STYLE GURU BIO: Victoria Whitten

January 6th, 2016 at 2:00am

From a very young age, I was always very interested in how my Barbies looked or what outfit I got to wear that day. As I have gotten older, I have become more and more interested in how fashion affects me and how I view it on others. Fashion is not just something you wear—it something you can see, and it’s something you can understand on a different level.

I first started to notice this on my first trip to New York City when I was 15 years old. The city honestly drove me to choose my career and make such a fabulous life out of the small town feel I was used to. It was what I needed to finally push me to strive for my dreams and go to the college that would help me achieve those dreams.

Ever since then, I’ve been to New York at least seven times, and I always find something new that I love about the city and some new trend that I can’t wait to bring back to campus. I never followed the trends that happened at my school. Honestly, I just tried to stick out and wore what I thought was most comfortable to me no matter if it was something nobody else was comfortable seeing me in.

My style over the years has changed from grunge to boho-chic too classy to modern and goes all the way back around again every single year. I don’t have a specific style, but since I have transitioned to college, I’ve transitioned my clothing so that it is more versatile for anybody who has to go through the same date-to-day activities I do. Kent State might be a small town, but it has such a strong fashion feel that it gives off that big town feel without even trying. That’s exactly what drove me toward it and has put me where I am today.

I honestly am just a girl from a small town trying to mix my comfy sweatpants with a cute pair heels and still make it work. If Kanye can put on a ripped sweatshirt and sell it for a lot money, I think I can make something good out of the clothes I own.