Hi there Fashionistas/os! My name is Dayna Huor. I completed my last semester as a junior at the University of Iowa, majoring in exercise science with the pre-physical therapy track. Junior year was probably the most change-filled year since coming to college. I was bombarded with an even larger workload, the realization that I’m one more year closer to “adulting” and of course many wonderful memories with the friends I’ve made here. Another important thing that comes to mind when thinking back on this past year is that I really started to embrace my own style, which overall is a mixture of casual and athleisure wear, although I occasionally do have a girly side (I love me some florals). However, my number one priority will always be comfort, given my busy schedule and variety-filled active lifestyle.
Although most who know me are familiar with my passion for martial arts and dance, it is not a well known fact that I also thoroughly enjoy makeup and fashion. Growing up, I had this habit of putting on bright red lipstick—“borrowed” from my mother—with a matching red dress for every special occasion and I absolutely loved showing off pieces from my fashion collection, particularly shoes and jewelry. My interest in fashion has only grown since I was a little girl. Nowadays you can find me in my spare time watching lookbook videos created by fashion YouTubers, obsessing over fashion pins on Pinterest, adding hundreds of items to my theoretically affordable online shopping cart and thrifting.
I think my friends and I can both agree that my style has really come a long, long way from the good old days of consistently wearing boys’ basketball shorts/sweatpants and Vans (that’s what happens when you grow up with a majority of your friends being boys). Nowadays I prefer a simple and casual feel to my look. My go-to shoes are my black Nikes and I never leave my apartment without a comfortable long cardigan.
When I received the opportunity to be a part of the CollegeFashionista team as a Style Guru, I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled because I now have the chance to fully embrace things I’ve always been quietly passionate about. With this chance to utilize my creativity via a new outlet, I can’t wait to start and I hope you will find my posts helpful and enjoyable! Here’s to a RAD summer.