Hello my fellow Fashionistas and Fashionistos! My name is Jessica Ibarreta, and I am a student at the University of North Florida. I major in Marketing & Logistics and aspire to become a marketer/product developer for a leading beauty corporation someday. My obsession and passion for all things beauty, ranging from advocating female empowerment on a daily basis to my undying interest in the makeup industry, definitely integrates into my personal sense of style. Girl power all the way, am I right?
I like to believe I’m gracefully making a segue from embracing the basic tenets of early 2000s girl pop to channeling my inner Beyoncé; but enough with that thought.
There is beauty in simplicity and minimalism. I believe that well executed and tailored key pieces can awaken any outfit and add a very much needed dose of sophistication.
Putting everything in perspective, I have the tendency to build upon a streamlined look. My style is often on the more contemporary side. However as I reside in Florida, I find it necessary and practical to incorporate a splash of “La Vie Bohème” as lightweight fabrics and distressed denims are always go-to’s in 90 degree weather. I am also drawn to vibrant and uniquely textured clothing as well. Anything vaguely indigenous ALWAYS catches my eye.
Just wandering anywhere from Riverside Jax to the beaches, I find great inspiration from local Fashionistas who time and time again manage to incorporate runway trends innovatively and accessibly. Everyday I am truly exploring. My style is never concrete and is ever-changing.
My hopes are to return to NYC in the near future as I miss the cold, the lights and the distinct smells.
As for now, I am beyond excited for my internship this spring as a Style Guru! Be on the lookout every Monday for my posts on the latest street styles on UNF’s campus!