STYLE GURU BIO: Victoria Hudgins

As some of you may know, my name is Victoria and this is my second semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. For those of you that don’t know, allow me to fill you in! I am in my last semester at Ferris State University and studying applied speech communication with a minor in public relations. After graduation in May, my goal is to move from Michigan and take on Chicago. I grew up in a small town in the thumb of Michigan, but I’m a city girl at heart.

I’m a sales specialist at Victoria’s Secret and I wouldn’t trade my job for the world. Nothing makes me happier than assisting women in boosting their confidence and showing them it’s completely possible to fall in love with their own wardrobe. I plan to travel with the company and hopefully revisit New York City and Los Angeles one day. My dream job is to work behind the scenes at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Music soothes my soul. I am an extreme pop punk junkie. Fall Out Boy is my favorite band, but they’re followed closely by Panic! At The Disco, Blink-182, and All Time Low. I experienced my first Vans Warped Tour this past summer and I fell head over heels in love. A lot of inspiration for my style comes from the bands I listen to: the color black and heavy eye makeup.

I’m obsessed with the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Who doesn’t love a blue, talking caterpillar and a cat that disappears? But honestly, there’s something about the story of believing you can achieve anything that lights my fire and keeps me motivated to achieve my goals.

The outfit I chose to feature mixes both of my favorite things: Victoria’s Secret and pop punk. Bodysuits have become my favorite article of clothing, which is why I decided to wear my favorite very sexy long-sleeve lace bodysuit from Victoria’s Secret. The Ariel lace long sleeve bodysuit from Shopbop can create a very similar look. I paired the black bodysuit with nothing better than black leather boots that I found at my local Goodwill. These Florence leather heeled boots are almost identical and can be worn for almost any occasion. If Victoria’s Secret has taught me anything about putting together an outfit, it’s that no outfit is complete without beauty. To tie my featured style together, I wore an intense eau de parfum by Victoria’s Secret. It’s the perfect scent for my personality!

Getting ready is my favorite time of the day because I consider it my “me time.” I’ve learned so much about fashion, makeup, and my personal wardrobe from practice. Nothing makes me more excited than creating a new outfit and the confidence that comes with it, which is what I hope to do for others for the rest of my life.

Always remember that “the only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible” (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland).