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STYLE GURU BIO: Taylor Weisend

Rachel Zoe once said, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” My name is Taylor Weisend and I am a sophomore at Marshall University majoring in Art Education and minoring in International Affairs. I am so thrilled to be the first Style Guru from Marshall University, and I can’t wait to bring eyes to West Virginia’s style.

Fashion has always been a passion of mine. When I was in middle school, I spent about an hour each night trying on and planning out what I was going to wear the next day, and each outfit had to be absolutely perfect. When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always had the same reply, “Fashion buyer.” In high school, I was constantly on Chictopia looking for style inspiration and spent my free time reading either What to Wear, Where or The Little Black Book of Style. I wore heels to school about once a week (who knows why) and refused to wear sweatpants to school. Fashion was my favorite past time and still is today.

Once I started college, my style evolved. I fell in love with basics and how something so simple could be changed drastically with the right accessories. I started experimenting with pattern mixing and finding the style that best expressed my personality. My style now really just depends on the day. One day, my style will be a little edgier, and I’ll wear an Urban Outfitters muscle tee with skinny jeans and gray Dr. Martens. The next day, my style will be on the preppy side, and I’ll wear a sweater layered with a puffy vest. Right now, my main staples are tall, brown riding boots and cozy knit sweaters—things I can throw on before my 8:00 a.m. classes, but still look fashionable.

I’m so excited to meet my fellow Fashionistas/os on Marshall’s campus this semester and finally bring light to Marshall’s boundless style. I hope our style here at Marshall University will inspire you to create new outfits within your own wardrobe.