Hey again, Fashionistas and Fashionistos! This will be my second semester as a Style Guru for Rutgers University, and I am looking forward to continue featuring some of our best-dressed students.
Writing for CollegeFashionista in the fall was a lot of fun. It helped me develop a keener eye for trends on campus, and it also forced me to keep up with trends on the runway. When school gets busy and work piles up, I usually take a break from reading Vogue and Style. But hey, as a Style Guru, it’s my job to read them! Having the opportunity to interview people and learn more about their individual styles was also enjoyable and rewarding. I got to learn more about my friends and learn new things about people I didn’t know so well. On top of that, I picked up some great style advice.
Fall semester was different from previous ones because I often felt busy—which was not necessarily bad. I actually enjoy being busy because it keeps me motivated. However, the fast-paced environment that surrounded me that semester definitely made me more into a girl on the go. That in turn has affected my personal style. My outfits have become less eclectic and more focused on comfort. I’d now describe my style as casual-chic. Instead of wearing booties, I opt for flat ankle boots. These lace-up shoes are currently my favorite pair of boots. The lace-up style reminds me of oxfords and gives off a classic vibe. Not to mention the chestnut hue matches almost everything. Sweaters are my best friend. I adore this one because it is cropped, and I can pair it nicely with skirts, dresses and high-waisted jeans. When I want to add a bit of flair, I’ll accessorize using patterned scarves or include clothing pieces with interesting textures and prints. This maroon skirt is a smooth velvet material; It’s definitely my staple for this winter.
Has your style changed over the past semester? I’d love to hear about it. But for now, stay tuned for my monthly articles! I’m excited to see what this spring semester has for us Fashionistas and Fashionistos, and I hope to learn about more of you.