STYLE GURU BIO: Aidan Graybill

STYLE GURU BIO: Aidan Graybill

Hello, fellow fashion lovers! My name is Aidan and I am a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This semester is my first as a Style Guru and I could not be more excited to be a part of CollegeFasionista. I absolutely love expressing myself through clothing. It’s an awesome way to show people what you’re feeling on the inside. It’s art for your body that you can change everyday!

Style can be whatever you want it to be. The uniqueness of each person’s style reflects his or her personalities. I’m all for wearing whatever makes you comfortable and confident! Ultimate style to me is embracing what makes you the truest you and playing with fashion trends to match up with your way of life and creating functionality through reusing pieces of clothing.

My main direction in my studies is environmental restoration science. Learning what I have about the wastefulness and effects of consumerism in our society has made me rethink the way I rotate out my closet. I try not to shop anything but consignment items anymore and I always donate clothes when I get new ones. There is definitely a good amount of stores, even in little ole Lincoln, that establish themselves as collectives or vintage thrifts and draw quite the crowd! Shopping small businesses is also important for sustaining your local economy and helping out your neighbor! Plus, you can find some of the coolest items that way and most of the price ranges are within a CollegeFashionista’s budget. One Fashionista’s trash is another Fashionista’s treasure; at least I’m pretty sure that’s the saying.

With summer simmering down, it’s important to keep cool but find pieces that will transition into your fall wardrobe! My outfit consists of a comfy printed cotton jogger pant and sandals I snagged from Goodwill and a soft easy breezy tank top from Forever 21 (my weakness when it comes to corporate stores). I accessorized with some bracelets and layered necklaces for interest and sparkle! This can easily be paired with a cardigan and boots to bring it in to the chilly fall months.