STYLE GURU BIO: Hannah Sandfeld

Some people call me Han, others call me Hanny, but you can call me Hannah. My name is Hannah Sandfeld and I am a junior at the University of Missouri in Columbia. I’m from Orange County, California and I am your typically beach lovin’ Cali girl. Sometimes I think I actually am a mermaid. I am currently studying broadcast journalism and aspiring to be the next Giuliana Rancic. Who wouldn’t want to wear lavish gowns and interview hot celebs as their career? I would sacrifice never being able to wear red bottom Christian Louboutins for that job!

When I was growing up I always knew I had an intense love fashion. I would walk into the hair salon with my mom and while I waited for her hair color to process I flipped through endless fashion magazines. I loved the way that they smelled, like freshly printed ink that was once in the hands of an editor who most likely worked their whole lives to get that job. I would take pictures of outfits I thought were cool on my mom’s old flip phone, and regardless of the amount of paper cuts I received I was utterly and completely fascinated.

To me, fashion is not just the clothes you put on every morning or that awful feeling when you have nothing in your closet to wear. Fashion, to me, is that rush you get when you know you are rockin’ that outfit you have been planning for weeks, or that feeling of envy when you spot someone wearing the cutest outfit you’ve ever seen and you know you are going to try to copy it later.

The best part of being in college is that it is the time to express yourself and try new things. Everyday I try to play around with what I wear and see what works and what doesn’t, and when it doesn’t work my friends and sorority sisters are quick to tell me!

I would describe my style as a mix between boho and edgy! I like to layer necklaces and wear loose-fitted tunics, but I also love the occasional choker or booties. On campus you can find me in a simple dress, sandals and a few necklaces, but when I go home to California I am a total beach girl. I would say my style is free spirited when I am in California; I wear a lot of distressed shorts, loose fitting tank tops and my first shoe of choice-Birkenstocks. I am currently obsessed with button-up jean skirts and those soft, lace bralettes that give you an excuse not to wear a bra. My go-to outfit would be a patterned, flowy top paired with ripped jeans, booties and layers of necklaces

I am thrilled to get to spend this semester as a Style Guru and play around with fashion with you all!


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