STYLE GURU BIO: Madison Calogerakis

STYLE GURU BIO: Madison Calogerakis

Hi guys! My name is Madison Calogerakis. I’m a sophomore studying media arts and design with a concentration in journalism at James Madison University. I’m so thrilled to be writing for CollegeFashionista and showing my passion for something that has been such a big part of my life. Coming to college I thought I wanted to be a doctor, but I soon realized I would have to wear scrubs everyday instead of getting blisters in six inch heels that would be totally worth it. That’s not the real reason I changed my major, but it was a deciding factor in my career path. Fashion is not only an expression, but a challenge for me to be creative and think ahead of the trend.

This bio will not be about my style, because I don’t have a certain style. Just like a trend and a season, my style comes and goes. In high school I was a walking J.Crew catalog, now I wear mostly black and vintage clothing. Which makes me a firm believer in affordable fashion. My closet would be empty without Forever 21, T.J. Maxx, and local vintage stores. Sometimes I want to drop everything and change my wardrobe, but who has the money for that? Buying cheaper, trendier pieces makes for less remorse when you throw it out and say “why did I ever wear this?” Or in some cases you’ll be thankful your mom kept her acid wash jeans, platform shoes and leather skirt because all trends come full circle, right?

My latest kick has been athletic-inspired pieces and with an edgy or sophisticated twist. For this look I was inspired by the “walk of shame,” but without the regret and the crusty mascara from the night before. I paired a rust colored, oversized sweatshirt with black suede over-the-knee boots. (I got this sweatshirt in the men’s section!) Being 5’7″ and finding a sweatshirt long enough to make a dress was a challenge, so I put a basic black tank dress underneath just in case the wind caught me right. To give the outfit some pop, I added my favorite turquoise cocktail ring that I stole from my mom (oops). For a final touch, I went with my green snakeskin clutch that was a steal at Marshall’s.

I hope you all enjoy this look and I encourage you to take risks with your outfits!! If you want to show me some love, go follow my social media. I’d love to see what you’re wearing and keep in touch with you!