STYLE GURU BIO: Ximena Perez

Happy Holidays everyone! My name is Ximena and I am a sophomore at the National Autonomous University of Mexico majoring in history. This is my second semester as a Style Guru, and I couldn’t be anymore excited to be back.

Being part of the CollegeFashionista team has allowed me to experience my love for fashion in a way that is super fun, but also a professional learning experience. Going through everything that it takes to do create an article has been awesome. It really was challenging for me having to approach unknown Fashionistas/os to take their picture. Then, I realized everything became easier as I started talking about CollegeFashionista. It’s great to have a platform that allows you to connect with students from around the world who share a passion for fashion.

On the academic side, this past semester has been really hectic. I was so excited about starting school, that I jam-packed my schedule with tons of classes and extra curricular activities. Now, I’m not saying that this was a total mistake, but I definitely learned that the old saying “less is more” applies for many other things apart from fashion. I am not any less excited this new semester, but I am definitely more experienced. I’ve reduced my workload so I can fully concentrate on each class and activity. I’m also very excited about starting lessons Arabic which will be my third language and one that is required for my master’s degree.

Well, enough about school. It’s winter break! Let’s talk fashion people. In Mexico City we have an easy winter compared to other places in the world. It does get very cold and windy, but there’s no snow. I will scout my campus to bring you the stylish sartorial choices made by my fellow students. I can’t wait to see what creative ensembles these Fashionistas/os put together in order to remain warm but stylish. Letting your true self shine through when all you want to do is bundle up in a huge blanket can be a tricky business. Then, in the middle of the semester we start the transition to warmer weather and spring. Transitional outfits are also very interesting. It’s all about the balance between hot and cold in between the rainy, sunny days.

As for my outfit in the pictures, I’m wearing a sleevless mini dress which is so unlike me —but hey, let’s take a fashion risk every once in a while. I think the pattern and fabric are perfect for the winter. I paired it with gray, striped tights to make them contrast and a pair of black, pointed toe ankle boots with zipper details. I am wearing my favorite Burberry sunglasses and my everyday silver jewelry.

Here’s to another great semester!