STYLE GURU BIO: Katie Schwartz

My name is Katie Schwartz, and I’m so delighted to be back with the Guru Gang for another stylish semester. I’d like to think that my infatuation with fashion was something that ignited at a specific moment, but nothing really comes to mind. Instead, as I got older I just found myself becoming more and more excited every time I pieced together an outfit. Now I know that I want to take this passion and turn it into a career. I’m currently a junior at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. However, I’m still not quite sure exactly what area of the fashion industry I would like to work in, or how I’m going to get there (scary, I know). Nonetheless, I’m taking strides by majoring in public relations, learning all that I can about the fashion world, and posting fashion and lifestyle related videos on YouTube. All I know is that I have a tremendous amount of ambition and I’m constantly putting it to use.

Here’s a few things you need to know about me: I’m unconditionally and irrevocably in love with every dog I meet. I prefer tea over coffee. The list of TV shows I want to watch just keeps getting longer and longer. I work in retail and for my school’s marketing and communication office. I fancy brunch dates, and you’ll often see me wearing oversize sunglasses. Lastly, I’m fixated on capturing moments and telling stories. I’m that person who takes candid pictures of their friends at gatherings. Due to this fixation, I’ve developed a keen eye for fashion. Clothing is how I tell my personal story and express my daily thoughts and emotions.

My style is constantly evolving, so my outfits are never identical. My latest obsession is bomber jackets; they’re a great statement piece for any outfit. While my fashion sense is always developing, an item of clothing that will always stay close to my heart is a simple denim miniskirt, especially when it has retro detailing like a zipper or buttons in the front. Another staple of mine is a good pair of sneakers. Whether it’s Converse All Stars, Keds, or Adidas, having classic sneakers on hand makes styling any outfit incredibly easy.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about me and fashion from my point of view. I can’t wait to see how all of the Gurus inspire each other as this upcoming semester unveils!