Hello my fellow Fashionista babes! My name is Zoé Lawrence and I’m a senior exchange student studying Broadcast Journalism at California State University Northridge.
I flew all the way from Miami to get a taste of what the laid back, Cali life had to offer. So far, California has been a blend of sweet, summer vibes with its cool nights and sunny days. The atmosphere here can only be described as waves of tranquility; it almost feels criminal to stress about anything. California’s relaxed mindset is also seen in the street style. It’s not hard to see why so many people fall in love with this state.
A lot of the trends I see on my new campus reflect my own fashion sense.
Coming from South Florida, which is also known for its undeniably chill vibes, I like to wear anything that keeps me cool, comfortable and most importantly, trendy. My style exists fundamentally on whatever makes me feel the most free and uninhibited. Anything too restricting is an absolute no go for me.
Fashion, for me, is about letting our inhibitions go!
It’s the perfect expression to show our inner worlds and to release them onto our environment. The way I dress is a crucial part of my day. It can reveal my mood but also has the power to be a quick ego-boost on those inevitable “Ugh, do I have to go to class?” moments.
I first noticed how much fashion meant to me when I saw how great it felt to go in my closet and decide who I wanted to be for the day. Do I want to be ’90s grunge Zoé today? Or how about more of a baby girl, pastel aesthetic? That’s the exciting thing about fashion! You can slip into a different outfit and explore a whole other side to yourself! I love how multi-faceted our personalities can be and fashion is the perfect way to show our complex identities.
I wanted to become a Style Guru because I knew it would be a great way to show just how much fashion means to communities all across college campuses. What better way to document this exchange journey other than becoming a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista?