I’m Michele and this is my third semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. Obviously, I love every second of uncovering the hidden fashion at Misericordia University and proving to all that small colleges like mine can be quite the stylish scene. As I finish up my last few credits and venture on to New York City in the fall to receive my second degree in Fashion Marketing at Parsons The New School for Design, I guarantee this to be a great summer of northeastern Pennsylvania fashion.
Since my last Style Guru bio, nothing too dramatic has changed for me to document. My obsession with ballet flats has gotten worse and I still try to add pearls to everything I wear. However, I have noticed my style has evolved from being super feminine to what I like to call girly with a touch of grunge. I’ve been thrifting more than usual because of my love for vintage finds and probably even more because of the signature Fendi bag I bought at a church flea market for $2. If you love fashion as much as I do, you will understand my panic attack after this purchase was totally necessary.
Another change has happened, I went from covering STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK to the FASHIONISTA/O SPOTLIGHT, which I’m thrilled about. I’m so excited to be able to get to know the Fashionistas/os that I come across in my hometown and to give them the opportunity to have their style featured.
If there is one thing I know and love about fashion, it’s that trends for seasons ahead can be determined by what we see on college campuses and in our neighborhoods no matter big or small. My advice for all is still the same: fashion is what you make of it. Don’t be afraid to own your style, you never know who is going to want to document it.