STYLE GURU BIO: Sophia Hernandez

Hi there, fellow Fashionistas! My name is Sophia Hernandez, and I am so stoked to be able to join the CollegeFashionista team this semester! I am a freshman at Florida State University, although my roots are in Miami. I am majoring in media and communications.

If I could describe my style in one word, I would say eccentric. I tend to go with the flow not only in fashion, but also in life. When I see a statement piece or a trend of the moment, I either love it or hate it, and my fashion style tends to be as ever changing as the songs I am listening too. I have always been a pretty savvy shopper, and at the moment I am loving thrift shops and vintage stores. If I could have all of the merchandise in a single store, it would hands down be Zara–equally as classic and chic as it is edgy and cool. If I am not rummaging through my closet or ravaging through stores, you will catch me out on the water, reading a book, or surrounded by friends and family.

Even though in Tallahassee the winters tend to be colder, in Miami it tends to be hot, hot, hot, and with the heat, I brought with me my denim skirt–a must have staple for any Seminole girl. A denim skirt is versatile, comfortable, and works well in any weather condition or event. To complement the structure of the skirt, a warm and slouchy vintage sweater gives the outfit character and a uniqueness all on its own.

For the shoes, a pair of black booties will give it that extra oomph—yes I like colored vocabulary. You can purchase booties with a leather finish or opt for a suede, which screams, “Winter, here I come!” In order to bring together the entire look, a lady can never leave the house without her purse–thanks momma for those fashion tips! This black cross-body reminded me of a Henri Bendel tote that had me raving and wanting to swipe my credit card. Thank god for one of my favorite brand, Free People who saves the day with their money savvy, equally as chic, statement bag.