STYLE GURU BIO: Veronica Lenz

Hey there, Fashionista/os! My name is Veronica Lenz, and I am going to be a junior at Illinois State University in the fall. I’m majoring in apparel merchandise, and I am so happy I get the opportunity to become a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista this summer.

I love fashion and all things trendy, but I also love traveling and going to new places. A lot of my styles are inspired by trends at different places I go, even if it’s just going to a different city! Between chilling friends and watching my favorite TV show on Netflix (which is 90210), you can probably find me lying outside by the pool because summer is finally here!

I’ve always had an eye for fashion. Ever since I was three years old I’ve been picking out my outfits, although I’m not sure a Barbie dress actually counts as a real outfit. Anyways, I still had the idea back then! But even as a little kid, I would always pay attention to the details in every single garment I owned. Once I realized how much I enjoyed putting together styles and how happy it made me, I knew I wanted to pursue something in the fashion industry.

I wouldn’t say I have a specific “style.” My looks are always changing by the day. Some days I like to dress up and wear a romper with a cute pair of gladiators, other days when I’m feeling lazy I will just wear leggings and a T-shirt. To be honest, you can almost always find me wearing leggings even if it’s with a formal top. That’s my favorite thing about leggings, there are so many ways to style them, and more times than not they can always pass for black pants. In today’s look, I am wearing one of my favorite tank tops and paired it with a pair of gold sandals. I also added a cross-body bag and gold accessories, which is perfect for dressing up any look.

This summer as your Style Guru, I’m hoping to inform you not only on the latest trends, but also share to you some of my own style tips. With the new season beginning, there are so many new looks occurring and I can finally take advantage of the warm weather that’s finally here in Chicago. From experimenting with the Coachella-inspired trends that have taken over Instagram to a typical day at the beach, I will always be here to keep you updated on what I’ve learned.