STYLE GURU BIO: Jordyn Buckingham

September 2nd, 2015 at 2:00am

Joseph Chilton Pearce said: “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

Hello Fashionistas/os! My name is Jordyn Buckingham and I am currently a sophomore at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia! I am originally from Northern Delaware, and was born and raised there. Here at LU, I’m studying Fashion Merchandising and have a Business minor, as well as taking some fashion design classes in order to graduate with a well-rounded degree. I’m also involved with Teen Vogue and am acting as one of their IT Girls!

I have been interested in fashion as long as I can remember. When I was little, I used to draw stick figures with fancy clothes on them and make up all these occasions that the outfit would work for. As I got older I started sketching clothes a little more, and thought I wanted to pursue a degree in either costume or clothing design. Upon entering Liberty University, I declared my major as Fashion Merchandising with a Business minor because I realized that styling and marketing is more of my passion.

My style is my personal way of expressing who I am, as well as exploring my adventurous side. I’m not really sure how exactly to explain my style because it changes from day to day. For example one day I may wear a preppy look, and the next day wear more of a boho look. I love mixing it up and mixing and matching all the pieces in my closet and seeing which interesting ways I can wear each of them. For me, style isn’t something that should control you- you should be able to have fun and play around with your clothes! Once I realized this concept in my own life, I stopped trying to fit in a certain mold that I wasn’t meant to be in. Now I just have fun with it and enjoy putting outfits together every single day! I came across a quote to leave my fellow Fashionistas/os with that really pertains to finding your own style! This is my challenge to all of you, “It doesn’t matter what others are doing. It matters what YOU are doing”.