STYLE GURU BIO: Madeline Smith

Hey there! My name is Madeline Smith, and I am a student at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. I transferred to SCAD as a sophomore from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now, I am a junior studying Fashion Management and Marketing. I am so excited for my first semester as a style guru with CollegeFashionista.

I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin where the majority of my primary education was spent in a catholic school. Wearing a uniform everyday made getting ready for school incredibly easy and fast. As unattractive as school uniforms tend to be, I found that the simplicity and comfort of a uniform is something that has influenced my everyday style. The cold weather of Wisconsin has definitely amped up my winter wardrobe supply. Unfortunately, my overflowing drawer of knit sweaters has not been as useful in the humid Savannah weather. Thanks to my job at Anthropologie, my closet has since gained lighter pieces and much more color and patterns.

Since going off to college I have loved trying out new styles. I identify with more than one category when it comes to style, which I think is actually a good thing. One day my outfit is minimalist, then bohemian, and the next day I’m covered in mixed patterns. Style is about portraying who YOU are, but also how you feel. Everyday can be different… and that’s okay.

Another huge influence on my style has been SCAD. As a designer and an artist, color and pattern are something that I work with all the time. It is hard NOT to be influenced by the research that find for my classes. I encourage you guys to get inspired by street style, celebrity style, other style gurus, fashion blogs, runway, and even art. Some of my favorite outfits that I have put together have been inspired by the color palettes I find in painting, photographs, and even nature.

I’m looking forward to sharing the style of other Fashionistas and Fashionistos (along with my own tips and tricks). If you want to see more of me and all of my future articles, be sure to check back with me every Thursday.