Hey there, Fashionista/os! My name is Taylor Hale and I am a junior at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I’m majoring in organizational sciences with a minor in communication, so I’ve had a lot of flexibility over the years combining my passion for fashion and style with my academics. I am beyond excited to get started as a Style Guru on campus for this spring semester.

As cliché as it sounds, fashion and beauty have always been interests of mine since I was a little girl. In fact, I recall my grandmother asking an eight-year-old me the age-old question of “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I also vividly recall her being furious when I told her I’d choose being a model over being a doctor any day. Thirteen years later, I’ve come to appreciate doctors just as much as I appreciate those who work in the fashion industry. But, I do have to give my eight-year-old self to credit for recognizing that fashion players do help people with something that is incredibly important: their personal style.

It only takes a quick glance at my outfits to describe my personal style in one word: glamorous. I like the term glamorous because it includes everything from the classic old-Hollywood style to a modern day brazen New York City Fashionista. Mix all of that in with my Detroit roots and you’ll catch me strutting through Foggy Bottom wearing anything from neutral tones to bold sequins. My look is quintessentially me.

GWU is a unique spot when it comes to campus fashion. We have students from all over the country concentrated in the heart a major city. In my time here, I’ve seen styles change from Southern prep to city-chic and everything in-between. The mixing of regional and personal style is what gives my campus its cool edge.

As we all know, GWU is not the campus where students dress down for class. Oscar Wilde said it best: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” While the students at GWU exude that philosophy the best, I’m here to capture our very own Fashionistas/os. My advice to you all? Be bold and brand yourself this oncoming semester. Define yourself and your style and share it with the world.

Be sure to check out my posts each month for the best campus fashion tips.