STYLE GURU BIO: Kimberly Olivera

September 2nd, 2015 at 2:00am

Hey Fashionistas! I’m extremely excited to be a Style Guru at Barton College this year. I’m beginning my senior year and majoring in Mass Comunications with a concentration in Journalism. I love writing and reading.

I absolutely love fashion. I’m always reading magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar to find out about the latest fashion. I also read them to use as inspiration and as an example of how to improve my writing in the fashion aspect. I’d love to move to New York after graduation and hopefully write for the fashion magazines that I read.

I’m obsessed with Audrey Hepburn and find inspiration in her elegance. I think she is absolute perfection. I find inspiration in the classics such as 1960s model Edie Sedgewick, ’90s Mexican singer Selena Quintanilla and modern day flawless Beyoncé. I love the vintage ’90s style of my youth, but also enjoy modern day styles such as the grunge and boho look. I love makeup and the 1960s beehive, big hair look. Through makeup, wardrobe and hairstyles, your look defines how you want others to perceive you as well as whom you want to come across as. Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal,” and I believe that creating/finding your style is an important process of becoming who you are.

Today I’m wearing a loose, white pocket T-shirt from H&M. I love the material because it’s so light and breezy. I paired it with white shorts, a red plaid shirt wrapped around my waist, and a black fedora. I completed the look with round black sunglasses.

I studied abroad in London last semester and loved the fashion the city was filled with. One of my favorite trends I noticed in London was high-waisted pants that were ripped at the knees and it’s a trend that I continue to wear because I love ripped pants. My style is usually filled with snapback/fedora hats, high-waisted pants, dark red lipstick and lots of black. I’m always trying to find clothes with vibrant colors that pop out, but I always end up buying something in black. Be sure to check out my posts and have a RAD semester!