Fashionista Spotlight

It was a beautiful day here at Hofstra University when I spotted this Fashionista because of her bubbly outfit and friendly personality. She always dresses appropriately for classes but knows exactly how to do it correctly. For class you can add a cute blazer to any outfit to make it look professional. You can take it off and the whole outfit turns in to something new.

Name: Juliana Balabusta

Major: Philosophy

Year: Freshman

CollegeFashionista: What spring trend are you most looking forward to?

Juliana Balabusta: The trend I am looking forward to are maxi dresses. I wear maxi dresses everywhere: to work, to school, to the beach. I love how you can dress up or dress down maxi dresses. You can wear them with a cardigan or even with a blazer.

CF: Who is your celebrity style BFF?

JB: Selena Gomez is my celebrity style BFF. I love how she can be boho one day and girly and flirty another day. I always try to mimic her style by investing in key pieces that she owns. I always look to her for go-to inspiration whenever I need help getting an outfit together.

CF: How would you describe your personal style?

JB: Honestly, my style changes all the time! If I want to feel edgy, I’ll wear leggings with a loose skull tank top and a beanie. Overall, my style is girly and flirty. I love wearing floral prints and bright colors. I love feeling comfortable but also stylish in my outfits. My philosophy is that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for fashion!

CF: What are some closet must-haves?
JB: The must-haves in my closet are skater skirts, flare jeans, blazers and Keds. I use at least one piece everyday. These pieces can be used to dress down or dress up an outfit. Reusable pieces like these are must-haves in my closet.
How To: This Fashionista is all about finding good deals. One of her favorite stores is Papaya where you can find many floral tops like the one she is wearing. To get her exact blazer, head over to Forever 21. As for her flare jeans, American Eagle Outfitters has really cute Artist jeans for great prices. This Fashionista is a huge Taylor Swift fan so her Keds are one of Taylor’s picks on the Keds’ website. To add a little jewelry, this Fashionista wore her favorite Alex and Ani bracelets. These bracelets are so fun because you can pick out ones that define who you are.


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