September 4th, 2015 at 2:00am

Three years ago, I entered college with an adventurous spirit, complex life plan and mindset to obtain as much experience as possible. As a freshman Style Guru and the first at my campus, I’d hoped my next few years would be evolutionary; however, I didn’t wholly envision how fulfilling my undergraduate career would become.

As my feature and pictorial filled portfolio has exponentially expanded, so has my admiration for the expressive art that communicates prior to words and gratitude toward this company. Working for CollegeFashionista has allowed me to capture hundreds of street style moments and understand the sociology behind each individual’s adornment. Throughout this journey, I’ve additionally attained editing and networking experience—and this all commenced with a simple Google search and application process. Completed virtually, this internship truly solidifies the notion you can exist and thrive without limits of extraordinary finances or location.

Throughout my evolution as a Style Guru, my style has evolved alongside my work; I’ve truly unearthed which daily pieces, through consistency and adventure, grant me the most confidence and re-discovered the effortlessness and fondness for basics. Whether I’m adorned in an oversized men’s button-down and sneakers or cotton shorts, a tank top and flatform sandals, neutrals, simple silhouettes and menswear-inspired pieces are the holy grails of my wardrobe. Simplicity is the key of life.

With my weekly posts, I challenge you to discontinue your sartorial slump and evolve your ensembles. It’s with much delight that I present to you my final year of stylish individuals from the greater Austin area. Eat em’ up cats!