STYLE GURU BIO: Delaney Spetnagel

January 20th, 2017 at 2:00am

Since before I can remember, my weekends have almost always been spent with my mother and grandmother at a mall. Coming from a very small town in Ohio, this was unheard of for a lot of people. I’ve been told stories that I used to give my mother directions to the mall when I was only a toddler. I suppose my ability to sniff out a good sale from miles away developed early in my life, which is not the ideal skill set to possess as a down-and-out college student. As a majority of readers know, style is vastly different than going shopping. Though somehow my love for trying on Manolo Blahnik’s as a child created a passion inside of me as an adult.

This is my final semester at the University of Cincinnati and my sixth semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. How could I not spend my last semester in college exactly as I had begun—as a Style Guru? CollegeFashionista undoubtedly is the reason I decided to study fashion marketing in college. To your surprise I was a nursing major before I began my “side hustle,” blogging for CollegeFashionista. This experience ignited the passion inside of me that would truly create happiness in my future life. The decision to change my major was a difficult one, but as I sit here today I can tell all of you it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Growing up in a small town nowhere near New York City, or Los Angeles, I sought style inspiration through any fashion magazine I could get my hands on. My grandmother used to keep me occupied for hours with shopping bags full of her old fashion magazines. In current day, I continue to seek inspiration through magazines, along with books, blogs, Pinterest, and the holy grail, Instagram.

I am a firm believer that mood determines my outfit for the day, which is something I love about fashion. Style remains generally the same, but fashion is constantly changing with the times (so thankful low-rise jeans, trucker hats, and Juicy Couture sweat suits stayed in the early 2000s). Currently I’ve been obsessing over femleisure, dressing up your athleisure look with girly, or high fashion pieces. I can’t stop interchangeably wearing my black high ankle booties, loafers, and black classic Converse. Also, my go-to winter coat is my classic camel duster because you can dress it up, or down, on any given day.

Continue to check back with me each month for fashion updates on all the latest trends this semester!