My name is Tejya Johnson and this is my second semester at CollegeFashionista! I go to Widener University and I am a marketing and environmental studies major. I love going to school near Philadelphia and can’t wait to move into the city after I graduate. I plan on working on marketing and rebranding companies with green, earth-friendly alternatives.
Growing up, I was always super picky with what my mom dressed me in. I loved going shopping and wearing a million colors and my love for clothing evolved into a love for fashion in general when I began sewing when I was only 10. I started off making dresses patterned from items I already owned with the help of my mom. After beginning high school, I enrolled in the fashion industries program at my local vocational school and expanded my knowledge of fashion even more. I had amazing teachers and the class was full of lots of young talent. I graduated from the fashion program with nearly a dozen awards for pieces I’d created and a great sense of how I wanted my college experience and career to pan out. While I’m now interested more about the business aspects of the fashion industry, I still have a soft spot for textiles and sewing. Ultimately, I hope to use my business and environmental studies degree to help retail companies change how their product is sold to make them more environmentally conscious.
Now that school is starting, I’m most excited to start incorporating jeans back into my daily wear. I’m a personal believer that a classic well-fitted jean is flattering to nearly everyone and the more worn in the better. In this look, I’m wearing a pair of super distressed light-wash boyfriend cut jeans, AKA the most comfy pair I could find. I dress the outfit down with slip-on Vans and a graphic T-shirt, but boyfriend jeans are super versatile. Swapping out the sneakers for a pair of lace-up flats or cute booties and adding a dressier top makes your outfit immediately night-out worthy.
Stay tuned to my page for the rest of my articles this semester! The more CollegeFashionista articles you read, the less likely you’ll be to go to class in pajamas. Trust me.