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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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Hautelinks: Week of 11/13/14

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Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

In case you missed it, something super-awesome happened this week: Scientists successfully landed a probe on a comet for the first time ever! Check out photos from the comet here. How to Get Sh** Done When You’re Totally Unmotivated, via The Nectar Collective. Speaking of motivation and getting organized, CF writer Sarah recommends the free […]




Hautelinks: Week of 11/6/14


Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

Because we heart her so: 14 Times Emma Stone Broke a Fashion Rule and It Paid Off, via The Gloss. From A Little Opulent, here’s how to make a productive to-do list. There’s an art to it, involving flexibility and tailoring for your list needs. Interesting: Your preferred heel height may be determined by where […]



Hautelinks: Week of 10/30/14


Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

Do you go extra HAM on slang or are you the wait-what friend? Banish your FOMO and learn the A-Z of slang with this YouTube video by i-D. Taylor Swift takes down sexist critics with one very good point. Definitely agree with this. ICYMI: Kelly Clarkson covered “Shake it Off” in concert! One more Taylor […]