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STYLE GURU BIO: Jessica Gillen

Hi fashionistas and fashionistos! My name is Jessica and I’m currently a junior majoring in Public Relations at the University of Florida. I have a passion for fashion and writing and I can’t wait to combine my passions through this incredible outlet.

My personal style could be described as timeless and feminine with an added touch of sparkle. You will definitely see more glitzy button-downs, classic timepieces and skirts. Some of my fashion icons include Lauren Conrad, Jackie O and the ladies of Gossip Girl. I love accessorizing my outfits with the right jewelry or a sparkly headband. I also really enjoy finding the next big fashion trend.

I’m so excited to have the opportunity to intern for CollegeFashionista and get the chance to connect with fellow Fashionista/os on my college campus. I hope you tune in to my column each Tuesday as I detail my journey of jaunts around campus spotting stylish students who provide me with a dose of fashion inspiration. I love how many college kids utilize their style to make a fashion statement and I hope it inspires you as well.

My biggest piece of advice to budding Fashionista/os out there would be to not be afraid to try new things. A lot of my friends say they wouldn’t try certain looks because they don’t think it would look good on them, but I say fashion is trial and error and at the end of the day it is supposed to be a fun way to express yourself. Fashion is art, and your body is your canvas. What you are wearing tells the world a lot about you and your personality, so go ahead and let your fashion speak for itself.