STYLE GURU BIO: Samantha Gonda

Hey Fashionista/os! My name is Samantha Gonda. I’m currently a freshman communications major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This is my first time as a Style Guru here at CollegeFashionista, and I’m incredibly excited to share my own style tips and learn about the other Guru’s personal style!

My style is generally simple, clean, and cool. I’ll usually sport a well tailored, neutral outfit with one bolder piece to spice it up. As I go to school in the wild, snowy western Massachusetts, good walking boots are a must‚ which makes my go-to shoes classic Timberlands. Along with the boots, one of my favorite go-tos are my signature skinny high-waisted jeans! They go well with tight, tucked in long sleeves, loose graphic T-shirts, and of course chunky sweaters. Honestly, I think they go perfectly with everything.  

On the note of spicing things up, I’m a tad makeup obsessed. There’s nothing I love more than a bold lip to accent a simple outfit, or even a nude lip paired with a dramatic eye. Another fun way to make a simple outfit exciting is a colorful scarf or a fun accessory!

For me, fashion and clothes are what paint are to my mother.  It’s my favorite form of art and how I choose to express myself. But who am I that I’m expressing? Well, the little pieces of dog fur on most of my clothes will tell you that I have a very furry dog who is my best friend. My Life of Pablo sweatshirt shows the influence of hip-hop in my life and hints towards my favorite rapper. Finally, my favorite blue wallet I got from a street vendor in Florence shows my deep love for travel and immersing myself in other cultures.