Hello, my name is Veronica and I am a sophomore at Penn State University. I was born and raised in sunny Miami, Florida so I recently found out that there are seasons outside of summer. Growing up in a city that is inhabited by an array of eccentric characters, I’ve obtained a major appreciation for personal aesthetics. This appreciation goes beyond trend watching and a shopping obsession. I believe the way one dresses can share more about their personality, intelligence, and even cultural awareness, than the universally dreaded icebreaker activities. This is why I find that cultivating and maintaining your personal style is vital to your college experience.
Like I said, growing up in a big city made fashion quite relevant to me, but I prefer to go beyond looking at what everyone around me is wearing. I follow several fashion designers and bloggers on social media and am a regular subscriber to fashion magazines; where I really draw style inspiration from is movies or shows that are set in earlier time periods. Some of these include Annie Hall, Downton Abbey, Mary Poppins, Dr. Zhivago (the first half) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (basic, I know). But my all time favorite as far as costume design goes would have to be Marie Antoinette. Some would say that my style is old fashioned, classic, refined and even borderline grandmotherly, and that is 100 percent true. I’m that girl at the frat party wearing oxfords, stockings and a high collar, but I really wouldn’t have it any other way.
Although I favor specific styles for myself, I still have a major admiration for all kinds of ensembles and hope to capture some unique, eye-catching looks to post over these next couple of months. Now that we’re in college we can show up to class in sweatpants every day—which is great a lot of the time—but to me there is nothing better than seeing someone walking to class dressed to the nines, just for the heck of it. So my goal over these next couple of months is to catch some of these college Fashionistas/os in action and give them the recognition they deserve!