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STYLE GURU BIO: Samantha Droogan

Hey everyone! I’m back and ready for another semester as a Style Guru here at CollegeFashionista and I could not be more excited. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Samantha and I am a second year student at the University of Delaware where I am studying fashion merchandising and minoring in entrepreneurial studies.

Growing up, I would be lying if I said I was always into fashion and on top of all the latest and greatest styles and trends. I, like many, went through the extremely embarrassing and humbling “awkward pre-teen” stage that consisted of far too many side ponytails, neon polo shirts and denim micro mini-skirts. It wasn’t until my mom got me a subscription for a teen magazine (I want to say it was J-14 or Tiger Beat… I know, major throwback, right?) when I began getting into clothing and fashion. Since then, I have graduated from the teen magazines and am on to bigger and better things like Cosmopolitan and Vogue. I draw endless amounts of fashion and beauty inspiration from some of my favorite celebs and designers such as Vanessa Hudgens, Gigi Hadid, Olivier Rousteing and the Kardashian/Jenner sisters (whether I want to admit it or not).

My style is sometimes all over the place, but the common denominator of it all is the element of comfort. Whether I’m going for a rustic, boho vibe or an edgy-grunge look, I’m always sure to be comfortable in whatever I’m wearing. I also can’t leave the house without an ungodly amount of accessories; i.e. rings, necklaces, bracelets, you name it. I guess that’s what happens when you have your own jewelry line with your sister (check it out here). In the outfit pictured above, I’m rocking my absolute favorite vintage band T-shirt, black skinny jeans, black Chelsea booties and a faux-fur coat. And, of course, I’m overloading on accessories with a statement necklace, a double buckle Western belt, a felt hat and tons of fun rings.

I am so looking forward to another semester of fun and cannot wait to see what new trends emerge this spring!