Style Guru Bio: Maura Brannigan

Hi, Fashionistas! My name is Maura and I’ve lived my whole life in Chicago, where I’m now studying Journalism at Northwestern University. Last fall, I ventured out of my Midwestern comfort zone and spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland's capital city, where I documented local styles, trends and fashions. Writing for CollegeFashionista helped me assimilate into a culture I knew very little about, and made my abroad experience that much richer.

I may have been born and raised in the Midwest (where cornfields are abundant if you venture out far enough), but I’ve come to realize that Chicago truly is a fashion force to be reckoned with. While the glossy pages of Manhattan-based Vogue, Vanity Fair and Elle certainly serve as my inspiration for many a shopping trip, it is the local flavor – and the constantly changing weather – that keep me on my OPI-painted toes. Whether it’s sporting a nautical-inspired sundress and sandals or riding boots and a pea coat, there’s an opportunity for every outfit here in the Windy City.

A friend once described my sense of style as “preppy chic” (I do tend to have an extremely cardigan, pearl and headband-heavy wardrobe…), but I’ll do my best to bring you the best of my city!

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