Hey everyone! My name is Nicole Foisy, and this is my second semester as a Style Guru. I had so much fun interning over the summer, and I can’t wait to start writing about the trends I see on campus this fall! I’m entering my junior year at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. For about half of my life, I’ve had no doubt that I wanted a career in fashion. My original goal was to become a fashion designer. At the age of 10, I would sketch designs relentlessly (no matter how much I lacked artistic ability) dreaming of being able to make them one day.
At the age of 14, I had the opportunity to attend a vocational high school where I was accepted into the fashion design program. Being in this program really advanced my knowledge of fashion. Not only did I learn how to sew and design, but I also took related courses that taught me the business side of fashion. The combination of these classes gave me a really great understanding of the fashion industry as a whole, and it assured me that fashion was the only career I wanted to pursue. As my senior year of high school rolled around, I started to realize that although I enjoyed designing and everything it taught me, I was ready to dive more into the business side of fashion. This realization led me to discovering my current major of fashion merchandising & retail marketing and my goal to become a stylist one day.
My personal style has always been very girly. Most of my closet is filled with pink and other pastels, florals and lace. Feminine esthetic aside, I love mixing different trends together to create new looks. One of my favorite things to do is mix feminine and edgy styles together; the combination of soft and hard looks can complement each other really well. I also really love playing on the line of bohemian and free-spirited without getting too far into the hippie vibe; that way I can still keep my feminine and girly style intact.
My outfit consists of a loose, light pink T-shirt, lightweight floral print pants, a medium wash denim jacket and black embellished sandals. Since the pants are such a big statement piece, I kept accessories to a minimum and the rest of the outfit simple so nothing was overdone. I love this outfit because it’s perfect for the end of summer when it starts to cool off a little and can easily transition into the early days of the fall season. It’s also super comfortable, and I can wear it straight from my retail job to a casual night out with friends. This outfit represents my style really well because it combines my classic feminine style with just a hint of that bohemian twist that I love.
I’m so excited to start my second semester here at CollegeFashionista, and I look forward to seeing what my fellow Fashionista/os have in store for this semester!