STYLE GURU BIO: Franki Rudnesky

Hi! My name is Franki Rudnesky and I’m so excited to be a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista this summer. I’m from a small farming town in New Jersey known as the “Blueberry Capital of the World.” I have just finished my sophomore year at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where I am a cheerleader and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. Going to college right by a city definitely helped evolve my personal style and keeps me in touch with the latest trends. I’d say my style is a mixture of trendy, boho, vintage and more! I don’t usually stick to just one style, I’m always trying out different pieces and trends to see what works for me. I definitely like to try to stand out rather than go along with what everyone else is wearing.

All my life I have loved reading and writing. So, when I got to college and was deciding what to get involved with, it only seemed natural to start writing for my school’s newspaper. This year I also began writing for Her Campus, which is a nationwide online blog for college students! Through writing about fashion for these outlets I came to realize that my dream would be to write for a fashion magazine and I think that CollegeFashionista is the perfect internship to help me get there.

The outfit I chose to wear for this post is a perfect representation of my personal style. I love wearing dresses, especially as it gets warmer, and I love the way this dress ties up the front. I also love fluffy vests for any season, especially since the beginning of this summer has been pretty chilly. My favorite shoe trend is the chunky heel, and these booties have that and also go with any outfit! One of my absolute favorite trends from this year has been choker necklaces, so I stocked up on tons of them including some that I borrowed from my mom that she’s had since the ‘90s. Finally, I’m always carrying around a purse, and this one is in my favorite color, light blue. I decorated it with an adorable little fluff ball and an R2D2 charm because I love Star Wars!

As cliché as it may sound, summer is by far my favorite season. Along with a break from school and a relief from all the stress that comes with it, I love going to the beach and hanging out by the pool! Plus, I was born in August so I’m a summer baby. Summer is also the best season to dress for in my opinion, because you get to wear cute sundresses, bright colors and patterns, strappy sandals and trendy sunglasses! At times the summer weather can fluctuate from hot to chilly, which means it’s the perfect time to experiment with layers, whether it be flannels, vests, jean jackets or cardigans. All this being said, I can’t wait to share some of my favorite looks with you this summer!