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STYLE GURU BIO: Rebekah Elbel

My name is Rebekah Elbel, and I am a junior at Shippensburg University. I am pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management. This will be my first semester writing as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista, and I am very excited.

When I was a little girl, my love for fashion began by always wanting to wear dresses and pearls. As I picked out my outfits, I made sure everything matched from head to toe. Through the years, my love for dresses and pearls has not changed but has transformed into my love for a classic yet elegant style. I get a lot of my style inspiration from Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.

At this point in time, I myself am trying to step outside my comfort zone and pick items I would not have picked before. In my closet, you will find that I am drawn towards classic and elegant pieces. Right now, I have been obsessed with statement necklaces. It is amazing what they can do for an outfit! I absolutely love putting together outfits and trying new trends, but I always make sure to add a touch of class.

College has become a time of transition and exploration. Many young women and men my age, I’m sure, can agree that they are now defining their style. I encourage any Fashionista/o at this time to try different outfits or accessories. Now is the time to figure out what you admire the most and what makes you feel striking.

I have a passion to inspire young women to know that just being you is the most beautiful thing. It cannot be taken away no matter what you wear, what you do or wherever you are. Most importantly, I love to encourage young women and men that they can adore their style too. This semester, I cannot wait to meet all the Fashionista/os on Shippensburg’s campus and share all of their unique styles.