STYLE GURU BIO: Katelyn Sampl

Hey Style Gurus! I am back at it this semester at Florida State University. I am studying Retail Merchandising and I am the Vice President of the fashion club American Association of Textiles Colorists and Chemists. I will also be a member of the Collegiate Merchandising Association. We will takes trips to the Atlanta Apparel Mart and hear from speakers with retail experience. This summer I had an unbelievable experience of studying fashion principles abroad in London and Paris. I also interned with celebrity stylist and professional shopper, Melanie Pace. I was able to help style television and advertisements as well as personal shop for several clients.

I cannot wait to style some of the fashion finds that I got from London. I bought an awesome, blush pink bomber jacket and trendy sneakers. The style in London was very urban and grunge. I loved the fashion in Paris much more because it was polished, sophisticated and chic. Paris street style inspired this outfit that I am wearing. The dark, olive green dress is made out of a faux suede velvet material that adds an extra element to the look. The black gladiator sandals from Old Navy give the look a more casual, bohemian vibe that is perfect for the summertime. I added a dainty gold necklace and my Rebecca Minkoff, Mini MAC cross-body purse as accessories.

This year will be filled with trendy Fashionistas/os that I am so excited to meet and take pictures of. I am looking forward to reading other articles from fellow style gurus and learning how to take fashion risks and try new trends!