STYLE GURU BIO: Tatiana Cruz

January 24th, 2017 at 2:00am

My name is Tatiana Cruz and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team at CollegeFashionista. I’m ready to make the most out of my first semester as a Style Guru.

I’m a junior at Montclair State University here in New Jersey. I’m studying journalism and I hope that one day you’ll be reading my pieces on the pages of Vogue or Glamour.

My love for clothes and fashion began in high school. I went to a big school where everyone wore the same outfits. I struggled to stand out and show who I really was. It wasn’t until my mom brought home an issue of Teen Vogue where something snapped in me. The outfits were amazing; they were artistic and outspoken and each one told a different story—I was hooked. Fashion quickly became an outlet to express myself and stand out. I wouldn’t say I have a specific categorized style, it really depends on what I’m feeling. One day I may want full glam with a satin dress and knee high boots. Other days, I’ll throw on some leggings with a matching crew neck.

For this look, I dressed up a pair of high-waisted jeans for a more edgy look. I’m sure you all have seen the fishnet trend blow up and I thought I would give it try as well—it definitely elevated my outfit. Plus, it added a little bit of extra warmth (or maybe that was all in my head). I pair it with some simple black booties, a gray wrap top, and a velvet choker. I was ready to go!

I can’t wait to embark on the journey as a Style Guru and I hope you check back throughout the semester for more on my take on fashion!