A warm welcome to my fellow Fashionistas/os! My name is Madeline Long and I am a summer 2014 Style Guru. I am so incredibly excited to be a part of the CollegeFashionista team! This summer, I will be reporting STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK, a topic that I am particularly excited about. I will be discussing trends in the outfits of the stylish Fashionistas/os I stumble upon.
To give you a little insight into who I am, I am currently a student at Indiana University Bloomington and I am majoring in Speech Pathology and Hearing Sciences. Now, you may be thinking that has absolutely nothing to do with fashion. And to be honest, you’re right! Although I am studying Speech Pathology, I also have a true passion and love for fashion and writing. In writing for CollegeFashionista, I am able to continue doing what I love!
I have been in love with the fashion world for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved looking at what people are wearing and my favorite thing in the world is finding new pieces for my wardrobe. Some of my fondest childhood memories are the shopping trips I went on with my mother. I believe that this could have been the start of my fashion obsession, but everyone deserves to have a guilty pleasure, right? I love fashion because it allows a person to show off her personality. I am a big believer in individuality and creativity, and fashion is the perfect way to tell the world who you are. Whether you enjoy wearing big floral patterns or all black, every outfit shows a part of your personality.
As far as my personal style goes, I love to switch things up. I have many different parts to my personality so I like to show them off through different styles. When showing off my girly side, I love wearing maxi dresses and floral patterns. If I want to show my laid back side, you can usually find me sporting leggings and an oversized sweater, which I commonly pair with a fun accessory. And because of my 4’11 height, you can almost always catch me in a pair of heels or wedges!
I hope this has given you some insight into who is behind the computer screen. I am thrilled to have the opportunity of writing for CollegeFashionista this summer and I can’t wait to share my love of fashion and the stylish trends I find with you. Stay tuned in to the STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK for fun, weekly summer trends!