Hey Fashionistas! I never thought I would say this, but I am so glad that summer is winding down and coming to an end. Between moving cities, starting my freshman year at Lasell College and getting the opportunity to be a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista, there’s certainly a lot I have to look forward to this fall semester! As much fun as sunny weather can be, I’ve spent far too long this summer serving pizza as a waitress at a local restaurant, and not nearly enough time serving looks.

Maybe my excitement for the fall has got me transitioning my wardrobe into fall even before the leaves change color. I couldn’t resist breaking out this comfy and casual flannel dress (ah, the true Maine girl in me!). My daily outfits are generally pretty casual and good to easily go from running errands to running into friends around town. I love simple, monochromatic pieces because with the addition of accessories you can easily channel any current trend! I paired the grungy flannel with some white Steve Madden sneakers with zipper details, a silver accented choker and layered necklace to add a little bit of the ’90-inspired trend to my look. While my Maine surroundings may influence my look, I can’t wait to be inspired by and document the fashion that I will find by living in the Boston area over the next four years.

As a fashion communications major, I plan to incorporate my love for fashion and media to eventually help create a magazine or website that will instill the passion and lasting impact that style has on Fashionista/os everywhere. Hopefully, I can begin to do that through my platform here on CollegeFashionista! I believe that both college, and through dressing yourself, young people have the opportunity to discover who they are and become the best and most confident version of themselves. I can’t wait do discover new trends, try out new styles and make some RAD new Fashionista friends.

Thanks for letting me talk a little bit about myself… now here’s to a great upcoming semester both here at CollegeFashionista and on campus!