STYLE GURU BIO: Jillian Reyes

Hey friends, my name is Jillian! I am a sophomore at Rutgers University currently majoring in journalism and media studies. My main goal in life is to able to spend my time doing what I love. In my case, that just happens to be doing anything and everything that revolves around fashion, so I am thrilled to be able to be a part of CollegeFashionista this semester!

As a little girl, you could always find me “designing clothes” in my free time at home, as well as in the margins of my notebooks at school. I have always been grasped by the surplus of creativity and inspired minds surrounding the fashion industry—I simply can’t get enough. I spent my high school years studying fashion design and merchandising. There I got a taste of both the designing aspects of the industry, as well as a sneak peek into the business side. I quickly learned that I didn’t love sewing as much as I thought I would. But around the same time, I rediscovered my passion for reading and writing. Now with a little bit more knowledge under my belt, I know that I am ready  to take the steps to thrust myself into the world of fashion and to one day thrive in the journalism sector.

Aside from the love for fashion that we all share, I also love everything to do with beauty and fitness. I am that person that needs at least a half hour warning before leaving to go out because I need to make sure my winged eyeliner is perfectly even. But at the same time, I am also the one who wakes up my roommates on the weekends to join me for a morning gym session. I am an avid coffee drinker and concert goer alike, and I cherish every moment I get to spend on various adventures with my friends.

To kick off the fall, I decided to pair a flowy tank top with an intricate neckline with my favorite pair of ripped jeans. I couldn’t resist adding a classic pair of black heeled booties because booties just seem to scream fall, or is that just me? This outfit tends to mirror my personality quite well if you ask me: fun, edgy and basic.

I am looking forward to a great semester ahead, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us all!