Hello CollegeFashionista readers! My name is Shelby Stivale and I’m a sophomore at Indiana University Bloomington. I’m studying Journalism, concentrating in magazine with a minor in Apparel Merchandising. Originally, I’m from New Jersey, but couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to study at an amazing journalism school and that’s how my journey to the Midwest began. With one year at IU under my belt, I think it’s safe to say that I made the right decision and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.
For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with fashion. I read every magazine that I can get my hands on and have big dreams of becoming editor-in-chief of a major fashion magazine. I like to refer to myself as an “amateur blogger” because I just started my own blog called Shelby’s World. I’m so excited to be able to start my career writing on CollegeFashionista as a Style Guru—I’m so grateful for this incredible opportunity.
My style goes anywhere from girly to grunge (think Ashley Benson meets Elle Fanning), and I wear a lot of dark colors. I like to combat the dark hues of my outfit with a pop of color on my lips. I usually wear a bright lipstick with a flannel and a graphic T-shirt. I like to express myself through my shoes, so they’re a big part of my wardrobe. My favorite pair that I own are Steve Madden combat boots. I love them so much that I own them in two colors! I live by the motto that no outfit is complete without the perfect jacket or sunglasses.
When I’m not shopping, I can usually be found reading a celebrity gossip blog, tweeting or watching Netflix.
I look forward to writing for CollegeFashionista, seeing what all the other Style Gurus have to say and having an amazing summer!