As I hope that 2017 will be a year of many firsts, I do have a couple of “lasts” heading my way. This year will be my last semester as a Style Guru and as in undergrad at Georgia State University. Bring it on real world—I’M READY! (If you could see my face you would see the terror in my eyes. No, but, in all honesty, I’m just as excited as I am scared to see what life is all about. I’m ready to see where life and hard work can take me. Maybe I’ll live abroad. Maybe I’ll go on a backpacking trip across some random country, or maybe I’ll finally visit that restaurant I always drive by on the way to school. Also, as of lately, Instagram and YouTube have been giving me subtle hints that speak to my subconscious about not worrying about what is to come. So, if a Fashionista is out there freaking out about their future, don’t stress too much about it. We all go through events for a reason, and they always pass, and we continue on stronger than before.
Now, on to my outfit. The outfit I chose for this shoot best represents me: chill and comfortable. No one wants to be uncomfortable in the clothes they’re wearing and in school at that. And with the world’s extreme bipolar weather (70 degrees in JANUARY— come on people!) it is important to layer. I threw on a gray sweater that added some “color” to my all black outfit. If the weather or classrooms become too hot or breezy, I would have to option to take the sweater on/off without sacrificing the whole outfit. Adding a leather jacket to any outfit can take it from zero to 100 real quick. My first motorcycle jacket was gifted to me over the madness of Black Friday; not all leather jackets have to cost $400 and ordered from AllSaints.
Although I do aspire to always to be comfortable in my clothing, one of my goals for this year is to dress a tad more vivaciously. The first goal is to buy more pieces I see on other people yet think I could never pull off. I also need to add more color into my wardrobe as well as wear dresses and skirts—which I’m rarely ever seen in.