STYLE GURU BIO: Michelle Paltan

If you are a person who finds themselves consistently scrolling through the popular page on Instagram for an outfit inspiration, has their favorite clothing website on your recent links and has to have details on what they’re doing for the day (so you can dress accordingly and not waste a good outfit), then you have come to the right place. I would like to welcome you to my first ever spring internship with CollegeFashionista where I will be helping you with any fashion-related question or obstacle you might have. My name is Michelle Paltan and I go to the University of Tampa where as you can guess, the weather’s hot but the fashion trends just get hotter.

I’m extremely eager to begin this journey on my campus as a Style Guru because I will be able to use my love for fashion and being a Public Relations major use those skills to display the fashion-forward students at my school. I am currently working toward and hoping that I will be able to do public relations for a major fashion mogul or agency that deals with high-end fashion clientele. I believe that being from New York and always having this innate sense to bring my originality out in my style is what has led me to want to work towards where my passion lies. Ever since I was a little girl, I was always fashion conscious and loved to go to the mall even if it was just to window shop. When The Devil Wears Prada came out in theaters, I knew I wanted to be working next to someone like Miranda Priestly and be involved in something that truly lets a person express themselves.

If there are two mottos that I stick by when it comes to fashion, it’s first that you can never be overdressed. Putting on a solid outfit that you feel confident about definitely changes the outcome of your day and has a positive impact on others that get to see your style. The second would be to always be original in your style. This is something I have constantly tried to incorporate in my daily outfits, which is why it’s hard for me to identify with one specific style. I love to experiment with different trends because it’s fun and refreshing! Breaking the mold is always encouraged and it’s what I hope to show to you throughout this semester.

Let’s make some trends our own and get your Fashionista on.