Hey there Fashionistas/os! My name is Jasmyne Gooden and I am super excited to be joining CollegeFashionista for the very first time as a Style Guru! I am currently a junior at DePaul University studying Communications and Media and working to pursue a career in the very versatile and amazing fashion industry!
Before attending DePaul University, I was a fashionable Pre-Medicine student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. I made the decision to leave the University of Illinois after realizing that I could not possibly live without fashion and beauty being a part of my career! I am what most would call obsessed with fashion and beauty, or as many of my friends and family like to call me—a shopaholic. And I am not ashamed to admit that I am. So I’ve decided that what better way to embrace my fashion and beauty addiction than to share it with world.
Like the fashion industry itself, my style is very versatile and changes depending on my mood (by living in Chicago the weather tends to affect my style as well). However my most consistent personal street style has been a diffusion of girly and edgy wrapped into one. I live for distressed denim with a nice blouse —with a nice print or pattern, of course! Pairing the two together has always been a go to look for me as an every day style, because it is a look that allows you to be presentable and on-the-go at the same time. The key to completing this look is a great bag and subtle statement accessories. My style is especially inspired by fashion icons such as Rihanna, Kanye West, June Ambrose and Solange Knowles. I love their styles so much that I often call them my fashion family!
Learning from my fashion family, I am able to tell you that fashion and style should be fun and an expression of who you are! With my posts as a Style Guru this semester, I plan to showcase a variety of fun and fashionable styles. Be on the lookout every Tuesday for a new fashion adventure with me!