May 27th, 2015 at 2:00am

Hi Fashionistas/os! My name is Nicole and I just finished my junior year majoring in Economics and minoring in International Studies at Boston College. This is my first time writing for CollegeFashionista and I’m so excited to be a part of the team this summer!

I don’t consider myself to be a fashion expert but more of an enthusiast; my style is eclectic and constantly evolving. Most of the time I dress casually and at times boho-inspired, but for more formal occasions I tend to prefer classic and simple pieces. I thrive off of drawing inspiration from my own friends and a wide range of designers such as alice + olivia, Tibi, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg and Burberry. I try to keep an open mind about all types of outfits and looks.

Style is indicated more by attitude than what you choose to wear. Fashion is all about taking risks and venturing outside of your comfort zone, but my core belief is in dressing to feel in your element. Everyone has his or her go-to outfit that flatters his or her body and automatically gives him or her some self-assurance – one girl’s may be ripped jeans and a T-shirt while another feels more at ease in a sequined top and mini skirt. Either way, if you’re confident in what you’re wearing, it shows. If you’re experimenting with a style outside your norm and feeling hesitant, my advice is to fake it ‘til you make it.

One of my favorite things about Boston College is that the students are always well-dressed and sweatpants are a rarity unless you’re on the run to the sports plex. We have the reputation of being a Vineyard Vines-wearing, J.Crew-catalogue-lookalike student body. While this holds true of many, including myself at times, I see so many different styles on a daily basis. Hopefully my weekly posts will show that our school has a lot more variety to offer than a sea of Lilly Pulitzer prints and Ralph Lauren button-downs (both of which can be found in my own closet).

I am a big fan of color but lately have been gravitating more towards darker shades. Boston’s notoriously freezing winter finally thawed and while the sun is out, the weather is still prone to switching from a warm summer day to 65 and windy. To keep up with the sudden temperature changes, I paired a ribbed heather-gray tank top with high-waisted jeans, then added a long chain necklace for fun. A pair of Converse matches almost any outfit and keep your feet comfortable throughout the day.

Check back every Wednesday to take a look at all the trends around BC!