I’m Halina and I’m so excited to return to CollegeFashionista for another rad semester as a Style Guru. A little bit about me; I’m a second year student at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. I’m majoring in retail management, which is basically a business degree with a focus on retail business and processes. The dream is to utilize my degree to become a buyer for beauty and fashion retailers somewhere down the line. I’m obsessed with coffee, smoked salmon bagels, and the Alexander Wang denim jacket with fur lining. I think that gives pretty good insight into me as a person.
I had an amazing time as a Style Guru in my last semester (summer 2016) and wanted to continue the fun, especially considering the fashion during winter/spring is literally what I live for. I think I can deliver some awesome content for you guys to take inspiration from or fall into a online shopping wormhole. I know I definitely have.
In terms of my style, it’s purely based on my mood. I don’t usually stick to a specific style, however I do have certain things I refuse to wear and certain things I lean towards. My favorite things, generally, to wear on a cold Toronto day usually contain leather leggings, a thick sweater and ankle boots. It’s pretty basic, but it’s all in the sweater. Here I’ve gone for a forest green mock neck sweater but when I’m feeling a little more edgy I must swap it out for an oversized sweater with something edgy like cats on it. Toronto does this amazing thing where it’s freezing cold but the sun is blaring, so you’re not really in Toronto unless you’re wearing a winter jacket and sunglasses. I paired my outfit with a thrifted fisherman’s jacket and a custom made Arctic Monkeys canvas bag.
Looking forward to sharing with you this semester!