STYLE GURU BIO: Laura Baxter

Hello! My name is Laura Baxter and I am a junior at Washington State University studying apparel merchandising. This is my first semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista and I am excited for what is in store these upcoming months!

Since I was young I have always loved clothes and going shopping, but have now grown to love and appreciate fashion and the industry itself. I would describe my style as trendy and sophisticated. I love finding clothes that appear more expensive than they are. I also tend to stick to neutral tones and only throw in pops of color where I feel it is necessary. Nonetheless, I love trying new styles and getting out of my comfort zone. I believe that is the best way to develop one’s sense of style!

What I love about fashion is that it gives everybody an identity to connect with. It is an expression of what one wants to project to the world and the possibilities are endless. Fashion is constantly evolving and I am always excited to know what is next.

For this look, I wanted my outfit to revolve around my favorite camel coat. Since I go to college in a cold climate, I prefer to invest in nice coats that are fashionable but will still keep me warm. A camel coat is timeless and instantly makes any outfit look put together. I layered a black and white speckled cardigan underneath for added warmth and a simple black tank top to keep with the neutral tones of my outfit.

To add a little edge to my outfit, I wore my tried and true faux leather leggings. These are some of the most comfortable pants I own and are definitely a must have for winter.  For shoes, I decided to wear my black faux-suede thigh high boots. When I tell you these are my favorite shoes of the moment, I am not saying that lightly. They go with everything and have quite the leg-lengthening effect, which always makes for a winning combo.

I finished off my outfit my accessorizing with a black newsboy hat. I have seen these all over the runways and and to say I’m obsessed is an understatement!

I hope you like my look and make sure to come back to see more articles written by me in the months ahead!