If I were introducing myself in person there would be an abundance of finger guns and awkwardness, so luckily for all of you Fashionistas and Fashionistos, a technological introduction helps cut my Jessica Day-esque (hopefully endearing) quirkiness. My name is Jenny Bryan and I’ve just begun my sophomore year at the ever-exciting University of Georgia studying both Fashion Merchandising and Sociology, a combination that baffles both my peers and my parents. Minoring in Underwater Basket-weaving wasn’t an option so I had to choose the next best thing. This is my second semester writing for CollegeFashionista, but that doesn’t mean I’ve burned myself out and that my articles will be filled with any less fashion sass, sarcasm or platform shoes. Get ready, CF lovers!

If you’ve never met me in person or we’re yet to become internet friends, here are a few things about me that are pretty necessary to know: in the last three years I have colored my hair over thirteen times, ranging from blue to black to blonde (as well as lobbing half of it off every once and a while), so if you pick up anything about me, know that I’m a girl who likes to shake things up any and all of the time. My dream closet would be filled to the brim with the entire costume collection from Clueless (I love myself a plaid skirt), as well as half of Rihanna’s ensembles mixed with every Oscar de la Renta gown in the history of ever. Rapid Fire Round: I live for boyfriend jeans, tend to spend my life savings on shoes and would cut off my left arm to work for Valentino. Anything else?

Cliche yes, but college has forced me to figure myself out, be that who I am as a person, what I want from life and how I view myself. In the last year, I’ve learned that the opinions of others shouldn’t matter; what matters is doing what you love, sharing what you love…wearing what you love, too! Fashionistas and Fashionistos, listen up. You can spend all the time you want trying to impress others or urge them to like you and listen to you, or you can spend your time doing things for you, finding your passion, expressing the heck out of yourself and being a general rockstar. I suggest the latter, if you want my opinion.

Keep this in mind trendsetters, as you dive into your next year of studies. While I traverse my home away from home at UGA, scoping the stylish and admiring the impeccably dressed and confident, I hope that you don’t hesitate to whip out that funky vinyl skirt you’ve been nervous to wear to class. What’s life without a little excitement?