STYLE GURU BIO: Ashley Martin

Hello Fashionista/os, my name is Ashley Martin; I am currently studying Fashion Business and Journalism at Columbia College of Chicago. This is my first semester interning with CollegeFashionista and I am beyond exciting to have this opportunity. I love every aspect of the fashion industry, however, fashion journalism is by far by favorite (besides maybe shopping, of course). After graduating, I plan on running a fashion blog or writing for a fashion magazine. Some of my favorites include: Man Repeller, The Blonde Salad, NYLON magazine and I-D magazine.

Some trends I am already forecasting a serious love for this fall are the flounce hem, as well as the even higher waisted pant that has been hitting the runway this season that will make its way to the street. I am also really looking forward to what this season of street fashion has to show for the concept of androgyny for fall jackets. Plaid doesn’t seem to be going anywhere this fall either, but who doesn’t love a good plaid top to complete an outfit?

I hope through writing for CollegeFashionista I am able to uncover some of these trends on the street and showcase the wonderful sense of style fellow college students have while inspiring others to expand their personal style.

My individual style is a collection of inspiration I have gathered through films, traveling, exploring cultures and, of course, studying what appears on the runway every season. There is no way I could easily describe my style because it is ever evolving and transforming. I love that fashion allows me to express who I am while also allowing me to step outside of that and try new styles for myself. Nothing makes me happier than encouraging people to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new.