STYLE GURU BIO: Kayla Alvarado

Hello, fellow rad Fashionistas/os! My name’s Kayla Alvarado and I’m a junior studying journalism. I am super excited to be joining the CollegeFashionista squad.

Some quick facts to know: I am obsessed with One Direction, I think brownie mixed ice cream is the best invention ever and I love 5K runs!

Now, on to business. As a student studying journalism in the lovely city of Chicago, I have been inspired by the Windy city’s trendy culture to report on lifestyle topics, which include health, food and of course fashion.

I am OBSESSED with what celebrities are wearing to special events and on casual Saturday afternoons. To be more specific, I envy Kylie Jenner’s edgy look and all I want in life is to be the female style equivalent of Harry Styles.

With these interests, my dream job is to work for Seventeen or Teen Vogue magazines.

Looking back, I would say my style has evolved. I remember walking down the halls of my high school wearing flower embroidered jeans and rocking headbands with distracting accents (huge flowers, mini top hats, etc.) from Claire’s Boutique.

As I’ve entered college, my style has taken a simpler route. With affordability and comfort in mind, my go to outfit is a black and white stripped T-shirt with a flattering but stretchy pair of dark skinnies complete with black booties.

But every once in a while I like to add some color to my otherwise gray and black wardrobe.

In my look above, I’ve thrown a blue cardigan over a pink tank top to celebrate the warm spring day. The scarf pulls the look together perfectly, finished off with fun canvas shoes.

I strongly believe that how a person wears the clothes and how they carry themselves makes an outfit trendy. You can turn any outfit and ‘wow’ people just by the confidence you execute. Remember, you wear the clothes, so don’t let the clothes wear you!