Hello, fellow fashion lovers! My name is Elizabeth Cash and I am a rising sophomore at the University of Memphis. I am majoring in Journalism and am a part of the Honors Program. I am incredibly excited to be joining the CollegeFashionista team as a Style Guru this summer. Photography, fashion and writing are three of my favorite hobbies and because each go hand in hand I get to utilize all of them wrapped up in one.
“The most important thing a girl wears is her confidence.” This could not be any more true. This quote is a main reason why I love fashion in general: it allows everyone to be different and embrace their own style. Standing out and putting my own unique twist on my outfits is something I love to do, but it does take confidence to feel comfortable enough to stand out. These two items, confidence and comfortable, allow for full freedom in my style. So who cares if your purse doesn’t match your shoes or your accessories seem overwhelming to others. Being different and resisting the “blend-in syndrome” allows you to stand out as a person and helps you express yourself through your clothing. No need to follow everyone else in the latest trends.
At University of Memphis I have seen this firsthand. Walking around campus I consistently see white, high-tops Converse. They’ve become such a trend that i see multiple pairs all across campus every day. So white, high-tops Converse have become the face of girls on college campuses. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my Converse and how comfortable they are, but it has become an unwritten dress code for girls on campus and I see that as a problem. Be different. Be yourself. Be confident. Wear what you like. I applaud the girls who put their own twist on this trend by buying a different color Converse to fit their style. For example, all-black or maybe an off-white or cream color. Just a simple splash of your own style will make you stand out. I will strive this summer to encourage people throughout my posts to embrace these little twists on their style.
As for my style, I love comfort. Although people tend to refer to me as a “Pripster” (a preppy hipster), I do not like to put labels on peoples’ styles. Sure I love layering necklaces, oversized sweaters, casual dresses, soft shirts and my white, high-top Converse (believe it or not). On a normal day I go for what I’ll feel comfortable and confident in. When i’m comfortable and confident in my outfit it makes a worlds difference.
I cannot wait for this summer my Fashionistas and Fashionistos. Look for my weekly posts every Monday!