STYLE GURU STYLE: Pleat ‘Em and Weep

If you caught me walking by, you may think this is a pleated skirt, but they’re actually wide-leg pants. I’ve never been one for skirts, so this duo of pants and tucked in T-shirt is a perfect illusion.

Taking inspiration from disco pants, I styled my H&M pleated pants with a more casual flair. I went all black in a leather jacket with my favorite pins and a T-shirt from Haim’s merch collection. The floral logo is eye-catching against an all-black outfit—and just in time for spring, too.

Instead of going for a bright lip, I wore a berry plum shade from Urban Decay and complemented it with a sparkly eyeshadow. To complete my look, I wore my go-to heeled Chelsea boots and a black bag to carry all of my essentials such as lip balm, a notebook, pencil case, and a pair of sunglasses just in case.

As the semester draws to an end, so does my time interning for CollegeFashionista and studying at Ryerson. CF is not just a media company; it’s an evolving community that I value. I feel very grateful to have gained experience, made lasting friendships and become confident in my writing.

Editing and writing for CollegeFashionista was an awe-inspiring experience. I’m so proud to have been a part of such a diverse, girl power-focused website, and I’m excited to see what’s to come in the future.

Thank you to Amy, Melissa, Anna, Kali, and Katie, as well to my first editor when I joined CF back in May 2015, Sarah. I appreciate all of the hard work and dedication the CF team in New York puts in in order to continuously give Style Gurus more opportunities to improve their skills and bond with fellow #RAD Style Gurus.

CollegeFashionista helped me find my voice. The past two years have been not only a learning curve but a wild ride of joy that pushed me to stay motivated in pursuing fashion journalism.