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STYLE GURU BIO: Lauren Lyford

My name is Lauren Lyford and I am going into my senior year at the University of Missouri. I’m majoring in Textile and Apparel Marketing and Merchandising, just living the dream here in Columbia, Missouri. This will be my third semester as a Style Guru with CollegeFashionista and I can’t wait to share all of my fashion finds with you!

I’m a lover of many things, the number one thing being the band “The Maine”; the music and the guys in the band mean the world to me. I’ve developed a lot of my fashion sense from them and their music. Following close behind, is my love for fashion and the arts. I think music and fashion go hand in hand; going to shows and listening to different genres of music have really helped cultivate my personal style. Sitting in coffee shops and people watching all of the kids that are cooler than me doesn’t hurt either.

My personal style can change day-to-day but never strays too far from a grungy western vibe, if that makes any sense; kind of just picture a punk in the desert if you will. I draw inspiration from what my favorite musicians are wearing, a lot of them happen to be male so I enjoy adding a feminine twist to their style. I just recently returned from a trip to New York and have been inspired ever since! Many of my style icons are from Arizona, hence the “punk in the desert.” Also, as of late, I’ve been getting inspiration from Kurt Cobain and Lou Teasdale as well.

I can usually be found at a concert, record store or at some weird indie movie in my spare time. I cant wait to spot all of you stylish Fashionistas/os at my local hangouts! Here’s to a great semester!