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STYLE GURU BIO: Emily Oen

STYLE GURU BIO: Emily Oen

Hello, Fashionistas! My name is Emily, but most people call me “Ems.” I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Minnesota, so if you’re thinking I have the typical Minnesotan accent than you betcha. What I love most about Minnesota is that I can get a taste of the suburb, city, country and lake life all at once. I’m currently in the suburbs attending Normandale Community College pursuing a degree in communication studies through Mankato State University. I thoroughly enjoy getting ready for school and feeling free to try out any style and trend I’m feeling that morning. In dull classrooms, I love being that burst of color and fun prints that walks through the door on the first day.

Enough about school—I’m a firm believer in spoiling yourself with clothes, coffee and Netflix whenever you want. If I’m not working on posts for CollegeFashionista, you can find me binge watching Grey’s Anatomy in Victoria’s Secret Pajamas while sipping an iced caramel latte.

The look I’m showing you today is a typical everyday outfit that I would totally be caught wearing back to back. Not only is it one of my favorite daytime looks, but every piece I purchased was so affordable. Starting with my color blocking, button-down, I purchased this for only $10. To give it the casual vibe I wanted, I only used a few buttons and added a halter neck, lace bralette underneath. Dainty pieces peeking out of tops like these are a must for me. I paired this ensemble with my go-to vintage, denim, Levi shorts, along with a braided belt. And, who doesn’t love a good tote bag (especially the ones that only cost $10—thank you,Target)? I love this light gray color that pairs with anything, and the stitching on the side is an eye-snatching detail. The shoes absolutely take this look from something rather clean and cut to a more colorful and fun vibe. Again, another steal; these pom-pom sandals were only eight dollars, pretty sweet. Finally, I added another accent color with my turquoise ring and threw on a simple watch I never leave the house without. These pieces were all so different, yet they came together in the most exciting way.

I think the most prominent thing you will notice about me throughout this fall season is that I don’t have a pinpointed style quite yet. The beauty of being young is that I’m still trying to figure myself out, so I love trying trends from every category.