STYLE GURU BIO: Melissa Martinez

Style Guru Bio

Hello everyone! My name is Melissa, and I am a second year Public Relations student at Syracuse University. This spring will be my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista, and I am beyond delighted to capture our campus’ amazing style, even in frigid temperatures.

Fashion has always been a part of my life. There are photos of me as a baby wearing my mother’s sunglasses and from then on I’ve been hooked. My favorite part about fashion is experimenting. I continuously draw inspiration from my other Fashionista’s/o’s style. I love when people take trends and make them their own. Italian and Spanish fashions also influence my personal style, as does the environment and culture around me. I lived in uniforms during my high school and middle school years in Miami. When I began my college career I loved being not confined to an uniform and cherished the opportunity to express myself daily.

My personal style changes with my mood and where I am. Some days, I feel romantic and wear one of my favorite flowy dresses. Other times, I rock my faux leather jacket and dark lips.

As my favorite designer and role model Oscar de la Renta said, “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”  Style is our way of expressing to the world how we feel and who we are. That’s why I love to share my outfits on my blog, ByMelissaNicole and on Instagram.

I cannot begin to tell you how honored and excited I am to write this spring for the WHAT TO WEAR column! Check back every Thursday for some of Syracuse’s finest to inspire your next outfit.


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