Style Guru Bio: Chelsea Horhn

Self-expression and individuality is what makes the world unique. I believe that’s exactly what fashion is, too. Fashion allows people to make unique looks with different pieces of clothes; add a dash of accessories and you’ve created your own personal look. You can explore your creativity through clothing, colors, textures and other aspects that make an outfit appealing. As Emma Stone said in the July 2012 issue of Vogue, “This is what fashion does for people. It makes them feel like it’s an extension of themselves.” Yes, an extension of themselves to reveal who they are and to express that hidden outgoing personality they can’t portray through words.

Many people don’t realize that fashion is affected by other variables that propel seasonal trends. Inspiration, such as art/artists, historic costumes, one’s environment and other factors, can change the direction of a designer's mind. That’s what I love about the fashion industry: the constant change within the industry. The anticipation of what my favorite designers will do (McQueen by Sarah Burton, Issa, Carolina Herrera and Elie Saab, to name a few) always gets me excited for fashion week in September and February.

Everything about me is random — including my fashion sense. For me, it’s all about keeping it simple and then surprising people with a bold look. I like trendy items and classics that work for every season. For example, I love how a blazer and a pair of jeans can transform any look while still be representitive of someone’s personality. Don’t get me wrong, I can be crazy for a great print. Whether it is stripes, floral, polka dot or a tribal motif, I love it! Recently I’ve been getting into British fashion and loving the quirky outfits they wear. They like to take risks and don’t care what anybody else thinks. Hopefully one day I can embody that confidence in a risky outfit of my own.

I attend Albright College in Reading, PA studying Fashion Merchandising and Communications. I write for the Fashion Lion (our on-campus fashion magazine) and I’m a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. With hopes of becoming a stylist or entertainment journalist, I joined CollegeFashionista so I could improve my skills and learn from the founder and other writers of this great website. CollegeFashionista is an excellent platform that shows campus fashion from across the country and around the world. I know my time here will help me in succeeding in my future endeavors.

What motivates me to stay focused on my aspirations? As the late Alexander McQueen once said, “Give me time, and I’ll give you a revolution.”

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