January 9th, 2017 at 2:00am

Hi guys! My name is Maddy, and I’m a sophomore studying communications at Boston University! I’m pursuing a minor in international relations as well, which is reflected in my desire to learn and travel! Boston is my perfect city (sorry New York); I love the cosmopolitan opportunities and fast pace that come with city life coupled with the coziness of my university.

Even though this is my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista, clothes have been my go-to vice for as long as I can remember. I’ve come to see fashion as an important form of self-expression and art. I keep up to date with trends from everything from high fashion runways to looks I see on campus. I keep a blog of fashion inspiration drawing from street style, fashion blogs, designer collections and vintage styles. I like to experiment with trends outside my personal style and keep an open mind because sometimes trends that I hate one season become my go-to the next.

My personal style probably changes every day with a range from grungy to classic which is why I swear by having a substantial closet of basics and a changing wardrobe of statement pieces which vary by mood, season and trends. For me, this rule of thumb makes looking good easy on a collegiate schedule.

If ever you see me on campus, this is my go-to style. In this outfit, I have a basic T-shirt paired with distressed high waisted jeans from Zara. The statement piece is the embroidered leather jacket. Anyone with a watchful eye could tell you embroidery and florals have been huge this season from the Gucci runways to Urban Outfitters. The T-shirt cuts low with the weight of the sunglasses, so it gives me a chance to show off some simple jewelry and a light pink bralette that matches the colors in the flowers of the jacket. Paying attention to simple details like that makes an outfit look effortlessly put together! My sneakers are limited-edition 24K gold Stan Smiths (crying at the thought of having to replace them.) I actually found these super luxe sneakers in a local men’s streetwear store shopping with my brother—they serve as a reminder that gender in clothing doesn’t matter as much as fit and personal aesthetic!

If you want to keep up with me, be sure to keep tabs on my profile here as well as on my other social media!