STYLE GURU BIO: Randi Armstrong

September 4th, 2015 at 2:00am

To say I am excited to be a Style Guru would simply be an understatement. Fashion doesn’t wait for society to catch up. I am so thrilled to be part of the CollegeFashionista team and to work to ensure the public is always updated with the best of campus trends, as well as the classic pieces that refuse to fade.

Shopping to me is so much more than buying clothes. Shopping allows you to purchase single articles of clothing, but doesn’t make your personality. Feelings and emotions are the things that plan out the perfect outfit. Clothing gives every individual a chance to wake up every day and decide how they want to portray themselves as a person as well as how they are perceived by others. This summer I chose to advocate the bohemian look daily. Whether I was hanging out with friends or partaking in the festival frenzy. All of the fun in the sun called for a bit of downtime and I couldn’t think of anything better than binging on Gossip Girl. With the fall season right around the corner who wouldn’t want to bring out their best spin off of the amazing closet of Serena van der Woodsen.

The pieces I wore today were based off the inspiration I found by watching the trends of Serena in Gossip Girl. She is always taking simple pieces and pairing them together with a few accessories. If done right you can come out with a classic look that can be rocked on any campus street, for any occasion. The blue and white pin striped button-down is my new go to piece. This classic shirt can be worn in a variety of ways, and can work with various styles. When I matched it with my brown suede booties and a pair of dark wash blue jeggings it seemed to appear as classy. However, to achieve “classy and fabulous” I needed to pair it with a floral statement necklace and gold cross accent ring. As a final touch I added my skinny, brown leather belt. I thought all the tiny accents of gold in my accessories really made the whole look come together. Always remember that accessories, when used correctly, can take any average outfit to a stunning ensemble.

I can not wait to continue making my own fashion statements in Madison this fall. I am even more excited to be keeping the thriving fashion trends of this campus on the radar. Let’s have a RAD fall semester Fashionistas/os!