Style Guru Bio: Megan Cendrowski

When I look back on photographs of my childhood, I understand where the inspiration behind my sense of style originated. Since birth, my mother loved to dress me in all sorts of floral print skirts, lacy tops and matching hair bows. Oh, and let’s not forget about the infamous jelly sandals—I had a pair in every neon color imaginable. My mother is my favorite person in the entire world, so it’s not hard to believe that the style she imposed on me so long ago still exists in my fashion sense today.

You can still find me in patterned dresses, tights and a killer pair of flats or penny loafers on a regular basis. When it comes to defining my personal sense of style, I find it very difficult to narrow my fashion sense down to a single word. I suppose I dress according to my mood. One day I’ll channel my inner mod-goth and wear all black with gold accessories, then the next I’ll choose a dusty rose skirt and feminine lace top. I love all things floral, mauve, lace and rose gold; but I appreciate edgy jewelry and menswear styles, too. Basically, when it comes to new looks and trends, I am willing to try anything. That’s the beauty of fashion; it isn’t tied to a single, concrete definition. Fashion is a mix of individual preferences, inspiration and creativity.

The great Coco Chanel once said: “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” I reference this mantra every morning when I open my closet doors and choose my look for that specific day. Iowa City is home to some of the most creative and fabulous Iowans, and I look forward to capturing this in my STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK column for the University of Iowa this semester.

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