STYLE GURU BIO: Cherileigh Co

Hey! My name is Cherileigh Co and I’m a senior at Ryerson University which is located in the heart of downtown Toronto. I’m studying an undergraduate degree in journalism with a minor in public relations. This is my fifth semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista and third semester as an editorial intern.

As a senior, I’m looking forward to the six-week internship during the winter semester. I have high hopes to intern for either Flare Magazine, i-D or NYLON. After Ryerson, I want to pursue a career in fashion journalism as a writer.

Currently, the trends I’m digging are bandannas, summer jackets and pins. My favorite Toronto designer is Hayley Elsaesser. She studied in Australia and is known for her super vibrant prints. Besides fashion, my other vices include: snowboarding, Greek cuisine and horror movies. In addition, I love listening to music, especially electronic indie. Right now, I’m spinning PARTYNEXTDOOR, Shura and Alina Baraz.

Despite the fact I live in a suburban city outside of Toronto, I still have a deep love for the 6ix. Regardless of the bad reviews for Suicide Squad, I was mesmerized spotting all of their Toronto sets such as Yonge-Dundas Square and Bay Station.

In my look, I wanted to embody my love for vintage fashion by styling a key transitional summer to fall piece: the retro windbreaker. Originally, these lightweight jackets were a big hit during the ’80s and ’90s. Wearing this windbreaker makes me want to get down in a ’90s hip hop music video. The striped sleeves and nautical design on the back are what make windbreakers so fly.

I paired my thrifted windbreaker with a jacquard-printed crop top from ASOS and black high-waisted jeans. The black baseball cap complements my windbreaker because they both express the athleisure trend.

This fall, I’m delighted to come back for another #RAD semester. Thanks to CollegeFashionista, I’m able to capture Ryerson’s sleek and chic street style, and revel in fashion writing.