STYLE GURU BIO: Emily Irgang

Well hello there fellow Fashionistas! My name is Emily Irgang and I have just completed my first semester as a freshman at Syracuse University. This is my first time working with CollegeFashionista and I am so excited to be a part of such a fabulous team.

Since I was a young girl, I have always played dress up with Barbies. I loved that I could change the outfit my Barbie would wear to anything I wanted. Sometimes I would put her in an elegant gown if I was feeling like a princess that day, or some days I would put her in a pair of simple jeans and a t-shirt to go with my casual mood. Whatever my mood was, I could make sure my Barbie used her clothes to help illustrate my many moods.

Thus, fashion has always been a way for me to express myself. I grew up in Westchester County, about 45 minutes north of New York City so I have been graced with being able to surround myself with some of the best designers and stores in the world. I have always been one to stick with the classic part of fashion. My favorite brands include Chanel, Christian Louboutin and Hermes. I have always loved the elegance from a simple Chanel thread black and white suit or the sophistication of a black patent leather Louboutin shoe. Needless to say, while I may be in love with these classic brands, my wallet is not.

My style started off in Limited Too where I would wear anything with sequins or glitter on it. I thought sequins were the most fabulous things on the planet. As I developed, I started to like Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co. more. Then again, as I left my tween years behind I moved into more edgy and fun brands. Some of my current favorite brands (and stores) include Aritizia, Topshop, American Apparel, LF and Singer 22.

As a college student however, I have slowly learned to adapt to a smaller budget. Finding fabulous things at affordable prices has become my new mantra.

This season some of my favorite trends include black leather pants with cool ankle booties. I have always had an obsession with adding vests to an outfit for an extra pop. Lastly, I am truly obsessed with big and bold necklaces; I love how adding a simple necklace can really finalize any look. Additionally, since I go to Syracuse, where zero degrees Fahrenheit is the norm, I am looking forward to finding warm, affordable and trendy pieces that can be rocked even in the cold.

Again, I am so thrilled that I have the opportunity to work and write with CollegeFashionista. I know this is going to be a great learning and fashion experience.

Stay fabulous my fellow Fashionistas and stay tuned!