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About Zephyr

Zephyr Basine

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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Hautelinks: Week of 1/15/15

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Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

In case you missed this weekend’s Golden Globe awards, you missed Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s AMAZING George Clooney joke – so true! From Elle: What happens when men have to answer inane questions on the red carpet. Refinery 29 has some fun facts about the Golden Globes that you might not have known. Also, […]




Coupons & Sales: Week of 1/9/15


Coupons and Sales

Aeropostale is offering an additional 40% off clearance with code EXTRA40 through 1/10. Ann Taylor will give you up to 70% off lots of items in their Semi-Annual Sale, going on through 1/15. ASOS has the following offer: Get an extra 10% off sale with code GIMME10. Offer valid 1/8-1/12 at 8am (GMT). Exclusions apply. […]



Hautelinks: Week of 1/8/15

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Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

Harper’s Bazaar has some simple hacks for fixing up your clothes. The gloss solves a style conundrum that’s particularly relevant this week: How to style your hair to work with your winter hat. xoVain shares 5 ways to save money on beauty products – great tips! If you’ve resolved to get in shape this year, […]