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STYLE GURU BIO: Sofina Bassett

January 10th, 2017 at 2:07am
STYLE GURU BIO: Sofina Bassett

Hi everyone! I’m Sofina, back at it again for my sixth semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. It’s crazy to think I started when I was in my freshman year of college and now I’m a senior. I’m also a member of the Social Media Society so keep your eyes open for some of my pictures on the website!

Okay so a little about me. I’m from Osaka, Japan, I’m a journalism major and I take all my classes online through University of Massachusetts Amherst. I went to San Diego State University for my freshman year and then transferred to UMass because it gives me the freedom to move around and travel without having to give up school. Online classes aren’t for everyone, but it works for my lifestyle and I love it.

I modeled for 11 years in Japan and that’s how my interest in fashion really started developing. Since I was little I’ve always loved putting together outfits and looking through fashion magazines, but getting a glimpse into the world of fashion and modeling in Japan was what jump-started it all. Fashion in Japan and fashion in the U.S. are really different, and growing up between the two cultures, I was able to see the differences and hone in on my own personal style.

Style wise, I like looks that are both feminine and edgy. I generally stick to neutral shades and own way, way, way too much black. Beige and burgundy are my other two favorite colors to wear. This winter I’ve been really into gray, which is a color I’ve never worn too much of before. In this post, I’m wearing a sweater cardigan that can be zipped up and worn as a top, or unzipped and worn as a light cardigan. My favorite winter jacket is this shearling moto jacket that I can’t stop obsessing over! I love the leather look paired with the winter-glam shearling. I live in my black skinny jeans by Joe’s Jeans; they are easily one of the best investments I’ve ever made (everyone needs a great pair of black skinnies!). For shoes, I’ve been really into these over-the-knee boots and I wear them all the time. Like I said, lots of black in my closet.

Joining the CollegeFashionista community has easily been one of the best decisions of my life. From participating in brand collaborations to representing CF at the first ever Victoria’s Secret Camp PINK, being a Style Guru has been nothing but #RAD. I can’t wait to style more looks and write about the Fashionistas around me for the spring semester!