Hello Fashionista/os!

My name is Shauna Ryan; I am a junior at SUNY Oneonta involved in the 3+1 program with the Fashion Institute of Technology. I have grown to realize I have made the right decision in studying fashion merchandising. I could not imagine studying anything else and I look forward to finishing out my studies and exploring new paths on my journey. This will be my first semester contributing to the CollegeFashionista world and I couldn’t be more excited to capture some great summer looks from around the Saratoga Springs area.

While at school, I am involved in the Student Fashion Society holding an E-board position as set designer. In addition to fashion, another hobby of mine is music. To stay involved with music I am also a member of the Drag’n Rolls Drumline at SUNY Oneonta.

In addition to fashion and music, I also naturally enjoy shopping and discovering new ways to do hair and makeup. I love any opportunity I get to do hair and makeup for friends and family. Whether it’s for a date, a fancy dinner or even prom, I’m your girl. I love seeing the moment a person’s face brightens with a huge smile when they see my work. I have a knack for bringing out the confidence and inner beauty in those that I work with. This summer, when I am not looking for Fashionista/os to photograph, I will be working as an ice cream girl and hanging with my family, dogs and friends. (And probably practicing new hairstyles!)

As far as my style goes, I have always had a hard time putting a label on it. What I wear definitely depends on my mood, and I have pieces that could be from numerous style categories. I range from sporty to grunge to preppy to boho. I’m not confined to one particular style. However, I would have to say boho-chic catches my eye the most.

What I chose to show off in this post is a matching skirt and bandage top. Matching sets have been showing up a lot more lately and I couldn’t be happier. Matching sets and monochromatic outfits look well put together at the snap of your fingers. Who doesn’t love looking great with minimal effort? These Anne Michelle lace-up heels are comfortable yet cute and dress up the outfit just a bit more. This small Liz Claiborne side bag is great to take out in the summer. When going out it is nice to have a small bag filled with essentials to tackle whatever your day’s adventure throws your way!

I am really looking forward to capturing the looks of great Fashionistas/os and their fun summer styles, and working with all the wonderful people associated with CollegeFashionista.