STYLE GURU BIO: Caitlin O’Brien

Hey Fashionistas! My name is Caitlin and I am entering my junior year at Marist College. This will be my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista. I could not be more excited to start this adventure with all of you. As a fashion merchandising major, I think this will be an amazing outlet for me to display my creative style.

I grew up in Connecticut, right by the water, so beach days are a must for my summer. I love taking day trips to New York City to explore and wander the many interesting streets New York has to offer. My travel bug definitely doesn’t stop there. I was able to spend my freshman year studying in Florence, Italy which was beyond amazing. The European culture is unlike anything I had ever experienced. My time abroad has definitely helped influence me as a person, as well as me as a Style Guru.

I think that the summer season is a time to really go for it! This is the time to experiment and have fun with your style. With that said, I love mixing colors, prints and textures into some fun summer outfits. As the weather gets warmer and you wear fewer clothes, I think it’s the perfect time to accessorize every outfit. From dainty pieces to bright costume jewelry, accessories are the best way to finish off an outfit.  I am the type of person who loves being inspired by my surroundings, whether it be the people around me or the places I’m exploring. I love styling outfits and making myself, as well as some friends, feel confident and fun everywhere we go. I hope that these posts will help to inspire all of you Fashionista/os too!