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STYLE GURU BIO: Sofina Bassett

STYLE GURU BIO: Sofina Bassett

Nice to meet you, I’m Sofina. This is my fifth semester as a Style Guru and my second semester as a Social Media Intern. I’m a senior journalism major at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and I am fortunate enough to be a college student at this point in time because I am able to take all my classes completely online (shout out to technology and the Internet). This means I can be anywhere and still continue my education, which is perfect for me because I love to travel.

I’m from Osaka, Japan, by the way. I grew up exposed to both Japanese fashion and American fashion, and I’ve always found comparing the two to be so interesting. Living in Japan taught me to appreciate those who are well dressed, and as a result I find myself usually being the overdressed one. But hey, it’s absolutely always better to be overdressed than underdressed.

Social media is my obsession, especially Instagram and Snapchat. Brunch is the best time of any day and I’m all about #babeswhobrunch. Nothing makes me happier than hopping on airplanes and going to new places. My adidas Superstars are my official travel shoe of choice and I adore them (I may or may not have had to purchase my pair in the men’s version because all the women’s sizes were, and continue to be, sold out).

I own and wear too much black, but contrary to what fashion icon Anna Wintour says, I love an all-black outfit. It’s definitely my go-to look for days I don’t have time to plan my clothes. If not black, then beige. I own everything in those two colors! Although lately I’ve been really feeling light pink, especially when it comes in satin. For my outfit here, I am wearing a silky top, my favorite skinny jeans, block heel sandals and a foldover clutch. Oh, and my very oversized ring I wear everyday.

CollegeFashionista has given me so many incredible opportunities (Camp PINK, need I say more?) and I cannot wait to begin another RAD semester as a Style Guru for my favorite website and community!