thing to do was to play dress up. Not only would I dress myself up head to toe in my mother’s clothes and heels, but I would also doll my friends up. Heels, red lipstick, and cheetah print shirts—I was in heaven! Being in the modeling industry since I was 15 years old has broadened my knowledge about different ways that fashion partakes in our everyday lives. Shooting different styles every other day inspired me to project my style to the world.

It is exhilarating to now be able to share with you guys my journey as a Style Guru. Be sure to follow my page as well as my Instagram and Twitter to keep up with my journey as a Style Guru!