My name is Emma Mosser, and this is my first semester (exciting!) as a CollegeFashionista Style Guru. I’m currently studying at The University of Texas at Austin, and I’m majoring in international relations.

Yes, I know, international relations isn’t generally thought of as being a stepping stone on the path to a job in the fashion industry. Yet here I am, studying the ins and outs of Eastern and Central Europe, while writing for my internship with CollegeFashionista. That’s the great thing about fashion; it doesn’t really know any boundaries. It’s exactly what one wants it to be, and it can be approached in a multitude of ways. For me, it started out around age eight, when I’d draw outfits in notebooks and imagine the scenarios in which people would be sporting my ultra-cool designs. After about six years of poorly drawn clothing, my interest in fashion sort of began to dissipate and only recently returned with a bang.

The Internet is a beautiful place. With fashion blogs galore, it’s been instrumental in the reprisal of my role as a fashion-obsessed student. From Christie’s Closet to Essie Button, I’d be lost without inspiration from the Fashionistas/os of the world. Fashion blogs and finally going off to college were the two biggest factors in my new attitude toward fashion.

Attending high school in a small town in Ohio was not necessarily the best way for me to strut my favorite styles, but moving to Austin for school made me want to show off what I felt I could do with my clothing. I’ve embraced my new favorite trends, chunky black boots, layered necklaces and fuzzy sweaters, and there’s no turning back. My internship with CollegeFashionista will allow me to share my style with you, as well as share the style of the fantastic people who attend my university. I hope my articles inspire you to develop your own style, and to just go all out. I also encourage you to remember that fashion has no real rules. You do you.