STYLE GURU BIO: Melanie Rudio

Hello fashion lovers! My name is Melanie Rudio, and I am entering my senior year at the University of Tampa in the beautiful sunshine state. I major in marketing and public relations while concentrating in fashion merchandising. This will be my third semester being a part of the guru gang, and I could not be more excited!

My passion for art and fashion blossomed at a young age and has only grown stronger since. Growing up with a mother that is an artist and graphic designer helped the cause as well! I have a very strong appreciation to all kinds of art, specifically fashion. Through fashion I find ways to express my own personal creativity and character. My most prominent lens as a Fashionista is bohemian and a laid back style. I like to stick to my neutral colors and easy going style while adding in some funky pieces here and there. I like to stress the importance of trying new styles and stepping outside of your comfort zone while still being me.

I think my draw specifically towards fashion is the day-to-day, never ending change and excitement of being a walking canvas. Every day, every night and every occasion call for a perfect outfit. Styles are always changing and so are the seasons. That being said, it makes fashion so fun and keeps you on your toes. I love the constant changes in trends while making them my own. Most importantly, fashion has taught me to be confident no matter what I’m wearing or how I look!

Cheers to another semester of rad college style, fashion tips, advice and ultimately sharing my passion with the world.