May 26th, 2015 at 3:24pm

My name is Louise Puma, bust most people call me Weizee. I’m a Public Relations major with a Women’s Studies minor, from SUNY New Paltz. I cannot wait to be able to show off all the summer trends this year, especially because summer is my favorite fashion season! I am ecstatic about having the opportunity to be a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista this semester.

I am from Staten Island, New York and my grandmother, who I am named after, was my biggest fashion role model. She was always wearing chunky and loud statement necklaces and earrings, some of which she has passed on to me and I still wear today. I have loved fashion since I was a little girl because it was something that brought me and my grandmother together and gave us something to bond over.

Fashion is a form of self-expression, first impressions matter, and fashion is a perfect way of showing people who you are as a person and always has been a way for me to show my confidence. Ralph Lauren once said, “Fashion is about something that comes from within you.” I see fashion as a source of empowerment, especially for women, because there are so many different unique styles we are now able to fully explore and let our personality and character thrive through our fashion. I enjoy wearing bold earrings and statement necklaces, because I see them as a way of showing that I may be small but I can make an impact. Earrings and necklaces are my guilty pleasure because there are so many different styles and they can dress up any outfit. I also love anything denim, especially denim shirts and jackets. I love to both dress up but also enjoy dressing casual. I think it is important to have a multifaceted fashion sense that shows through no matter what you are wearing.

I cannot wait to start this incredible learning experience as a Style Guru and be able to take full advantage of this opportunity. I am excited to explore how others express themselves through their very own and unique fashion sense. Fashion is happening everywhere, and college campuses are one of the best places to see new, innovative and courageous styles, and I cannot wait to show them all off!