January 9th, 2017 at 2:00am

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to read a bit about me. I’m Laura Kerns, a sophomore at Penn State University. I am intending to major in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. My passion for this subject stems from a business that I created the summer before I started college. I design and craft handmade bags and other accessories that I sell both online and at local festivals. I spend the majority of my free time designing new products and working to improve my business. It’s the best of both worlds: a hobby and a job.

Fashion has always been an interest of mine in one way or another. Ever since I was little, I would reach for pretty dresses in stores or draw outfits I wish I had. Although I am unsure of exactly what sort of career I am aiming to have, I imagine that fashion will remain a large part of my life. I hope that someday I can combine my love for fashion and entrepreneurship by contributing to a fashion startup.

I am also involved with the Fashion Society of Penn State, where I currently serve as the Vice President. I help with the general organization of the club and manage details for major events. I have learned so much about the fashion industry and met so many incredible people through this club. My other hobbies include speaking and learning French, designing and sewing just about anything, going to the gym, and watching my latest Netflix obsession.

In addition to all of that, I write for CollegeFashionista once a month to share some pretty rad looks around campus. This semester will be my second writing for CollegeFashionista and I have loved the experience so far. I have been so inspired by the boldness and creativity of other students, and I appreciate that they allow me to share their personal style with the world.

For my look today, I went with what mostly epitomizes my daily style. I tend to wear monochrome pieces with some neutral “accents”. I would bet that over half of my wardrobe is black, white, or gray, accompanied by some dusty roses and navy blues. I wore one of my favorite blouses, that features a pussy-bow and flowing sleeves, on top of a classic pair of black skinny jeans. I wore some wedge mules to add some color and make the outfit more polished, while still keeping it casual. In the details, I have a simple white faux leather cuff and celestial earrings. Naturally, I have my satchel in hand because it contains my life.

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my articles this semester.