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STYLE GURU BIO: Madeline Marfice

Hi Fashionistas/os! My name is Madeline Marfice and I am thrilled to become a part of the CollegeFashionista family as a Style Guru this spring semester. I am a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Business Administration. I am looking forward to highlighting the fantastic style that I see every day on campus.

Fashion is more of a hobby of mine than an area I want to pursue as a career, but deciding what to wear everyday is something I eagerly look forward to. As the fabulous Rachel Zoe says, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”

My personal style varies day-to-day depending on my mood or the occasion, which is one of my favorite aspects of fashion. I love to constantly change up my look with what I wear. I describe my style as a cross between classic and trendy. The classic half of me prefers sticking close to the basics, oftentimes just throwing on my favorite skinny jeans with a white T-shirt and ankle booties. The color palette of my wardrobe is mainly denim, white and black, with splashes of color here and there in the form of accessories and statement pieces like shoes or rompers.

Working and playing in a big, diverse city like Los Angeles, the trendy half of me enjoys picking up on current trends I see on both celebrities and everyday people and incorporating them into my own style. One of my favorite trends this season is the lace-up look. Here I am wearing a rib-knit top with lace-up detail, paired with a suede skirt and my favorite black booties.

Two of my ultimate style icons include the unmistakably chic Alexa Chung and effortlessly cool Kendall Jenner. I admire Alexa’s confidence in experimenting with unique looks and trends, as well as Kendall’s mixing of high fashion with everyday brands to create the ultimate minimalistic, comfy-chic look.

In my (hard to come by) spare time, I enjoy binge watching Criminal Minds, relaxing at the beach, seeing concerts, and of course, exploring my incredible city. Stay tuned to hear more about my style and the style of my fellow LMU students!