STYLE GURU BIO: Emily Holland

Happy New Year Fashionistas/os! As we say so long to 2014 and hello to 2015, there is more on my mind than cliché New Year’s resolutions. As a fashion enthusiast, I’m extremely excited to see what new styles and trends will pop up as the year progresses—not only on runways, but on my own college campus as well.

I’m a second year Editorial Journalism student with a minor in Communications at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Although it may seem convenient to fall into the “workout clothes to class” routine in college, there’s an array of various styles seen all around the sunny California campus that I’m excited to share.

I’ve been interested in fashion since I was a young girl, mainly flip-flopping through various styles while putting my own quirky, personal twist on them. However, I really found my sense of style and passion for the fashion industry when I started college. I finally dyed my hair lavender after years of lusting after it, and was finally able to explore different styles that better suited “college me.” I became more interested in high fashion, following runways and drooling over looks seen at New York Fashion Week. Since starting at Cal Poly, I’ve found my place at KCPR, Cal Poly’s own campus radio station, as well as the journalism department—both of which welcomed me with open arms.

Although many associate large cities such as New York and Los Angeles as being “fashion capitals of the world,” my goal for this semester at Cal Poly and College Fashionista is to show that small towns can still make big fashion statements.

To me personally, style is more than taking an outfit straight off of a mannequin. A true sense of style allows you to express and present yourself to the world in ways that your body cannot, and that is why I’m utterly obsessed. Although deemed a “shopaholic” by virtually everyone that knows me, my sense of style is constantly changing just as I am. Therefore, the obsessive shopping is definitely less of an addiction, and more of a reflection of my own personal growth. Convincing, right?

I’m looking forward to an exciting start of a new year, and a new semester here at CollegeFashionista.