Hey there, fashion lovers! My name is Nikki Bara and I am currently a junior at the State University of New York at Oneonta. Studying fashion merchandising, I am in my school’s three plus one program partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and will hopefully be attending the institute this coming fall for my senior year.

I am so excited to be starting this internship as a Style Guru this semester! I see so many inspiring Fashionistas around campus every day and I hope to share their styles and inspirations with you all. This internship is such an awesome opportunity to let me do what I love to do: spread knowledge and my personal love for fashion and how people can use fashion to express themselves.

I am from Syracuse, New York where the weather is always unpredictable—going from an ice storm and below freezing temperatures one day to sunny and 55 degrees the next. As negative as it may sound, this is a great way for me to explore different trends and styles at any time of the year.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge neutral tones, thigh high boots, faux fur, and choker enthusiast. These are all such great accent pieces to add a little spice to any basic outfit, whether you only use one, mix and match them, or add them all. The faux fur is definitely the boldest of all. It demands attention and adds a lot of texture to the outfit, while a choker can add just a slight edgy vibe.

Fashion is the way I express myself and is my source of confidence. My goal for my future career is to spread that feeling and give people of all shapes and sizes the confidence they may desire just from what they’re wearing. Being a Style Guru this semester will hopefully allow me to do that from my styles, as well as other Fashionistas around my campus. I can’t wait to share with you all!