STYLE GURU BIO: Lauren Nikisher

What’s up fashionable friends? My name is Lauren Nikisher and I’m back for my second semester with CollegeFashionista! I’m in my senior year of studying psychology at Arcadia University and when I’m not nose deep in reading research and analyzing data, I’m pretty much always adding to my online shopping cart on Forever 21.

In addition to being known as a dedicated compulsive shopper, my DIY savviness is one of my better traits. Shopping contributes to my less-than-impressive college bank account, but my mantra to always DIY when possible, saves this girl some serious cash. I’m always experimenting with different aesthetics and adding my own little unique flare to new trends. I love how fashion can allow complete transformation into whoever I want to be each time I dive into my organized chaos of a closet.

For this look I chose to wear a plain black off-the-shoulder top, a basic black pair of shorts and I made this outfit into something a lot more fun when I traded my flannel in for a bright silk kimono tied around my waist. A big indicator for my personal style: I love to switch things up. My lace-up black booties were a perfect pairing with my filigree tie choker and my use of minimal gold accessories is almost more with this outfit.

I am a firm believer that fashion speaks for you and needs no introduction. Like Miuccia Prada once said, “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”

Left stage of my style obsession, is my constant wanderlust to see new places, meet new people and fill my life with adventure and positive energy. When I travel, I’m happy. You can bet wherever my next road trip takes me, my Canon will be in hand, along with my yoga mat on my back and a great lip stain in my bag.

Talking about myself is always kind of weird, but I’m excited to showcase the styles of other students at Arcadia University—this small private school outside of Philadelphia. As you know, great things come out of unsuspecting packages and this small school has some students with big style. Stay tuned—this is going to be a rad semester!