STYLE GURU BIO: Madelyn Brunes

My name is Madelyn Brunes and I am a sophomore at the University at Wisconsin-Madison. I am studying criminal justice and also am pursuing a certificate in business, hoping to one day have a career in corporate law. I’m super excited to be apart of the CollegeFashionista team, so look out for posts the first day of each month this summer!

My go-to pieces for the summer season mostly consist of denim, rompers and booties. Whether it’s denim high-waisted shorts and a casual T-shirt, denim overalls to spice up a simple outfit or a denim button-down and white jeans for a more put together look, I definitely believe denim is a staple in any person’s’ closet. I’ve also been loving the vintage and boho themes that have been seen across many runways and celebrity looks this season. Although I’m not super daring with those two trends I think they can make for super cute rompers, and who doesn’t love rompers? I especially love ’70s-inspired rompers with a modern twist and effortless boho rompers that make you Coachella-ready without seeming like you tried too hard. I also have had a slight obsession with shoes this past year, specifically the bootie trend that has impacted the fashion industry these past couple of seasons. I feel like booties are super versatile and can add something to any outfit.

In this look for my top, I am wearing one of my fashion finds from a boutique I visited while traveling (I believe some of the best clothes come from small boutiques because they offer something different than the big retail stores). As for the distressed white denim, they are from Buckle, although the style is very popular right now and can be found at many other retail locations. Lastly, for accessories, my booties, which I’ve been obsessed with this past spring, are from Free People and the dainty choker and chain necklace is from Urban Outfitters. Again, I am super excited to be a Style Guru with CollegeFashionista this summer and cannot wait to embark on this fashion journey with all of you.