STYLE GURU BIO: Hannah Wright

My last days of a picture-perfect summer come to a close as I begin to type these words. This summer has been full of travel and fashion. Before I dive into those two concepts, I will give you a brief introduction of myself. My name is Hannah Wright, and this is my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista. I am a sophomore in the Visual Communication Design program (VCD) at Kent State University. VCD is essentially graphic design and illustration for those of you scratching your head. I hold a countless number of passions, and graphic design has always been at the top. Some of my other passions include an unhealthy love for the late Heath Ledger, some strong girl power, Drake and Beyoncé, Wes Craven’s original Scream trilogy and of course travel and fashion—which lucky for me, go hand and hand quite flawlessly.

Thanks to the Disney Cruise Line, travel has been a part of my life since I was little. I have been to France, Russia, Ireland and many other countries. My favorite country to visit, as cliché as it is, is Italy. I have been lucky enough to visit Italy multiple times including during the beginning of this past summer. My family and I took on the beautiful cities of Rome, Pompeii and Venice. Sight seeing is truly what Rome and Pompeii are all about—Rome with Trevi, the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel (Vatican City) and Pompeii with the historic treasures of a buried civilization. Venice on the other hand is not all about the sight seeing. Of course there is the Grand Canal, Saint Mark’s Basilica and others, but, at least to me, this was not the essence of our trip to Venice.

Our Venice excursion began when I stepped off the train and onto a water taxi. The boat drove us to our apartment which overlooked a canal that would occasionally showcase a gondolier and his beautiful boat. I soon had come to realize that Venice is a whole other world. It’s an experience, a lifestyle. The beautiful sights I mentioned above are all a part of this “lifestyle,” but it also includes much more than that. It encompasses the people, the shopping, the food and naturally, the fashion. My style inspiration stems from many different mediums, but travel is a prominent one. I often ask myself while online shopping the important question: “Would I be willing wear this dress or this hat while roaming around in the Piazza?” The answer is a decisive one, basically an instant buy if the answer is positive. The answer to the outfit showcased above was a YES (all caps needed). Off-the-shoulder and cold shoulder dresses and shirts have been my favorite trend of the summer, and one that is very apparent in Italy.

I am extremely excited to be writing for CollegeFashionista and growing my personal style while also giving all the Fashionistas out there some style inspiration and killer fashion tips.