STYLE GURU BIO: Porshai Chandler

Hello all! My name is Porshai Chandler. I am a transfer student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I am majoring in marketing. This is my first year attending UIC and my first semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. I will be learning and experiencing so many new things that it’s almost overwhelming to think about, but I am so very excited!

Though my life has been filled with lots of changes recently, one thing that will remain constant is my love of fashion. Since I was very young I’ve been obsessed with putting outfits together, and I even used to sketch a few designs. I believe fashion is a form of self expression. It’s never about the labels, but it’s always about the LOOK. Your outfit should speak before you do. I’m excited to show you guys how I serve looks without breaking the bank. We’re all in college, and it’s honestly not easy to look fabulous when you’re broke, but it’s so possible. That’s what being a Fashionista is about! You have to learn to balance being fab and your finances.

I went simple with this look with a sleek bodysuit, high-waisted jeans and a choker. I’d usually pair this sort of outfit with a statement jacket,  but it was honestly too hot outside. When it comes to my outfits, I feel like less is more. I tend to wear a lot of basics, but I pair them with a piece that pops. It really works. I can get away with wearing a lot of pieces more than once because they don’t stand out. I’d definitely consider this a style hack.

I’m looking forward to sharing more of my style hacks and tips with you all!