STYLE GURU BIO: Joan Daly

May 27th, 2015 at 2:10am

My name is Joan Daly, and I’m a rising junior Communications major at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. One year has past since I wrote my first CollegeFashionista Style Guru Bio, and I can’t express how happy I am to be back and writing another for the third time! It’s amazing how one’s style, as well as oneself, can change in just a short year. I’m excited for this summer and the trends that will come with it, as well as getting a chance to further explore my personal style in my favorite city in the world, New York City.

I just returned from a semester abroad in London, England. Needless to say, London gave NYC a run for its money with new and exciting adventures around every turn. I traveled, explored and essentially galavanted around Europe for four months, loving every minute of it. What enraptured my heart most was the simplistic British sense of style. I loved nothing more than throwing on black jeans, black heeled boots, and a black coat and feeling as chic as ever. Although up for debate, I think that the Brits may like black more than New Yorkers, but I won’t be the judge of that. British style was comfortable and practical, allowing you to always look good as well as feel good. I am grateful for my time abroad and the opportunity to explore my own personal sense of style, taking home some bits of British street style as my favorite souvenir.

So after four months in California and four months in London, I returned home for four summer months of interning in NYC. I’m excited to bring back some of my personal favorite trends, like big florals and midi skirts and, of course, the headband. I’m also excited to try on some new trends, like this white on white look I’ve been recently experimenting with. Pairing a simple white top with a flared white skirt makes for a crisp summer outfit. Throw on an army-inspired jacket and some neutral shoes and you’re good to go. Adding some white-hot earrings will make this monochromatic outfit stand out even more. This is just one of many trends I’m excited to embrace this season; I can’t wait to see where this summer in the city will bring my sense of style!