STYLE GURU BIO: Lisa Melchionda

Style Guru Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Lisa and I am thrilled to be joining the CollegeFashionista team for the summer 2014 semester. I just finished my freshmen year at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York where I major in Fashion Merchandising with a double minor in Communications and Product Development. I cannot wait to combine my love for fashion with that of writing to create articles for my fellow fashion lovers. I will be writing the WHAT TO WEAR section every Thursday, so be sure to check it out!

By growing up so close to many malls and New York City, I can say that I have always had a passion for fashion. Between buying the latest trends from my local department store to helping people pick out outfits at the age of five, I have developed an eye for fashion. The way I see it, style reflects the way you feel and the way you want to feel about yourself.  As my friend always says, “When you look good, you feel good.” A good outfit can boost your confidence, as well as improve your self-esteem. I am constantly changing the way I express myself with my choice of outfits, while watching others around me do the same.

When discussing my style, the quote “I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color” really sets in. My wardrobe consists of mostly black with some bright, colorful pieces thrown in. I would say that my style is contemporary and edgy with a hint of grunge. I like to buy pieces that can be mixed and matched with many different outfits and looks, hence buying mostly black clothing. One of my favorite recent trends is the sweater and skater skirt look that I’ve been seeing a lot around campus. In this outfit, I’m wearing a plain black skater skirt paired with a white graphic tee, along with a long, flowy black knit sweater thrown on top. The sweater adds an edge to the outfit and makes it look more casual while still looking put-together.

I could not be more excited to write the WHAT TO WEAR column this summer! As a first time Style Guru, I am excited to share my fashion knowledge throughout summer 2014 and I hope you enjoy reading my articles!

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