I can’t explain in words how excited I was when I was notified that I had been chosen to be a CollegeFashionista Style Guru. I always wanted to share my thoughts and opinions about all things fashion and beauty with the world and CollegeFashionista gives me an awesome platform to do just that. As soon as I got that email, I knew immediately that I just had to feature my roommate and amazing friend, Michelle. I have always loved Michelle’s style and she is such an inspiration to me and my own personal style. Whether her pieces are from a thrift store or a store like Free People, Michelle always looks so trendy and put together. I would describe her style as very bohemian. Her style accurately depicts who she is as a person: casual, fun and eclectic. I take inspiration from Michelle quite often when I’m shopping or putting together an outfit. Michelle’s favorite places to shop are Free People, thrift stores or any boutique that she stumbles upon. One thing I really admire about Michelle is that she is always able to see the beauty and potential in such minimal, understated pieces. She can pick out a plain T-shirt and come up with a whole intricate outfit in her mind complete with layers, accessories and even a makeup look to match the vibe of the outfit.
Here, Michelle is wearing a super flowy and comfortable paisley print halter dress from Island Gypsy in Lavalette, NJ. This kind of dress is perfect for this time of year because it’s light enough where she won’t be too hot during the hotter summer days yet it covers her up enough that she doesn’t have to worry about being cold on breezy nights. Her black lace-up sandals from Dor L’Dor in Hoboken, NJ pair perfectly with her dress. The lace-up sandal trend is one that I’ve really been loving this summer. Michelle’s dangly gemstone earrings are from Free People. Gemstone pieces, whether it be earrings or a necklace, are staples in Michelle’s wardrobe and add a little something extra to tie any outfit together. Her everyday cross-body bag is by Rebecca Minkoff and is the style “Mini M.A.C.” This outfit looks so trendy and chic and, as usual, Michelle pulls it off so effortlessly.