STYLE GURU BIO: Yesenia Darting

September 4th, 2015 at 2:00am

When some people think about fashion in the Midwest, I’m sure when it comes to style, the first thing someone pictures is not Christian Louboutins and Louis Vuitton handbags. While this may be true for the most part, where I’m from there are still plenty of stylish people walking the streets of Iowa City, Iowa. It doesn’t always have to be designer this or designer that, and I often find the best-dressed are those who are in sync with their true sense of self.

With that said, hello fellow Fashionistas/os, I’m Yesenia and I reside as a student at the University of Iowa. I am working on a major in Journalism and Mass Communication, minor in Art History and certificate in Entrepreneurship. When I’m not hitting the books, I’m hitting the fashion magazines and websites, with a side of guilty pleasure of indulging in pop culture. I can also be found at the side of my super cool boyfriend who supports me in everything I do (cue the d’awws and eye rolls).

If things went my way in life, 30 years from now I would be the owner of a quaint little boutique somewhere in California selling cute stuff and somehow giving back to the world. I also wish to start my own lifestyle blog someday (hopefully soon) that really resonates with those who follow it. Of course, I would also be the owner of about 26 different breeds of dogs.

For this post, I decided to represent some of my favorite closet staples, which happen to fit into the fall category, and I’m wearing during this gorgeous pre-fall weather we’re having. I absolutely love a comfy oversized cardigan, booties, beaded/braided bracelets, dark denim and lately, delicate necklaces. Stepping inside my wardrobe, one would find a repeating pattern of neutral colors, way too many shoes (I’m wanting these to join soon) and one of everything in black. I’m a girl who likes to keep it simple, but I admire Fashionistas/os who are a little bit more daring, a little bit more out there.

I know everyone says, “style is a reflection of yourself”, and you know, there’s a reason everyone says it. It’s true. What’s great about style is that there really are no rules, and you can change up your style as often as you want. All that matters is your satisfaction with yourself and how you want to represent your best you.

I look forward to sharing my findings of students who are keeping it stylish on the beautiful campus that is Iowa.