STYLE GURU BIO: Madison Yerke

September 1st, 2016 at 2:00am

Hi all Fashionistas/os! I’m Madison Yerke, a sophomore at George Washington University and I plan on majoring in journalism and mass communications. Plan however is a loosely constructed term for me because I simultaneously want to study interior design, criminal justice and theatre because it’s crazy to think I’m supposed to pick one thing to do for the rest of my life!

Anyhow, I’m a firm believer that T-shirt dresses can dress up or down any outfit for any occasion and that there is never a bad time for sushi. My biggest pet peeve is missing the trailers for other movies at the cinema and if I’m not scrolling through ASOS, Forever 21 or H&M, I’m trying to perfect my Instagram aesthetic by going to art museums and pretending to be deep with profound captions.

In sixth grade my science teacher asked me the dreaded question: “What do you want to do when you grow up?” I shook my head. Not knowing then—I still don’t know now. Midway through the senseless head shake she asked me, “fashion design?” At that moment everything clicked. I took pride in my over-coordinating sixth grade outfits that my eleven-year-old self could strut down the middle school halls with confidence. Four years later while at a concert a woman came up to me asking to take pictures of my outfit for a fashion blog. I smiled and gladly accept the offer feeling like I had in sixth grade all over again. Fashion has this weird way of defining us doesn’t it? Who knew three years later I’d be doing the same thing? Maybe even making someone feel as surprised and flattered as I became that very first time my teacher suggested for me to study fashion.

I hope to express my style this semester by giving DC the urban-artsy street cred it deserves. I come from a small Appalachian town where the diversity in style is slim-to-none. Moving to DC last year opened my eyes to see just how many unique styles and looks come with different people from around the world—I want to share that with all of you! Personally, my style comes from inspirations from grunge blogs to apparel probably seen at Woodstock. Basically, I go from adidas to Birkenstocks real quick.

I’m so excited to be working with CollegeFashionista this fall and I can’t wait to see what all the other Fashionistas/os out there are wearing!