STYLE GURU BIO: Ellen Martin

May 26th, 2015 at 2:00am

My name is Ellen Martin, and I am delighted to be a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista this summer. I’ve just finished my third year at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. With a major in Communication/Journalism and a minor in Psychology, I’ve always been interested in how people communicate with each other. And, of course, my favorite way to communicate my personality is through fashion!

Fashion is a huge part of my life, whether I’m writing for my fashion blog or working retail at the mall. I’m a self-professed shopping addict and need to splurge on something adorable at least once a month. When I’m not updating my wardrobe, you can usually find me at the nearest coffee shop with my headphones in, sipping a white chocolate mocha and jamming to Neon Trees.

This outfit is definitely one I might be wearing on such an occasion. I love simple pieces made interesting, and this look illustrates just that. Starting with my favorite dark, mid-rise skinnies and a basic black chiffon button-down from Forever 21, I made my look interesting by accessorizing with a sparkly statement necklace. I’m really into the half-tuck look, so I made sure to incorporate that into this outfit as well. It gives my dressy black shirt a cool, undone quality that I love. Black heeled booties give my outfit sophistication. I’m all about details, because I believe even the smallest of details can add surprise to a look. That’s why I love this shirt; the lace on the shoulders provide just enough interest to take my shirt from being simple and basic to something fantastic. I added thick gray socks to the look for a final put together piece in the outfit.

Thanks for checking out my posts this summer, Fashionistas/os! I can’t wait to document the looks I find this summer and share them with you all.