My name is Rachel Stevenson, and I am a junior public relations major at Kent State University with a minor in both business and marketing. This is my first semester at CollegeFashionista, and I am beyond excited to share my love for writing, photography and fashion with you all! I am super involved on campus and like to keep busy by holding several leadership positions in Kent State Sorority and Fraternity Life, teaching orientation classes for first-year students, working part-time in the Advancement Events department and focusing on my major. My other interests include traveling, and this summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy! Being surrounded by fashion inspiration motivated me to apply to be a CollegeFashionista Style Guru.
Fashion is the perfect way to exercise self-expression, and there is power in appearance. A good outfit is worth a thousand words so I always try to display my own sense of style and vibrant personality through every outfit choice. I would describe my personal style as versatile, comfy chic and practical. Being as involved as I am in campus life, I often dress for comfort knowing I have a busy day ahead of me, and I believe the key to comfort lies in the jeans you wear. I am a big proponent of leggings, don’t get me wrong, but for a fashion forward girl on the go, comfortable denim with a lot of stretch is a wardrobe must. My favorite brand of denim is KanCan jeans. I have worked at Buckle for the past three years and discovering these jeans has completely changed the meaning of comfy casual for many of my coworkers and guests. Personally, I prefer high-rise denim to tie in my personal style, but whenever I am wearing KanCan jeans, I can find confidence in comfort and let my personal style shine. Paired with my favorite floral tank from Free People this outfit is fun and practical for a long day on the go, but it would not be complete without the perfect accessories and shoes. My go-to accessory for fall is the infamous floppy hat. It can give almost any outfit the right amount of edge and mystery, and is also a great way to hide unruly locks. The key, however, to tying this outfit together is a pair of cute and comfortable heels or wedges. Every girl needs a pair of heels they can throw on with just about any outfit and wear just about anywhere. My go-to heel is this strappy suede sandal from Rag & Co. It’s chunky heel partnered with four lace straps make for a shoe that combines comfort and fashion so you can walk through everyday life like its your own personal runway.
Keep following my CollegeFashionista posts throughout the semester for more style tips and tricks from Kent, Ohio! I am so excited to embark on this journey with you. Let’s have a #RAD semester!