Hello once again, Fashionistas/os! I’m Kathryn Reaven and I am currently a senior Fashion Merchandising major and Marketing minor at Kent State University. It’s hard to believe that I’m beginning my fifth semester writing for CollegeFashionsita! I love seeing how when I started writing, Kent had only five Style Gurus, but now we have almost 50. It feels like it was yesterday that I started documenting fashion around my hometown of Urbana, but it was over a year ago. From there, I expanded my fashion scouting on Kent’s campus, where I was constantly inspired by all of the RAD style. It’s obvious why we’re one of the top fashion schools in the country. This past summer, I had the joy of interning in New York City on top of being a Style Guru representing Kent State in the “Big Apple.” New York City was amazing and I made so many new friends, connected with industry professionals and caught a glimpse of a couple celebrities. Passing by Tina Fey was at the top of my list, but sorry I missed out on Michael Cera (for the time being). As much as I miss the hustle and bustle of the city, I’m so excited to spend time with my roommates on our porch at our house in Kent, Ohio.
While living in New York, I learned so much about myself, the ins and outs of the fashion industry and evolving my relaxed style by mixing and matching multiple pieces in my closet. I also learned to accessorize more, yet remain subtle, and to swapping my sneakers to booties, but keeping an ultra casual vibe. While being an intern has its luxurious and not so luxurious moments (running errands delivering multiple gift bags/taking the subway on a steamy hot day and even in the rain), I wouldn’t trade the knowledge I gained for the world. Gaining the knowledge from Krupp Group, I also took so much away from the multiple events CollegeFashionista hosted. It was so awesome spending quality time with the CollegeFashionista team and getting to hang out with the many awesome Style Gurus from all over the country. Becoming a Style Guru has made me more confident in my personal style and approaching strangers to discuss their outfits. I credit CollegeFashionista for all of the opportunities that I have had the chance to take on. I was even featured in the August 2015 issue of Seventeen!
As bittersweet as it is being my last year as a Style Guru with CollegeFashionista, I’m going to take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way this year. As graduation approaches, I see myself in the digital content strategy, social media and public relations realm of fashion. Here’s to a fashion filled fall in one of the most fashionable college campuses.