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About Zephyr

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My name is Zephyr, and I’m a 27-year-old college grad living in Boston, MA. I am a fan of fearless style, pretty things, unnatural hair colors, vegetarians, self deprecation, constant optimism, liquid liner, Sour Patch Kids, my two sisters, my wonderful adopted cat, and Lloyd Dobler.

I created College Fashion in March of 2007 because I loved reading fashion blogs but couldn’t find any that were aimed specifically at college students. All my favorite fashion sites and magazines catered either to middle-aged women or 16-year-olds in high school. I started this website to fill that need. It began as a fun hobby but it’s grown into a full time job and then some!

Now that I’ve graduated, I work on College Fashion full time. For the first time in my life I can honestly say I love my job: Though running CF is a lot of work, I get to be creative every day and connect with amazing readers around the world. To me, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Of course I don’t claim to be the authority on all things fashion – I’m just a huge fan of style who is constantly observing and taking it all in. I’m not interested in promoting fashion elitism, consumerism, or any other ism. I believe that you can wear anything (I do mean anything) and pull it off when you have confidence. I also believe that style should be accessible to everyone – status and brand names should have nothing to do with it.

If you want to contact me, my email is zephyr AT, or you can use this contact form.

5 Fun Facts About Me

  • I'm an obsessive perfectionist Virgo who only believes in astrology when it applies to me.
  • I love pretentious, arty movies, but I like to think admitting they’re pretentious makes them less so.
  • I grew up in a small town on Cape Cod, MA.
  • I graduated from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing.
  • Editing College Fashion is my only job and I couldn’t be happier about that.


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Sponsored: College Closet Organization with SOFI


Organizing tops and sweaters

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of All opinions are 100% mine. Last week, we shared some tips on organizing your closet for spring, and as promised, this week we have a full makeover of a real college student’s closet for inspiration. The Makeover When SOFI offered me the chance […]




Hautelinks: Week of 2/19/15

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Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

With the Oscars coming up, Buzzfeed will help you decide: Which Best Picture nominee should you watch next? So much fun — Which Disney Pop Princess are you? Speaking of Disney, this guy hired an artist to draw him and his girlfriend as their favorite Disney couples for V-Day. CUTE. More Disney: How many Disney […]



Sponsored: 6 Spring Closet Organization Tips with SOFI

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Sofi closet organization

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of All opinions are 100% mine. Here at CF, we’re type-A organizing freaks. There’s nothing we love more than a good closet clean-out and seeing all of our pieces perfectly organized – ah, bliss! With springtime rapidly approaching, it will soon be time to […]