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STYLE GURU BIO: Shannon Butwill

Hey, Fashionistas/os! I’m Shannon Butwill and I’m currently in my last semester at Michigan State University. I study creative advertising and hope to move to New York City to work in digital marketing and social media after graduation in May. This is my second semester as a Style Guru and I’m so excited to take what I have learned to create better content each month.

I love being a part of CollegeFashionista for many reasons but seeing the street styles of people my age from campuses around the world is very cool. If you were to view my browser search history, you’d mostly see Pinterest searches of “[insert celebrity’s name here] street style.” I love grabbing inspiration from real, everyday outfits so I usually turn to CollegeFashionista or Pinterest to see which outfits fit with my style. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Gigi Hadid knows how to rock some casual but chic outfits so she is my go-to street style icon.

It’s so easy to look at street styles and figure out how you can use what’s already in your closet to create a similar look, but starting with the basics is key—build upon the outfit from there or keep it simple.

For today’s outfit I was inspired by Gigi’s infamous sporty chic looks. The winter season is all about comfort so leggings were definitely a good place to start. Luckily, the rest of the outfit is just as simple. The fuzzy, cream sweater on top is perfect for keeping warm while the baseball hat and sneakers act as the simple accessories that keep the look stylish. Lastly, a black leather tote will pull your look together while holding all of the day’s necessities.

I can’t wait for another semester with CollegeFashionista! Be sure to check back every month if you want to follow along my style journey. Until then, stay #RAD!