STYLE GURU BIO: Veronica Garcia

Hello once again, Fashionistas(os)! I’m happy to be back for another semester, scouting and writing about the fashion at James Madison University. This will be my third semester as a Style Guru and I couldn’t be more excited.

During the fall of 2015, I was pleasantly surprised by the incredible amount of diversity in style that there is in the valley. I believe that this is largely in part of the vast amount of places our student body comes from. We have people from Cali, Jersey, China and many other states and countries. Although it may not be something we think about, we are all influenced by each others’ style and have started to mix and match, creating what I think are unique, fashionable and interesting outfits.

Now, I must admit something. Last semester, I set myself the goal of capturing at least one Fashionisto. Sadly, I did not complete this goal despite the many well dressed males I walked by all semester. Now that we are at the start of a new semester and a new year, I think it is the perfect time to set my self up to the challenge once again. This time, I will follow through. I, again, invite you to keep up with my articles throughout the semester to see if I accomplish this goal by the end of May.

An odd thing about spring semesters, at least in the valley, is that they are usually colder than fall semesters. January to mid-March are usually some of the windiest, chilliest months. This means lots of layers. While many people were born and raised loving (and dominating) layers, it has always been a bit of a task for me. However, I think I’ve started to get the hang of it. For this particular outfit, I opted for a simple, black turtleneck and layered it with a gray blazer, keeping the look monochromatic. For the bottom half of my outfit, I opted for staple black high rise jeans and some cutout boots.

Throughout the semester, I hope to be able to put together more killer layered pieces and I hope you decide to join me through what is sure to be a trend-filled spring.