Style Guro Bio: Francesca Gattuso

Style Guru Bio

My name is Francesca, and I am currently a junior at DePaul University double majoring in Journalism and PR/Advertising. My aspiration is to become an accomplished magazine columnist while strengthening my reporting skills through venturing out and sharing my findings through writing. I believe the endless possibilities that writing presents is similar to those of fashion. Both writing and fashion have the ability to mold specific styles and create messages that are projected to others; to me this is the most innovative component of fashion.

My style is based off of pieces that reflect my personality. Blending in is not an option! I like to make a statement by sporting eye-catching clothing and bold accessories. Fearless fashion embodies originality and evokes a carefree nature. It has essentially sparked my desire to be daring and to help others do the same. Yet, I love that looking fabulous does not necessarily mean abiding by the rules and having to spend a fortune.

Instead, I seek inspiration not just from the runway and magazine covers, but also from those who surround me. Living in Chicago has helped me grow into my own and truly take in all that fashion has to offer. I’ve learned that fashion is a transformable art, and you are the canvas – having the option to splash on color or remove details. The beauty is that there is no right or wrong. I adore witnessing others embrace this mentality and strut the streets as if it were a catwalk. I find it not just exciting but crucial to not shy away from experimenting and defining your own unique image.

Remember Fashionistas, no ensemble is complete without the one accessory that never goes out of style; confidence!


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