STYLE GURU BIO: Mikala Renda

Hello! My name is Mikala Renda, and I am a sophomore at Columbia College Chicago. I am double majoring in fashion business and public relations. Other than fashion, some of my interests include running, reading, photography, modeling, exploring, music, and spending time with the people that I care about the most. This is my third semester with CollegeFashionista. Each semester seems to be better than the last so I cannot wait to see what this semester holds!

Fashion is a form of art. It allows individuals to express themselves with their own unique style. It brings confidence to men and women all around the world. If I ever have a big interview or I am nervous about something, I put on a great outfit and my confidence goes up. That is what makes fashion so special, it allows individuals to be individuals. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by creative minds and inspiring individuals every day.

In this look I have on a pink sweater with a black trench coat. Both pieces of clothing dress the outfit up a bit. To make sure the outfit is more casual, I added a pair of skinny black jeans with black hunter boots. To top off the look, I layered a heart necklace I acquired from my grandma and a colorful bib style necklace. This is a great outfit for everyday activities with it being comfortable and fashionable.

I am active on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I post updates on my work with CollegeFashionista regularly on these sites. I have the links on my profile if there is any interest in seeing more of my work. Always strive to be an individual. Let’s have a great semester!