The name is Maria Diaz. I am a proud Latina that comes from South Central (Los Angeles) who has a passion for fashion. I know it’s cliché but I really am passionate about it. I am going onto my third year of college at Long Beach State University. I am majoring in journalism and sociology, I love both subjects and I couldn’t make a choice. This is my first time being part of CollegeFashionista, and I look forward to demonstrating on how I coordinate my outfits.

I’m really into ’80s and ’90s fashion. And because of my love for these eras, I consider myself a thrift junkie. I love thrift shopping, because it’s definitely the way to go when it comes to wanting to portray an ideal ’80s or ’90s outfit. I believe in the trickle up theory in fashion. Therefore I am into the high-waisted mom jeans, flannels, cropped tops, platform sandals, the tie-dyed shirts and any type of clothing that comes from those eras.

I have been into fashion since I was in high school, I would always obsess over the fashion Molly Ringwald wore in The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Pickup Artist. I am also a movie junkie. So If you don’t know who she is, watch the movies and you’ll see why I fell in love with her outfits and style of being.

I chose to be a journalism major so I can be part of a magazine, or an amazing website like this one and be able to write about the thing I love the most. Dressing up is one of my favorite things to do. My closet is about to break down and I blame all of my outfits for that. I love documenting my outfits  and giving tips when it comes to the way I’d style things.

Usually I go for a retro look, sometimes grunge on a daily basis.  When it comes to retro I enjoy wearing denim skirts or suede button-down skirts. When the weather isn’t too hot or too cold I get really confused on what shirt to  style with a skirt. If I’m already showing legs I can either cover up in the top or choose to show skin as well. In other words if  the weather is cold, it doesn’t hurt to wear a long sleeve cropped top. I like that it goes with the retro look one is pursuing.  To finish off the outfit I have to find the perfect shoes. Combat boots are pretty comfortable, and they fit the grunge look I  like to pursue.

This is just a little taste of who I am. My Fashionistas/os will demonstrate how my style is even more throughout this journey so keep an out for my articles, and click that Rad button if you enjoy them!