My name is Katie Raby and I am a sophomore at The Ohio State University! I am a marketing major with a minor in fashion retail studies. This is my first semester at CollegeFashionista and I cannot wait to see what it has in store for me.

As I started to grow up, my love for fashion grew. I would sit and watch Project Runway with my mom and watch in awe as designers made incredible outfits, keep up with fashion trends, and watch my stack of Vogue magazines pile up in my room. Fashion is a way of self-expression. It is something that is unique to each and every person and I think that it is so cool that you can tell so much about someone by the way they dress.

Like the famous Forest Gump said, “Momma always said that you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes.”

Not only did I fall in love with fashion, I fell in love with makeup and how much fun it is to experiment with and use it as another way to express yourself. I believe that makeup is used to enhance the beautiful features that people have and not to cover up their imperfections. You can always catch me wearing a dark or nude lipstick with a dramatic highlight.

I would describe my personal style minimalist, I love neutral colors and not wearing dramatic patterns. I mostly stick to colors like black, white, maroon, and grey. Colored pants and riding boots are a staple for me in the winter, I think it is such a classic way to bring some color to the cold and dreary Ohio winter days while staying warm. My favorite accessories are my Alex and Ani bracelets and small Kate Spade purse that is just big enough to hold the necessities.