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STYLE GURU BIO: Christine Jengwa

Hey fashion lovers! My name is Christine and this is my first semester with CollegeFashionista. I am a freshman at DePaul, double majoring in Marketing and Economics. I hope to one day become the CMO or brand manager of a company in the fashion or entertainment industries.

To describe who I am, I would use the quote “sassy but classy.” Sometimes I can be a bit of a diva, but it is always in good measure. My personality shows through in my clothing choices. My fashion icons include my two favorite YouTubers, Maddi Bragg and Lauren Luthringshausen, and of course, Lauren Conrad. I’m that girl that you’ll one day see in booties or heels and the next in Converse. My closet is filled with almost all neutrals and I probably own a few too many crop tops and black shirts. I absolutely adore dressing in business casual and professional, but I also love an oversized cropped sweater with ripped high-waisted jeans. I try to wear skirts and casual dresses as often as I can because it is such an easy way to look put together. Accessories are everything to me. Watches and dainty necklaces are my go-to when I need to spruce up my outfits.

I am your typical broke college student who continues to buy concert tickets and wonders why she’s broke all the time. I love indie and alternative music and sometimes a little rap. I have an unhealthy obsession with ice cream. So the day that my metabolism slows down will be almost as sad as the day I found out that Drew Seeley sang some of Zac Efron’s songs in High School Musical.

I like to be the life of the party and I think I am funnier than I probably am. On the topic of parties, I am definitely always fashionably late. The reason for me being late nine out of ten times is because I change my outfit at least four times before I go out. If I say “I am on my way,” I am most likely changing my outfit to the first one I originally tried on. I am definitely that girl and I am sure some of you can relate.

I grew up in Iowa and in my city there was not a lot of diversity in fashion. If I were to wear boyfriend jeans with a crop top and layered necklaces, I would be given the title of a “hipster,” even though my outfit wasn’t even close to hipster. It was just something different that not everyone was used to seeing or wearing. I am excited that it is becoming more normal in my hometown to embrace bigger fashion trends, but I am so excited to be living in Chicago where there are endless fashion trends with no judgment.

I am so excited to share my love of fashion with you all this semester from Chicago!