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January 7th, 2016 at 1:36pm

I am a college freshman at LIM, studying fashion merchandising with a concentration in buying and planning. If I had to describe my style I would say I like to dress professional with a hint of whimsy. I enjoy borrowing from the boys, as well; I have a deep interest in the world of menswear and I think every woman should be able to rock a suit and heels.

I grew up in the suburbs of Maryland but I always knew I was meant to live in the city, so I decided to go to school in New York City. My favorite thing about New York is the unique street style I see every day. I think the fashion world definitely speaks a different language because every time you put something on and walk down the street, it’s like your shouting to everyone “this is who I am.”

Ever since I was younger, I felt like I instantly had a love for fashion. In elementary school, I would always say I wanted to be a fashion designer; then in high school I realized how much I hated sewing. But fashion has always been a part of myself, and I admire when someone has enough courage to show the world who they are. I believe fashion is a way for you to express who you are without having to speak at all. I am inspired not only be street style but also by my favorite designer Ralph Lifshitz (Ralph Lauren). I appreciate that he values American tradition in clothing and I like the way he transforms a simple piece of clothing into a chic and preppy ensemble.

The reason why I wanted to be a Style Guru is because when I first visited the CollegeFashionista page, I was inspired  by the college students around the U.S who are able to share what inspires them with other fashion lovers. I love the idea of this page because college is the phase in our life when we really grow and are making a transition, so it is important to document how you and your style changes.