Style Guru Bio: Maya Jiménez

My name is Maya Jiménez and summer for me means New York City and my second semester writing for CollegeFashionista!

I'm a rising senior in Boston University's College of Communication, majoring in Photojournalism with a minor in Hispanic Language & Literature. I'm an aspiring fashion photographer and have been for quite some time. CollegeFashionista has given me the opportunity to explore a completely different side of fashion photography that I barely knew existed and I'm excited to share some of it with you!

I also have an avid love for the music industry, live music and concert photography. Living in Boston and volunteering at our radio station, WTBU, has given me an opportunity to attend shows and take lots of photos.

I would describe my style as creative because I tend to take bits and pieces of the fashion senses I see in my fellow Fashionistas to build an entirely new look every day. However, I never journey far from the classics and staples of any good outfit: classic tees and skinny jeans, accessorizing with a huge pair of earrings or funky rings and a fashionable pair of shoes. I would venture to say I'm a trend-setter who is always attempting to inspire something fresh among my friends.

My favorite piece of clothing for the summer is a floral print dress or skirt – I always say this season is the best time to bring out all of the colors in my wardrobe! My favorite pair of shoes are my Birkenstock Gizeh sandals because they are extremely comfortable for walking long distances – which is often in the summer – and they're still super stylish. My favorite accessory is my bright blue Rebecca Minkoff cross-body purse with gold finishing because it is absolutely fabulous. It's the best Christmas gift I've ever gotten (Thanks to my sister; she has a matching one in bright pink).

I definitely have an eagerness for fashion and I'm always looking for new trends. NYC has an array of fashionable college students and I cannot wait to meet and photograph as many as I can!

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