STYLE GURU BIO: Clare Mannion

May 31st, 2016 at 2:00am

Hello fashion lovers! My name is Clare and I just finished my freshman year at St. Bonaventure University located in quaint and quiet Olean, New York. My major is strategic communications and digital media with a minor in sociology. This is my first semester as a Style Guru and I am so excited to see what’s to come!

My whole life I have loved reading and looking through fashion magazines and blogs and have—tried at least—keeping up with the latest trends. I got into fashion and beauty through watching YouTube videos and reading Seventeen magazine from a young age. I’m a sucker for a bargain and will rarely buy a top over $20—otherwise I wouldn’t be able to keep my shopping addiction afloat! Forever 21 and H&M have my heart…and my wallet.

I would describe my fashion as girly and simple with some hints of bohemian. Flowy and oversized tops are a staple in my closet. I also would rather wear a dress or skirt than pants any day…unless leggings are an option. I have always idolized Lauren Conrad’s sense of style—mature, feminine and soft.

The look I have here is one of my go-to’s for the summer. I found this printed maxi dress hunting through the clustered clearance section at Forever 21 for only $6.99 (I told you I like a good deal)! My layered necklace is also from Forever 21 and also a steal. I almost always choose to style my hair down, long and curled because it tends to go with most of my looks. I found this fringe bag at American Eagle Outfitters a couple years ago and it’s perfect for many occasions.

I can’t wait to continue to share my eye for style with the world throughout this summer and beyond. Stay tuned for more!