STYLE GURU BIO: Elisa Cherry

Welcome Fashionistas/os! I am beyond ecstatic to be a Style Guru for the fall semester.  I am a freshman at Montana State University, born and raised in the “Big Sky Country.” I long to live in a big bustling city where fashion is as much of the culture as the people.

I believe that fashion is the best way to show the world who you are. There is so much work that goes into creating personal style, from the pieces you choose, to the handbag and jewelry you accessorize with. As I walk around campus and take in the new college experiences I observe the campus fashion to be laid back and rather uniform. Wranglers, flannels and cowboy boots rule campus, along with Birkenstocks, running shorts and a University T-shirt. I think that my usual bright lipstick and preppy style makes me stick out, yet I wouldn’t have it any other way. I strive to always look put together with a touch of, “I tried to look like I didn’t try.” I want to inspire others and bring a sense of urban street style to Montana State.

I would describe my personal style as timeless. I will be caught wearing neutrals the majority of the time. Blacks, whites, beiges and neutral tones of blues and greens are mostly what my wardrobe consists of. I surround myself with pieces that never go out of style, and I like to mix with pieces that come and go with the seasonal trends. If I could live in J.Crew for the rest of my life, I would, but you may also find me in Anthropologie, Free People, Madewell or Zara, none of which are within a 300 mile radius of Montana. Although I am all about being put together, I am also a fan of upcycling—taking vintage pieces and pairing them with modern-chic wardrobe staples to achieve an effortless look. I always finish off my outfit with a handbag, a plethora of rings and a dainty or statement necklace. My passion for fashion began at an early age. I have always loved looking through magazines to find inspiration. I am constantly putting ensembles together for my friends, and I find myself spending hours trying clothes on.

Fall is by far my favorite season. I love layering and all the other trends that come with the change in season. Berry lips, chunky sweaters, boots, dresses with tights and scarves are what I will be wearing during the fall. During this transition season between summer and fall, skinny jeans and a chambray are my go-to pieces.

I am looking forward to this upcoming semester and being able to report on campus style as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. I hope you are ready for a RAD semester filled with fashion and fun!