STYLE GURU BIO: Madalynn Marinkov

I’m so excited to continue my internship this fall as a style guru with CollegeFashionista on my campus of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. This is my second semester with CollegeFashionista and I know there are so many stylish Fashionistas/os on my campus that I haven’t had the chance to meet yet.

Fall is my favorite season, both for the weather in my area and the fashion. Autumn in Ohio is stunning and comfortable. It’s warm enough to still wear a sundress and cardigan during the day, and cool enough to rock your favorite leather jacket and destroyed jeans at night. The environment produces such a beautiful color palette with numerous earth tones and is mimicked in both the outfits and beauty looks of students. Everything about the season is pleasing.

My current style obsession is texture. Texture is so important to me in my outfits, not only because I want to be comfortable in whatever I wear but because it makes the look so much more interesting and fun. I always tend to buy velvet and suede pieces when I’m digging around boutiques and thrift stores in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. In this look, I’m wearing my new favorite skirt, a suede mini with two tiers of fringe. I had my eye on this skirt for weeks at one of my favorite boutiques, Whiskey Grade, located in Ohio City. Everyone should stop in here if you find yourself wandering around the west side of Cleveland. I paired the skirt with a plain black T-shirt to make sure that I didn’t take away from the movement of my skirt, as it is the main focal point. Although I’m tall, the length of this skirt could have the power to make my legs look short when paired with the wrong shoes. To avoid this, I wore a pair of classic nude heels that are simplistic while adding another nice tone to a muted color scheme in my look. To accessorize, I also went with a minimalist look. A pink faux fur cross-body purse complemented my nude heels and gave my look more flair (and even more texture!). For jewelry, I chose my current favorite pair of earrings—gold hoops with a quartz stone in the center.

This look was so fun for me to put together, which is why I’m so excited to continue writing for CollegeFashionista this semester. So many students like myself know how to put forth the essence of “effortless style,” simply by having a few eye-catching pieces in their closets. Follow me around Kent State this fall!