STYLE GURU BIO: Ashleigh Angel

Hello there! My name is Ashleigh. I am a student at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles. I have my associates degree in Merchandise Marketing and am currently a senior in my Business Management program. *Cue happy dance.* A lot of happy dances. This is my third semester as a style guru. I am excited to be returning this semester especially because it is my favorite season, for many reasons, including fall fashion! (Anyone else with me on that?!)

I moved to Los Angeles almost three years ago from Maryland for school and different opportunities to grow my career. I love all of the diverse aspects of the fashion industry from styling and trend forecasting to the editorial side and social media. I am infatuated with the various sides of the industry. I want to continue to explore the many layers of it.

Now for the fun stuff; just so you guys can get a little snippet of my sense of style. My style changes all the time based on the mood I am in and phase of life I am going through. I truly believe that we shouldn’t take fashion too seriously and to use it as a form of self-expression. I love experimenting with different trends and styles. That is a huge part of why fashion is fun; you can change it everyday! Or for some of us, multiple times a day.

I am currently reaching for textured slip on shoes, cropped jeans, satin anything and everythingmoto jackets and velvet. My current style icons are Olivia Palermo, Blake Lively and Chiara Ferragni. My go-to outfit consists of solid staple items paired with funky and wilder accessories. I can’t wait to share the different trends I love and spot this semester with you guys!