Walking to class when the temperature is in the single digits is something very few people want to do. This Fashionista incorporates trendy elements that also add a little extra warmth, making her look both sensible and chic. The vibrant and printed leggings would stand out in any crowd and are completely on-trend with all the printed bottoms that have been popping up everywhere. Her string of pearls, girly bracelets and tall, leather riding boots add a classic element to balance her trendy leggings and vest. This Fashionista’s look is the perfect blend of trendy, practical and classic items, and is a pleasant distraction from the bitter cold.
Name: Amanda Fiore
CollegeFashionista: How has your style evolved since you became a college student?
Amanda Fiore: It has definitely broadened because I have been exposed to different types of people, especially at Marist because of the fashion program.
CF: What are you must-have items?
AF: A good pair of tall, leather, brown riding boots, vests (denim, fur, etc.) and bracelets!
CF: What are some of your favorite designers/brands?
AF: Marc Jacobs, kate spade and J.Crew.
CF: How would you describe your style in three words?
AF: Classic, feminine and practical.
CF: Where did you get what you’re wearing?
AF: The leggings are from Urban Outfitters, the boots are Franco Sarto, the pearl necklace is from J.Crew, the fur vest and cotton shirt are from Forever 21 and the bracelets are Forever 21 and Alex and Ani.
How To: Begin your look with a pair of printed leggings, there are countless options available so one pair is bound to catch your eye. Then put on a long-sleeved top, anything from a blouse to a V-neck would be appropriate, and this is where you can adjust the outfit to the weather where you live. Then of course, layer a faux fur vest over your long-sleeved top, which provides both warmth and style. Jewelry always helps to tie together an outfit, so don’t forget to add some bling to your arm.