STYLE GURU BIO: Shannon Butwill

Hey CollegeFashionista readers! My name is Shannon and I’m a senior at Michigan State University. I’m studying Creative Advertising, but I also love fashion and I love to write. Apart from these wonderful things, I love family, friends, coffee, social media and Chandler Bing. I want to travel the world and create my own online platform where I can collaborate with people who love the same things as I do. Basically, I wish I invented CollegeFashionista and Refinery29.

This is my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista, and I’m so excited about it! I love all the style inspiration, and can’t wait to improve my writing and photography skills. When it comes to getting myself dressed in the morning, I style stalk Gigi Hadid or search Pinterest for outfit ideas. I’m a sucker for simple topsdainty jewelry and a great pair of jeans. That way, I can have some fun with my choice of shoes, jacket or handbag.

My look above features a mix of feminine and edgy pieces. I love the girlfriend jean trend—comfy and roomy while still being able to enhance your figure. My girlfriend jeans are from Express. Express has tons of different styles and colors, and they always go on sale. My top is more feminine with a crisscrossed detail on the back. Subtle, fun details like that are what I look for whenever I go shopping. As for my jewelry, I haven’t taken my rings off in years, but if you’re not down for that kind of commitment, Brandy Melville has some stackable ring sets that you can switch up from time to time. I topped (bottomed?) off my outfit with Michael Kors snakeskin ankle strap flats, which are comfy and cute and bring the look together. Throw your favorite backpack over your shoulder, and you’re ready for class.

I can’t wait to share more style inspiration throughout this semester. Stay tuned and stay #RAD!