STYLE GURU BIO: Katie Campione

Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos! My name is Katie and this will be my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista. I’m a freshman going into my second semester at the University of Florida as a journalism student. Although I currently live in Gainesville, Florida (and I love it!), I’m a total city dweller and someday you’ll find me loving life in Los Angeles, California.

I love to read and my passion for journalism originally stemmed from that love of reading. I have blogged about books, movies and TV shows for about two years now for various websites. I also started my own blog for reviewing and discussing books (nerdy, I know). But recently, I’ve gotten into fashion blogging and developing others’ style, as well as my own.

I owe my fashion sense to my older sister who has never been afraid to dress edgy and push the envelope with her style. I would never feel confident enough to piece together some of my outfits if I hadn’t been exposed to her rad style. Combat boots, neutrals and eccentric jewelry are my weaknesses.

I love developing my style from the Fashionistas I see around me. As I said, my sister taught me a lot about having the confidence to wear what I want and seeing others rocking their style just makes me want to do the same! Throughout the years I have stopped playing it safe and I’ve picked out some pieces I never thought I would see myself in. My two favorite styles are neutral T-shirt dresses with layered jewelry, jeans with a loose T-shirt and a leather or jean jacket/vest. Pair either of those outfits with sneakers or boots/booties, and you’ve got my style in a nutshell.

I’m so excited to explore this campus and show off all the great Fashionistas/os that we’ve got! Make sure to look out for my articles toward the middle of each month!