Hi fellow Fashionistas! My name is Gabrielle Thibault and this is my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista. I have always had a love for writing, and of course fashion, so I am very excited to be a part of this talented team. This upcoming fall I will be entering my senior year at the University of Rhode Island where I am majoring in Textile, Merchandising and Design and minoring in Public Relations.
This past semester I never returned to my studies in the Ocean State. I grabbed my three very overweight pieces of luggage and took off for the airport. My sights were set on somewhere different, exhilarating and a little daunting that happened to be across the Atlantic, or across the pond as the expression goes. When my plane touched down I found myself in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, London. Immediately I was in awe of the architecture and the accents, but what caught my attention the most was the impeccable style that every Londoner seemed to possess. Throughout my whirlwind semester abroad I took cues from every Fashionista and Fashionisto I crossed paths with. Whether I was in London or travelling in another enchanting city, I found inspiration everywhere. I also found that when it came to each place’s distinctive sense of style, the men and women were not afraid to shake it up a little bit. Every day I try to incorporate the self-confidence and individuality I found on the European streets within my own outfits.
Today, I did just that by breaking out my blue-fringed bag. The other pieces of my outfit, gray peep toe wedges, white jeans and a fun, printed T-shirt are pieces that can be found in anyone’s closet. As for my blue-fringed bag, I would like to think that that is not so much the case. It is unexpected, and yet a perfect match with my outfit and my newfound perspective on my own individual style.
Now that I am back in the States I will be keeping an eye out for fashion-forward looks that inspire me as much as the ones on the streets of Europe did. I cannot wait to see what finds this semester holds. Hopefully while I am doing that, you will keep an eye out for my posts! See you next Tuesday!