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STYLE GURU BIO: Reed Emerson

Hello Fashionistas/os! It is so good to be back here at CollegeFashionista for my fourth semester in a row. I am so grateful for CollegeFashionista for providing me with such a wonderful community full of fashionable folks like you all!

Currently, I am home in Portland, Oregon for my winter break where I have spent hours perusing the local shops, scoping out what fads Portland loves. I have been absolutely in love with black ensembles for a long time, but now my obsession has reached an all-time high. I recently purchased a pair of over the knee boots by Steve Madden, and now I just want to rock all-black ensembles with my boots. However, this isn’t the typical trend happening here in Oregon. With the cloudy and cold weather, a lot of Oregonians have been pulling out all the stops with their cold weather clothes. Nike Tech Pack items are all the rage to keep these Pacific Northwesters warm during these winter months.

In this photo, I mixed my love for all-black ensembles with Portland’s love of the Nike Tech Pack line. This mash-up creates a fun juxtaposition between sportswear and daywear. I love being able to come home and soak in the fashion culture on the Pacific Northwest. I am wearing a New York T-shirt and leggings from Aritizia, a Nike Tech Pack cape and my new over the knee boots by Steve Madden. I completed this look with a dark lipstick and wavy hair. The ensemble is perfect for shopping with friends or going downtown for lunch.

This semester I strive to challenge myself with new styles and fads and let you all know what I find works best for us college students. Tune into my articles every Tuesday!