Chic in the Workplace

As a lover of all things fashion, I like to make sure that I look chic at all times. The summertime is always a hectic time for me in my professional life as I run around applying for internships, jobs, events, etc. I have many go-to looks for various types of professional settings that range from casual to formal.

My secret to looking chic and professional is putting together clean and stylish basics together to achieve a flawless minimalistic look. I am a huge fan of pairing skinny dress pants with basic tops to create a casual professional look. I paired my favorite pair of skinny suit pants with a basic beige shirt. This is my go-to formula for casual professional wear.

When I want to dress up and make my attire look more formal, I like to wear darker colors. I put together a pair of black dress pants and a basic white T-shirt to dress up my look. The contrast of the black and white makes the outfit seem more professional, even though it’s just a few basic pieces.

I also added a blazer to the outfit as a way to make it even more formal for more special occasions. For all of the outfits, I paired them with a pair of basic black dress shoes.

Accessorizing is a very important part of putting together looks for me. For these looks, I like to pair them with unique accessories that will add a pop of pizzazz. A belt with a cute design can be a great standout piece for an outfit of basics. I love this belt because the fabric gives it an interesting texture which makes it even more unique. Plus, it has ducks on it. Who doesn’t love ducks?

I also like to add a bit of bling to my outfits. A simple gold bracelet can always make an outfit more chic and classy. I paired my outfit with this vintage gold bracelet.

Looking your best means feeling your best. When you feel your best in professional settings, you can have the confidence to do your best.

What are some of your favorite go-to styles for professional wear? Let me know in the comments below!

Bananas For Bandanas

I’m sure most people would agree that it’s always great to have an accessory in their wardrobe that is versatile. As someone whose personal aesthetic changes so frivolously, I love having clothes that can work for various different styles. One of my go-to accessories that I can change the style of quickly is a bandana.

Bandanas are one of my favorite things in my closet because they come in so many different styles and can totally enhance an outfit. One of my favorite style trends right now is overalls. They’re such a quirky fashion piece, and I love to pair them with bandanas. It’s a great way to take simple articles of clothing and make yourself stand out in a stylish way.

The outfit I put together is simple. I wore a basic black V-neck T-shirt, acid-washed denim overalls, a pair of Converse, and a blue paisley bandana. I chose blue because I wanted to highlight the blue in the denim, but any color or design would work well and still complement each other.

One of my favorite ways to wear bandanas is simply tying it around my neck like an ascot. It reminds me of the neck choker trend, but with more boy scout vibes. It’s a simple way to enhance the look of the overalls, much like all of the looks I tried.

Another way I like to wear bandanas is sort of in a faux-collar style. I take the bandana and tie it around my neck and tuck it under the color of my shirt. I like this style because it makes the look so classic.

Another look with bandanas that I like to sport is wearing it wrapped around my head. This is one that I typically wear when I don’t know what to do with my hair or if I’m having a bad hair day. It keeps your hair together and serves modern pirate realness.

Bandanas and overalls are super retro and are one of my favorite throwbacks, ’90s-esque looks to serve. Bandanas are such a fun accessory to experiment with to create different looks for different aesthetics. There are so many different ways to wear them.

What are some of your favorite ways to style bandanas? Let me know in the comments below!

My Top 3 Products That Will Leave Your Skin Glowing

It’s always a great feeling to get complimented on my skin. While it is important to eat healthy and drink plenty of water to achieve smooth and flawless skin, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use a few products to help give your skin that extra healthy boost that it needs! My skin care routine is what keeps my skin staying nice, healthy, and glowing!

I always start my day by cleaning my face off with a Noxzema Anti Blemish Pad. This is a product that my mother introduced to me years ago and has done wonders for my skin! I use it once when I wake up and again right before I go to bed. It is a great way to prevent breakouts and clean your pores to prevent blemishes. It always leaves my face feeling fresh and cleansed!

After I use my face cleansing pads, I apply POND’S Dry Skin Cream. If you’re like me and have semi-dry skin, then POND’S will work wonders for you! I just take a little dollop of cream and apply it to add moisture to my skin. It feels so light on your face and doesn’t clog your pores like other thick face creams do. POND’S has so many great products from moisturizers, to makeup removers, to cleansers!

My skin care routine would not be complete without a great face mask. I use so many masks and face sheets that it was difficult for me to pick just one, but I think that my all-time favorite would have to be the Freeman’s Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask. I love this product because it’s a face mask and a sugar scrub all in one. I typically only use products like this twice a week. Using them too often can cause more harm to your skin than using them in moderation. It may not be the most glamorous looking product on your face, but at least it leaves your skin purified and feeling so fresh and soft.

I love taking care of my skin and feeling rejuvenated and fresh. I love to explore all different kinds of skincare products and I’m always on the hunt for new ones to try.

What are some of your favorite skin care products? Be sure to let me know in the comments so I can check them out!


When you’re a fashion-forward person, you do your best to try to look good for any occasion. Getting dressed in cute clothes to workout can help you look cute while keeping you comfortable. Some might think it’s a waste of time, but there’s no shame in looking great at all times—even when you’re breaking a sweat! There is no denying that bold moves are happening in fashion every day. One trend that has been picking up a lot of traction since 2014 is activewear. Plenty of celebrities have been spotted wearing these sporty exercise looks. More fashion industries have noticed a spark in the sales exercise clothing, and have began putting their own spin on activewear by releasing lines of clothing that are exercise-chic.

However, not everyone can afford $400 exercise clothes that have graced the pages of Vogue magazine. That doesn’t mean that you can’t still rock some awesome activewear to the gym, though! Urban Outfitters has been doing lines of clothing from adidas that are comfortable as well as stylish. Pairing some items from the Urban Outfitters adidas collection together can keep you feeling comfortable and free while helping you looking chic and up-to-date on all the trends. A simple outfit consisting of adidas leggings and a basic T-shirt can keep you looking stylish and free to do any workout. Pair these with a pair of adidas sneakers, and you’re all set to pump some iron at the gym and look chic while doing it!

One Simple Change: Now that you’re done turning heads at the gym, you can turn heads hanging out with your friends. Trade your T-shirt in for a sweater and exchange your gym shoes for some classic adidas Superstar sneakers and this look can go from workout attire to the perfect day to night look. Staying comfortable has never looked so good!

STYLE GURU BIO: Kristopher McKeever

Hello there, fellow fashion enthusiasts! My name is Kristopher McKeever, and I’m a student at Virginia Commonwealth University double majoring in broadcast journalism and fashion merchandising.

I was born and raised in Atlanta, so I’ve seen my fair share of outlandish fashion statements. I grew up my whole life binge watching Project Runway and flipping through the pages of countless issues of Vogue, GQ and NYLON. I spent and continue to spend a lot of my free time studying fashion runway shows and use it to inspire my own personal aesthetic.

What I love more than anything is not just fashion, but what fashion can do for other people. I’ve always wanted to work in the fashion industry, and being able to participate as one of the Style Gurus for CollegeFashionista is a dream come true.

I think that fashion is art. It pushes boundaries and blurs the lines between the masculine and the feminine. It is a dream of mine to create more high fashion unisex clothing to appeal to people that are gender non-conforming, or just those that are tired of having to fit the mold of gender-specific clothing.

I believe that fashion is something that should be for everyone. I am a firm believer in the way someone presents something can completely change the way it looks to others. It doesn’t matter if your jeans are designer or if they’re from your local thrift store, it takes a fashionable eye to be able to make yourself look good.

My dream in life is to do anything fashion related. It doesn’t matter if I’m a magazine editor, fashion photo journalist or if i’m backstage at a runway show, I will be happy to do it. Fashion is my life and anything that I can do to get closer to my passion is more than I could even dream of.

I’m so excited to share with the world the style and trends that the college campus of VCU has to offer this summer. Fashion in Richmond seems to change every day, so check back every month to see my posts and get ready for an awesome summer!