Salutations! My name is Kyra and this is my first semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. I’m beyond excited to combine two of my favorite things, writing and fashion into one fantastic internship. I’m currently a second year marketing student at Philadelphia University with intentions of declaring a minor in fashion merchandising and management next semester. I’m also heavily involved in one of the fashion clubs on campus as the shadowing treasurer.

I’ve always had a love for fashion, not only because of its exciting nature, but because of its artistry. Fashion is simply wearable art and I find that to be one of the greatest things about it. Fashion’s ability to tell the world whom one is is another one of its best traits. Fashion is the easiest and fastest way to express oneself without words.

My passion for literature and film is an immense inspiration for many of my outfits. I draw most if not all of my inspiration from fictional characters in books and movies. My muses range from Holly Golightly to Mia Wallace. I would describe my style as girly grunge. I absolutely love mixing materials like velvet and denim with pearls and other delicate accessories, essentially combining Holly’s and Mia’s style.

For example in my pictured outfit, I paired a dressy, burgundy velvet romper with a light wash denim jacket and black, high-top Converse. I’m wearing a black turtleneck and tights underneath the romper to tone down its formal vibe which is something I do fairly often. I also chose to follow the metallic trend by wearing a pair of metallic glitter-banded socks.

I can’t wait to see what my first semester as a Style Guru will bring. I’m sure the experience will be #RAD as ever!