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About Zephyr

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My name is Zephyr, and I’m a 26-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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Hautelinks: Week of 4/17/14


Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

With the 2014 Boston Marathon coming up this Monday, survivors of the 2013 bombings returned to the finish line for some truly powerful photos. Refinery 29 shares white tees that are anything but plain, and a great roundup of spring 2014 denim looks to try. Teen Vogue shares model Jourdan Dunn’s latest high-profile campaign. So […]




Hautelinks: Week of 4/10/14


Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

If you, like us, are obsessed with beauty products from overseas, Teen Vogue lists some amazing and adorable cult products from Korea! (Anyone going there and want to bring some back for us?) So inspiring: Career tips from the next generation of CEOs, via Refinery 29. Also from R29, this is our new favorite BFF […]




Hautelinks: Week of 4/3/14


Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

Same old skinnies getting a little boring? Refinery 29 shares the ultimate guide to non-skinny denim. Things you should never say to a person with acne, from Teen Vogue. As a former acne sufferer, yes, a thousand times yes! Also from Teen Vogue, every single thing you need to know before renting your first apartment. […]




Write for College Fashion! (Fall 2014)


If you’ve been wanting to get involved here at CF, good news: We’re now accepting applications for Fall 2014! Want to contribute to the #1 fashion resource written just for college girls? Read on for all the details! CF is currently accepting applications for both writers and Looks on Campus contributors for Fall 2014 (July […]