STYLE GURU BIO: Jillian Acri

Hello fellow Fashionistas/os! My name is Jillian Acri, and I am a junior at Penn State University majoring in Public Relations. My dream job is to work for a magazine in New York City, my favorite city in the world. This is my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista, and I could not be more excited!

I grew up in the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, Pennsylvania, so of course I love eating chocolate. Some of my other hobbies include watching Gossip Girl reruns on Netflix and stalking celebrities on Instagram to find out what they are wearing. I love finding fashion and beauty ideas from celebrities’ blogs and instagrams, especially Gigi Hadid, Lauren Conrad and my personal style icon, Blake Lively. She always looks effortlessly gorgeous, whether she is on the red carpet or in sweatpants.

My personal style is simple and minimalist. I love wearing neutral colors, but I also like adding a pop of color into my outfits. My favorite color of the season is blush pink. I think it’s flattering on everybody and great for transitioning into fall and winter.

This fall, I’m really loving the skort trend. I like to say it’s business in the front with a skirt and a party in the back with shorts! I am a firm believer that you can never go wrong with classic stripes, especially in black and white. I’m also a huge fan of floppy hats, especially this one from Nordstrom. They add a sophisticated look to any simple outfit and even cover up a bad hair day.

I can’t wait to showcase the latest trends and fashion inspirations right here at Penn State!