STYLE GURU BIO: Elise Vallosio

Style Guru Bio

Hello friends! My name is Elise Vallosio, and I am so excited and honored to be a Style Guru this spring. I currently am a junior at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, majoring in Advertising.

Hailing from a small town, I would not say that fashion is a central part of life, but I can remember in middle school the first time I was conscious of clothing and the freedom of you, yourself deciding for what you wear. What I love most about fashion is the potential creativity in an outfit. Without words you can describe yourself to others, even those you do not know, and that is a powerful statement. I love looking at colors, patterns, shapes and pairing them together in different ways. I think that is why I love advertising so much. You have the same freedom of creativity in visually transforming a blank slate into a masterpiece.

My two favorite stores are Madewell and J.Crew. Just peruse the website and there you will find my style. They are the perfect combination of classic pieces with trends subtly thrown into the mix.

My style is influenced mainly by blogs like Rockstar Diaries and also travelling. I had the opportunity to go to Europe a few years ago and it was extremely influential for me fashion-wise. I was incredibly intrigued to be in a different country and see a notable difference in the way people dressed.

I am extremely excited for this coming semester and weekly contributing to CollegeFashionista!

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