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STYLE GURU BIO: Nikki Sarmer

January 24th, 2017 at 2:00am
STYLE GURU BIO: Nikki Sarmer

Hey there fellow Fashionistas/os! This is my third semester as a Style Guru here at the University of Georgia and I am so excited for this semester! I’m currently applying to officially be a public relations major (fingers crossed!) and have been spending tons of time thinking about what I want to do with my life. So here’s a little insight: my dream job is to work for GQ’s social media department. I always joke around and say I’m probably the only 19 year old girl with a subscription to GQ but hey, that’s how you stick out from the crowd! I am currently the Assistant Fashion Editor for the only student run fashion magazine in Athens, The Little Red Book, and I work at a small boutique in the downtown shopping area.

Since I have such an interest in menswear, this semester I want to finally feature some Fashionistos! Each semester I have tried to focus on something different. First semester, it was summer time and I was dressing in bright colors and preppy ensembles. Last semester, I tried to focus on my edgier side as the temperatures dropped and colors started to fade. This time around, my goal is to connect with my love for menswear and find some killer Fashionistos on my campus. I attend a large university in the south; therefore we have so many varying styles. Obviously, we have the traditional “Frat Star” look with loafers and chinos. However, a growing trend among male students has been embracing the Atlanta trends and adapting them to life on campus, especially through thrifting. I’m hoping that this semester I can showcase the many styles that Fashionistos here at UGA exhibit.

Now, onto my outfit. Like I mentioned, I work at a local boutique here in Athens and that means a I wear a TON of clothes from there. I think we can all agree that it’s too hard to pass up a discount! Here, I am wearing a shirt from our boutique, Red Dress Boutique (we were even on Shark Tank!). Since I’m a little on the shorter side and this top is a little long, I threw on some transparent black tights with my over the knee boots and I was able to wear the blouse as a dress! To finish off the look, I added a black studded bag, also from Red Dress, and a choker that I made from velvet-like twine. To showcase there are two sides of my style, I mixed the feminine silhouette of the dress with the edgier accessories.

I can’t wait to share this semester with you all and I hope you tune in each month to see what I’ve got in store!