STYLE GURU BIO: Katelyn Smith

I’m back! Hi guys. I’m Katelyn and I’m rocking out my senior year at the University of Georgia with CollegeFashionista. Fashion has all my love, so I can’t wait to show everyone at home and beyond how we style it up in Athens.

I’m your cliché small town girl meets fashion meets big city. The place I call home is smack dab in the middle of Georgia and is everything a country song ever described. However, my move to the much larger college town proved me to be not such a country gal but a grungy-glam Fashionista with an eye for great lipsticks.

I love keeping up with trends, which sounds lame and totally something a girl would say, but I am 100 percent the first person to hop on trend, good or bad, and rock it out before anyone else. I’m a sucker for beauty trends, like dark lips and extreme highlighting, and I love to accessorize with big necklaces and lots of rings. I also love the risqué and the strange, but I’m not a Fashionista that will wear something that’s not fit for my body type. Do you think I can wear a romper? The answer is no.

Here I’m wearing one of the coolest halter tops I’ve ever seen with a neckline full of coins and fringe chains. My jeans are American Eagle Outfitters’ jeggings in a smoky gray color, which I rolled up because that’s way cooler than just leaving them down. I’m tall and clumsy, so I usually stick with flat shoes. These Lucky Brand booties are my favorite and their comfort is through the roof. Looking like a girly member of the Sons of Anarchy was my end goal when I mixed metals, which I’m such a fan of right now, and used chunky rings to create a totally fun hand assemble. The lipstick I’m wearing is Wet N’ Wild, believe it or not, and I think it gives the perfect pop of color to a monochromatic outfit.

I’m a huge proponent of breaking comfort zones in fashion, in life and pretty much wherever else. That’s how I ended up interested in fashion. When you stop caring what everyone thinks and do what you want, everything falls into place. I fell into fashion with all comfort zones cleared, but my biggest comfort zone break was actually writing in class and with CollegeFashionista. It’s always good to have it in your skill set (seriously). I know I’m not Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling or someone else brilliant with words, but I say I get an A for effort.

Hope you enjoy everything that’s to come! Let’s have a #RAD fall semester!