Last weekend I came back to Florida to visit my parents, and I was very excited to see the wide color palette Florida girls wear! I was almost getting used to seeing the monochromatic array of clothes in New York, with the occasional pop of neon or prints. I have to say, in Florida you’ll be lucky to see anyone wearing black! Today’s Fashionista gives us the perfect example of how to break out from the typical black and white stripes, to a modern neutral vs. bright stripes print. She is wearing stripes in unconventional colors, with denim and the perfect coral bag, what’s not to love?! Learn more about today’s Fashionista below:
Name: Gabriella Guerra Canal
College Fashionista: How would you describe your style?
Gabriella Guerra: I really like classic and feminine silhouettes with a pop of color. I love color blocking and wearing neutrals with bright colors.
CF: What/who inspires your style?
GG: I get inspired by the people around me. If I see someone wearing an outfit that I like, I’ll try to recreate it and adjust it to my own personal style.
CF: Where do you normally shop?
GG: I like to shop at Forever 21, because it is a store that follows current trends while still being affordable for a college budget.
CF: What is your favorite trend at the moment?
GG: My favorite all-time trend is the striped print. Sundresses are perfect for Florida, which is why I was so happy to find this striped one.
CF: What’s your favorite season for fashion? Why?
GG: My favorite season for fashion is fall because I can wear boots and scarves. Boots are my favorite, and I love adding an accent to any look with a scarf.
How To: Follow Gaby’s modern take on stripes by wearing a sundress in a colored striped print, with a denim jacket or a lightweight blazer over it. Classy strappy sandals are perfect for this look, because they’ll never overpower the stripes. Find a satchel matching any of the colors of your striped print, to add an unexpected pop of color. Be bold and step out of your comfort zone with a print other than black and white, after all, it is summer and it’s the perfect time of the year to experiment with color!