STYLE GURU BIO: Ella Thorpe

Welcome to my page Fashionistas! I am so excited to be interning for CollegeFashionista! I am a senior here at Syracuse University studying Communications and Rhetorical Studies with hopes of getting into a graduate program here on campus by next fall. Syracuse University is home! I just can’t get myself to get up and leave. I also play on the women’s lacrosse team, giving me 45 sisters on campus. With practice early in the morning, it makes for a tight schedule in which I have to get ready and style myself for the rest of the day. I am constantly running around from practice, to class and back to practice. That being said my style on campus reflects a simple, casual but feminine vibe. Fashion plays an important role in my life because it allows me to express myself in a more feminine light. I am proud to be a Division 1 athlete but let’s be honest; it’s not all that glamorous. Through fashion I am able to express another side of myself.

If you see me on campus I can guarantee my outfit will always demonstrate the three C’s. The three C’s being cute, comfy and casual! With a busy schedule there are days were I leave my house at 7 a.m. and do not return till late that night. Therefore, it is important to me to make sure I am stylish, yet super comfortable when on campus! Joggers are a staple in my wardrobe. Joggers are comfy, casual and cute. The oversized pockets seen on my joggers above help to demonstrate a trendy twist on leggings! You can dress them up or down dress with an oversized sweater.

At a young age I immediately found my love for fashion through television shows including Project Runway and The Rachel Zoe Project. Rachel Zoe’s effortless style and beauty inspires me daily. Gigi Hadid’s youthful street style also inspires me. My love or what my friends would call an obsession for oversized trendy coats is to be blamed on Gigi!

On my walks to classes, I constantly find myself with a smile on my face in awe of all the trendy styles put together by Syracuse University’s own Fashionistas. Not only do I find inspiration from Style Guru’s like Rachel Zoe or Gigi Hadid but I find inspiration everyday from the Fashionistas on the Syracuse University campus! This campus is like no other and I can not wait to be enlightened by all of you!