STYLE GURU BIO: Tess Kornfeld

My name is Tess Kornfeld, and I am thrilled to return this summer as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista! I am a rising senior at Syracuse University majoring in Magazine Journalism with a minor in Art History.

I absolutely adore everything about fashion magazines. My love for magazines began in middle school. Each day, I couldn’t wait to finger through the glossy pages of the fashion spreads and soak up the latest trends. As a result, my unique sense of style stems from fashion magazines. Rather than looking like everyone else in my small hometown, magazines inspired me to dress differently and in a much more fashionable way.

I believe every single person has his or her own style whether it is punk, classic, trendy or a combination of all three. With that being said, my style changes with the seasons. As an Art History minor, I consider fashion to be an art form. I look at each new day as a blank canvas. My outfit is my own personal work of art for the day and very much a representation of my personality.

I would describe my style as classic with a trendy vibe. I start off with classic staples and then add fun accessories. After spending my fall semester in Florence, Italy, I have learned it is easy to be comfortable while also looking chic. I try to embody that every day. Because, after all, comfort is key especially in the summer!

An example of a typical outfit of mine in the summer is a T-shirt and jean shorts. To make my outfit my own, I will liven things up by wearing a fun turban headband, quirky oversized sunglasses or DIY studded high-top Converse. This summer, the item I am coveting the most is a floral jumpsuit. Throw on a pair of chunky sandals, and you’ve got yourself an outfit.

This summer, I will be spending my summer in New York City. I can’t wait to give you the latest on WHAT TO WEAR each week. Watch out Fashionistas/os of the Big Apple, I’m coming for ya!

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