Greetings to all you fab Fashionistas and Fashionistos! I’m Abigail, a sophomore fashion merchandising major at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Words cannot express how thrilled I am to have been chosen as a Style Guru! I can’t wait to share my tips and insight as well as show off the stylish students of MU.
In Silver Spring, Maryland, born and raised, at the mall is where I spent most of my days. Just kidding…but actually, growing up, shopping with my mom became a frequent activity and the reason why I love fashion so much! At an early age, I learned why fashion is so much more than the fabric that we put on our bodies. As Rachel Zoe said, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak,” and I couldn’t agree more.
Being a homebody and because I truly love where I live, I initially chose Marymount because it was fairly close to home and even closer to Washington, D.C. Now that I have been in the fashion program for a year and a half and have immersed myself in the college lifestyle, I’m so happy with my decision and can honestly say that there is nowhere else I’d rather be.
People often ask me why I didn’t choose to go to New York City for college or if I plan to go there after college. Although I adore NYC, I believe that D.C. is totally underrated when it comes to style. It’s seriously up and coming, and I can’t wait to see how the area continues to evolve into a fashion hotspot!
Regarding my personal style, if it’s not comfortable, there’s a pretty good chance that you won’t see me wearing it. Leggings, jeggings, maxi dresses and flowy tops are where it’s at. My style is definitely very girly with a bit of edgy mixed in. As a stylist at White House | Black Market, I own a lot of black, which is probably my favorite color to wear. I’m also a jewelry and purse fanatic. You’ll never see me without a handbag on the crook of my arm and accessories to the max.
Although I’ve always had a passion for fashion, my love for writing came later in life. In July of 2014, I began writing for my school’s Her Campus chapter. I fell in love with writing, and it has become such a creative outlet for me where I can share so much. I came to the realization that I love fashion and writing as more than just a hobby and hope to have a career in both, either writing for a website or magazine. Fingers crossed!
I feel so fortunate to be writing for such an amazing site and to be a part of this fab-tastic community!