STYLE GURU BIO: Ronald Amiscaray

May 25th, 2015 at 2:00am

Ciao Fashionistas, Fashionistos and fashion connoisseurs! The name is Ronald Amiscaray, your newest Style Guru!

I come from the Windy City— aka Chicago. It comes third, after New York City and Los Angeles, in the largest of cities in the U.S. The former two are the fashion meccas of the U.S., and I look forward to showing you all that Chicago and I are running to make that list of fashion meccas.

Fashion had not entered my life until the start of my college career. The beginning is always a little shabby; I was still experimenting with what clothes I could wear and should wear. They were comprised of amateur attempts at looking classy (tucked in button-ups and ties) to skinny jeans, beanies and crewnecks. I won’t put myself completely down; some of what I put together wasn’t horrible, but definitely passable. Looking back, however, with the mutability of my wardrobe, I realize that my fashion expresses my identity: adaptive and subtle, but nonetheless, expressive.

Just as Marc Jacobs said once, “clothing is a form of self-expression—there are hints about who you are in what you wear.” That is what I hope people see when they glance my style—a piece of me. At the moment, people will find me walking the streets of Chicago wearing something similar to the pictures above. I was inspired by women’s fashion when creating this look: the tucked in tank top from H&M, baggy yet slim chinos also from H&M, sleek black Sevide sneakers from ALDO and a nice necklace to finish the outfit.

Apart from my literature endeavors, I am pursuing an education in women and gender studies, an education which has challenged and spurred growth in my identity. It has had me questioning gender norms. In turn, what I wear does the same. I dress not only to look good, feel good, impress or stand out. I dress to challenge the status quo, to make people ask questions about what I wear in hopes that they ask themselves why they question it. I must admit, though, with a wage that limits my options, not every day challenges the status quo. But I can guarantee that every day is not lived unfashionably.

I can’t wait to share with you all what I have learned and show you all the fashion happenings of my daily life.

Ciao for now!