STYLE GURU BIO: Veronica Rossi

Hello, my fellow Fashionistas! My name is Veronica Rossi and I am a rising junior at the Pennsylvania State University majoring in Advertising and minoring in Business. I am absolutely thrilled and thankful to say this is my second semester writing for CollegeFashionista. I could not be more excited to spend this summer exploring fashion much deeper than before by studying abroad in Milan, Italy! I am always on the lookout for upcoming fashion looks and styles and I know this summer will bring some of the best experiences of my life. Combining CollegeFashionista with an abroad experience, including fashion courses in one of the worlds major fashion capitals, is an absolute dream come true for me. I cannot wait to blog about my favorite trends during this experience and learn so much more about fashion and myself as a Fashionista!

Being from Long Island, New York I have spent a lot of my lifetime in NYC. My trips to NYC my whole life sparked my interest in fashion at a very young age and my passion has only grown since. CollegeFashionista has given me the ability to learn more about fashion in general and my fashion sense in a creative way that is extremely enjoyable.

While studying at Penn State, I am also a member of the National Championship Lionettes Dance Team. When I am not in uniform performing in front of 107,000 fans in Beaver Stadium, I enjoy dressing trendy in my favorite looks. Dance and fashion have both been strong passions of mine for as long as I can remember and I just love that I can express myself through both of them. Being a dancer and constantly in workout clothes for convenience, I appreciate the chance to dress up a little extra.

I feel as though my style is always changing and that I am always finding new fashion trends and brands that I love and want to contribute to my style. Although I am always finding new fashion trends, I do also have many trends and brands that I have been consistently in love with. My all time favorite fashion brand is Free People; I feel as though their brand is timeless and extraordinary. I also love Brandy Melville, Forever 21, American Eagle Outfitters, Nike and lululemon Athletica. I have a special love for maxi dresses, dark lipstick, aviator sunglasses, floppy hats, jumpers, layering necklaces, bell sleeves and bell-bottoms.

I love fashion so much because I view it as a way of showing others who I really am. I see fashion as more than just a race to having the newest and coolest looks, but as a way for me to dig into my own personality and dress accordingly no matter what others are wearing.

One of my favorite feelings is getting ready for an occasion and putting together that perfect outfit that gives you such a confidence boost that you find yourself smiling in the mirror. I am a strong believer in standing out when it comes to fashion because to me it really is such a huge form of expression. I am so thankful for the opportunity I have been given to be a Style Guru again this semester and cannot wait for the growth of my experience as I travel to Milan! Ciao!