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STYLE GURU BIO: Courtney Costello

January 5th, 2016 at 2:00am

Let me start out by saying how unbelievably insane it is that I am now starting my THIRD semester as a Style Guru here at College Fashionista. These past two semesters have been nothing short of rewarding and inspiring. This internship has taken my simple love for fashion and transformed it into work, justifying the fact that not all work has to be boring.

Just in case you’ve never stumbled upon my page before, my name is Courtney Costello and I am a sophomore at the University of Florida. Since joining the CollegeFashionista team last summer I have switched my major to marketing in hopes of pursuing a career within fashion marketing. I would also love to work for a large cosmetics company like Benefit Cosmetics or MAC because makeup has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.

If you’re from up north then some of you may be a little bit confused regarding my outfit. Unfortunately for me, Florida decided to skip winter this year and even these boots and high socks are cutting it a little too close. I’m talking 80-degree weather people! This is supposed to be the time of the year for hot cocoa, mittens and lighting the fireplace. Okay, well realistically that’s never Florida but a girl can dream, right?

In my opinion, the most versatile piece that every girl should have in her closet is a T-shirt dress. They’re comfy, cute and great for layering when it starts to get chilly. Mine is actually a shirt but that’s one of the good things about being five feet tall. My go-to outfit around this time of the year is pairing a simple dress with some plain black booties. The boots dress the outfit up but aren’t too warm that it’s uncomfortable in this heat. Another good tip is to mimic the look of knee-high boots by pairing your booties with some high socks! People would look at me strange if I was wearing knee high boots in this weather but the socks tie this whole look together.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. I’m looking forward to a rad semester and I’ll see you in the swamp!