STYLE GURU BIO: Katy Anderson

Hey there, Fashionistas/os! My name is Katy Anderson and I am just starting my senior year here at the University of Mississippi. After spending a RAD summer as a Style Guru with CollegeFashionista, I am so excited to be returning for the fall semester.

To me, fall is the greatest time for fashion. There is nothing I love more than a great pair of skinny jeans paired with a comfy sweater and my favorite booties. I get even more excited when the weather begins to cool down a bit because that means coats, vests and my all-time favorite accessory: scarves! If you took a look in my closet right now, you would see a hanger in the corner with at least 20 different scarves. I am obsessed. The reason I love scarves so much is because you can literally make one simple outfit into as many different outfits as you want just by changing out your scarf. It’s magic, honestly.

Of course, I am also all about the boots and booties. I love riding boots, combat boots, cowboy boots, high heeled booties, flat booties and everything in between. Last fall, I decided to branch out a bit from my typical dark brown riding boots, and I purchased my first pair of cognac colored booties from Steve Madden.

When it comes to sweaters, coats and other outerwear, I tend to stick with the same simple styles that are versatile and easy to wear. I keep it simple with knit sweaters, peacoats and neutral colored vests. For example, on a day when the weather isn’t super chilly, I would wear skinny jeans, boots, a plain long sleeve T-shirt and my favorite L.L.Bean riding vest. I like to keep my color palettes dark and warm like I did in my look pictured above. I love olive greens, deep reds, dark oranges and, of course, black (I occasionally include a pop of white, like I did with my cross-body bag).

All in all, I like to keep it simple and warm, as the temperatures here in Mississippi tend to drop very low. However, in the past few years I have found myself going out of my comfort zone with certain fall trends, and I am excited to see what I will find this semester! So be sure to stay tuned and check out my monthly posts. Let’s have a RAD fall semester!