Hey Fashionistas/os! My name is Tara Stacy and I am a junior journalism major at Ithaca College. This is my fourth semester with CollegeFashionista and I am so excited to get started again!

The past year of interning with CF has been so exciting and inspiring for me, and I am so grateful to them for allowing me to express my love of fashion through such a creative outlet. The site has grown and changed even in the short amount of time that I have been here and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for it. I have loved my experience with CF so far and I’m so excited for the upcoming fall as well.

My fashion obsession began with my love for playing dress up as a child, which has seemingly continued into my adulthood. Playing dress up was a way to express myself and to feel confident in what I was wearing, and I still do that today. I feel that fashion is a beautiful form of self-expression that allows women and men to be whoever they want to be.

My love for reading also allowed me to discover the wonderful world that is the magazine industry. I loved seeing the gorgeous spreads and picturing myself in the clothes that the models were wearing, and dreamed of one day being able to play in the coveted Teen Vogue closet and put outfits together for a photoshoot.

I would describe my style as eclectic because what I wear completely depends on my mood and the season. In the summer I tend to gravitate towards more boho pieces, while in the fall and winter my style is much more minimalistic. However, the one constant in my wardrobe for years has been neutrals, especially the color black.

I wore this for one of my first days of classes when it was a little bit cooler on campus. I love how comfy these black joggers are. It totally feels like you’re wearing pajamas to class! I added a super soft tank to maximize comfort, and threw on some sandals and a layered necklace to elevate the outfit. This look is perfect for days that you still want to look cute for class, but don’t feel like putting a whole lot of effort in.

I’m so excited for what the new semester brings and I can’t wait to take you all along with me!