STYLE GURU BIO: Catherine Carter

Hi! My name is Catherine and this is my second semester writing for CollegeFashionista! I’m currently a junior journalism and media studies major at Rutgers University. I loved keeping an eye out for trends last semester as everyone transitioned their style from summer to fall. I’m excited to be on the lookout once again during these cold winter months and eventually spring months!

In high school, I often succumbed to The North Face and Uggs look that almost every girl in New Jersey suburbia fashioned. That said, fashion was not my number one priority. Once college rolled around, I had the sudden urge to refurbish my wardrobe. Perhaps the fresh start inspired me, or maybe it was seeing everyone look so well-dressed on the first day; Since then little by little, I’ve been adding and removing pieces from my closet. By now, I have a totally different closet and style than I did freshman year.

Blog surfing, Pinterest, Tumblr, and frequent New York City trips are often my means of style inspiration. Fashion bloggers will tell you how to achieve each look in their style posts and often give their readers cheaper versions of their outfits, which is super important for college students! Overall though, Lauren Conrad is the ultimate style goal. I love her classic and put together look!

While most of the items in my wardrobe are from Forever21, H&M, and J.Crew Factory, I believe it’s important to splurge on certain classic items that will last forever. However, these items aren’t things I buy on a whim. These are pieces I’ve wanted for a long time and have either saved up for or received as gifts. Patience is very important when building on your collection of classic pieces, as you most likely will not receive them all at once. After all, most college students can’t afford to buy kate spade purses and Daniel Wellington watches whenever they feel like it. These pieces will last forever and add the perfect flare to every outfit each time!

I can’t wait to see what trends my campus has in store this semester!