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STYLE GURU BIO: Cassidy Rilley

STYLE GURU BIO: Cassidy Rilley

Hey, everyone! My name is Cassidy and I am so excited to be starting my internship with CollegeFashionista! I am currently a sophomore studying fashion merchandising at SUNY Oneonta with plans to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC for my senior year. If you spot me on campus, you can almost guarantee I’m holding an iced caramel macchiato in one hand and my homework in the other, that I may or may not have just finished three minutes before. Besides having a passion for fashion (you know I HAD to say that), there are few things I love more than Ben & Jerry’s, binge-watching Netflix, and laughing until I cry.

I knew I loved fashion ever since I was little, when I was more excited about a new pair of shoes that I had gotten for Christmas than the latest version of “Mario Kart.” I have always been enthralled with the ever-changing trends and ways people can express themselves by simply putting together an outfit. My style doesn’t really fall into one category, it’s mostly just a collection of trendy and versatile pieces that make me feel confident. Some trends I’m loving at the moment are bomber jackets, graphic T-shirts, and cute sneakers, as you can see from my outfit above. I also often turn to stalking my favorite style icons, like Kendall Jenner and Lauren Conrad, and try to emulate their street style on a college girl budget. Considering I contemplate all day whether to spend the two extra dollars on guacamole at Chipotle, I won’t be dropping $2,000 on some Balenciaga booties anytime soon. Staying stylish and comfortable, while feeling confident in yourself, is what I believe to be the most important part of fashion.

I am so excited for you all to come on this journey with me!