STYLE GURU BIO: Cassidy Jo Schacher

Hi there! Glad to see that you made it to my page whether on purpose or on accident.

Let me first introduce myself for those of you that don’t already know me. My name is Cassidy Jo Schacher and this will be my first semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. For the past year, I have called Iowa City, Iowa my home. Iowa City is also home to the University of Iowa. As a pre-med student at the university majoring in Psychology, I spend a good chunk of my time studying. If I am not hanging around my favorite coffee shop, The Java House, I am usually driving campus or spending time with my best friends. When I am not in school, I enjoy traveling as much as my college student budget will let me.

Before writing this article, I asked some of the people closest to me how they would describe my style hoping it would help me get my ducks in a row. I was met with an array of different adjectives further scattering my ducks. Feeling confused, I worried if I could even fulfill the daunting title of Style Guru. A few days passed of mulling the words over until I came to realize they weren’t such a bad thing after all. The reason I received many different descriptions of my style did not mean that I had no style, it merely meant I dress to fit my ever-changing mood.

Attending university allows me the time to understand where I stand and form who I will later become. Living in this kind of environment has not only changed who I am for the better but has also changed my style. Some days I wake up eager to start the day and I will throw on my favorite sneakers, a pair of mom jeans with sequined knee patches, and a classic black sweater. Other days I will wake up feeling cloudy and the only way to feel cozy is by wearing a turtleneck sweater matched with a ballerina bun. Although my mood and style change often, I hold onto a few staple pieces and ideas. For the time being, a pair of dark wash high-waisted jeans, booties, an army green bomber jacket, a retro Adidas baseball cap, and a trusty white v-neck shirt hold permanent spots in my closet. I enjoy taking classic looks and adding a punk touch to it. Whether that be by adding layers, texture, or sequins I dress according to the mood and what I wish to carry out that day.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back throughout the semester so I can show you my take on fashion. See you soon!