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STYLE GURU BIO: Karly Siegel

STYLE GURU BIO: Karly Siegel

Hey there, Fashionistas/os! If you are a regular CollegeFashionista reader, you may remember me from last semester. My name is Karly Siegel, and I am a sophomore at Ohio University. I am originally from Northern Virginia, but what brought me to Ohio was the Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development major that OU offers. I wanted to go to a college with a green campus, a lot of culture and a fashion merchandising program. I am so lucky to have found all three in one amazing and diverse university. With that being said, I am so excited to share with you the RAD fall street style I find this semester on campus.

Fashion has been a major part of my life ever since I was able to dress myself. I have used this channel as a form of self-expression for as long as I can remember. As much as I would love to be talented in drawing, painting or playing instruments, I consider fashion to be my best and most favorite form of art. If I were to describe my personal fashion sense in three words they would be bohemian, retro and chic. I choose these three words because I love vintage clothing mostly from the ‘60s and ‘70s, when the bohemian style was very popular. Usually you will find me in flowy/earthy outfits, but I threw the word “chic” in there because I can’t deny my love for dressing up in delicate heels and a beautiful dress. So, I guess you can say my style is all over the place, but as a fashion enthusiast, I can’t help but love almost every genre of fashion there is.

The look I am showing you this week is more on the “chic” side of my personal style. I am wearing an olive green tunic dress with lace-up wedges that remind me of the ones seen on the Marc Jacobs fall 2015 ready-to-wear runway. The dress I am wearing is one of those that does not look so appealing on the hanger. I went ahead and tried it on because I love olive green for fall. Once I put it on, I fell in love. I know the phrase, “don’t judge a book by its cover” is more about judging people, but it can sometimes apply to fashion too!

So, my first fashion advice of the fall semester for you is to not be afraid of pieces that don’t look so good on the hanger. I hope you take that in consideration when shopping around this week. Stay tuned for my next article; I promise it will be less about me and more about staying fabulous this fall!