Hello my fellow Fashionistas/os! My name is Kelly Ann Rogowski and I’m from Tampa, Florida. I am a returning Style Guru for my second semester with CollegeFashionista. I am especially excited for this semester working with CollegeFashionista because it’s the fall semester, and fall equals layers.
I am a senior at Florida State University studying retail merchandising and product development. This summer, I was given the amazing opportunity to study abroad in London and Paris with the International Merchandising Program. The experience was by far the best experience in my life thus far, and I would highly recommend that if you have the chance to study abroad, take it. In my month abroad, I discovered many things about myself and took a step forward, gaining a better idea of what I would like to pursue within the fashion industry. Not only that, but I found so much inspiration from the fashion and culture of England and France, which also factored into evolving my personal style. Common trends that I will be incorporating into my fall wardrobe that I pulled from the streets of London include: bomber jackets (which absolutely EVERYONE, men and women alike, wore), culottes, pleats, scarves and tanks layered over T-shirts. I am looking forward to showing you my take on these European trends, some of which have made their way to the United States already.
I’ve always considered my style to be eclectic. I couldn’t say that I portrayed one specific style because my style is always evolving. I love experimenting and trying new trends. There was a certain point in my life, primarily in high school, when we’re all trying to fit in, where I conformed to what everyone else was wearing; even when I had these amazing combinations of garments in my head. The best decision of my life was breaking away from that and sharing my own style with the world. The biggest mistake you could make in your life is to try to be like someone else or to conform. Show the world what you have to offer by just being simply you!
School is back in session, so here’s to a #RAD semester!