STYLE GURU BIO: Gabi Breitenbach

Hello all, I’m very grateful and excited to join the CollegeFashionista team! I’m currently in the midst of my second leg of freshman year at Purdue University and I’m still unsure of what a Boilermaker is. Even though I’m a city person at heart, I’ve quickly fallen in love with Purdue’s small town charm while studying retail management in the genuine atmosphere here on campus.

I was born and raised in the land of cheeseheads just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where my love affair with fashion began. Cuddled next to Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is home to my closest friends, my favorite pesto sandwich, and authentic style.

Growing up beside the altar that is my mother’s shoe closet and starting with my coveted, shiny, camo design notebook I knew from a young age fashion was the path for me. Eventually it occurred to me my passion could double as my career (*insert misty-eyed smile*). As of right now my goal is to become a buyer for a luxury retailer, living in a New York apartment that holds the record for number of throw pillows and scented candles.

When I’m not writing for CollegeFashionista I’m likely planning my next travel excursion, binge watching yet another TV series, cheering on the Packers, collecting vinyls, oversleeping, or sleuthing for my next obsession in resale shops. Speaking of, my outfit features my latest thrifting find: this wool camel cape. Underneath I layered a chunky turtleneck and plaid scarf paired with dark-wash denims, puff-ball slides, and accessorized with vintage rings.

I cannot wait to grow in 2017 and report back to you guys the incredible style on my campus. I wish you all clarity, happiness, and longer weekends-please tune in for more articles!