STYLE GURU BIO: Emmy Sarra

Hey there, Fashionistas! My name is Emmy Sarra and I am a sophomore at The Ohio State University. I am majoring in Marketing with a minor in English in the hopes of being able to use that in the fashion industry. I can just imagine myself in a spacious office, sipping a skinny vanilla latte while writing columns for the newest fashion magazine.

I bet you’re wanting to know a little background info on who I am, but if not, here it is anyway. I was in private school from kindergarten through my senior year of high school, wearing a plaid skirt and a polo every day to school…Barf, right? Our shirt had to be buttoned up and tucked in, along with our skirt not rising above our fingertips. The required white socks and closed toe gym shoes weren’t exactly enough to let me express my own unique style. Everyone looked and dressed the same, and it was something I dreaded putting on every day. I knew that college was going to be a wonderful place full of diversity and colorful, not all-plaid, clothing. Most people look forward to being on their own and getting independence, but I was most excited to be able to show others my personality through my clothing.

If I had to describe my style, it would definitely be cute but comfortable. Comfort is always the first thing I look for in my clothing.

My go-to pieces are what I’m wearing in these pictures. I’m wearing extremely comfortable shorts that are perfect for the summer time since they have breezy slits on both sides. I couldn’t find my exact shorts online since they were found at a boutique in Cincinnati, but there are many shorts out there that have the same slit concept. I pair these funky and colorful shorts with all-black, allowing the shorts to be the main focus of my outfit. My strappy heels are definitely one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own (besides my Birkenstocks, of course). The slight heel makes the outfit more feminine, but it doesn’t take away from the comfort. Last but not least, I added jewelry to complete my outfit. I have on bracelets from Alex and Ani, and a layering necklace from a local boutique (but you can find them at places like Urban Outfitters, too).