STYLE GURU BIO: Shane Grimes

Hello, hello, hello! I’m Shane, a junior advertising major with a studio art minor at Bradley University. I just turned 20 (woohoo!) and what better way to celebrate than by sharing a tiny bit of myself and my personal style here with you all!

I’m a huge nerd at my core. Video games, comics, animation, fashion, and art are some of my biggest inspirations. I don’t live on campus (#commuterprobs), so I still get a lot of time to fulfill my nerdy needs I grew up with a Nintendo 64 playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart 64. If it wasn’t for characters like Princess Zelda or Princess Peach, I probably wouldn’t have ever got into drawing or fashion to begin with. Fun fact: I currently am attempting the overly ambitious challenge of a fashion collection inspired by every single Pokemon in existence. You can check that out, along with other art I’m working on DeviantArt @NerdOfHauteCouture.

Now, onto the whole reason you’re probably even reading this in the first place. There’s really no other way to describe my personal style outside of “eclectic.” My personal style tends to drift between preppy/classic and edgy/nerdy, so it really depends on the day. I love winter because that’s when I get to wear my favorite sweaters and cardigans, but I enjoy summer when it’s not ungodly hot out so I can wear my different colored shorts. Pants are a difficult area for me to shop for due to my 27 inch waist and 39 inch legs that go on for days. I guess you could say that with my wardrobe, the top half of me belongs in Minnesota, but the bottom half belongs in California.

I had a heck of a time deciding on an outfit, but I settled for something you’d likely see me wear around campus as I’m going between classes. For this look, I went with a pair of skinny jeans, a graphic tee (which are really fun to make outfits around depending on the subject) and a maroon button-up. To finish it off, I added a pair of checkerboard high tops and a simple wristwatch. It’s a really simple and easy-to-wear look that has a little bit of a kick to it (pun definitely intended).

You’ll get to see more of my style in the coming semester, so I think now is a good time to sign off for now! Thank you for reading my first ever piece for CollegeFashionista, and here’s to a fantastic semester for all of us!