FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Alex Venuto

Fashionista Spotlight

On a chilly and misty New England morning, this Fashionista brightened up the gloomy air with a stylish, colorful outfit. Using layers, accessories and color, this Fashionista created a cozy, chic look. A pair of dark wash jeans and neutral flats, with a fantastic hint of sparkle, serves as the base for the rest of the look. Soft browns, rich ambers and jewel-like greens serve as the fantastic color patterns for the rest of the outfit. This Fashionista’s mustard yellow crochet sweater was visually and texturally stunning. Such a piece is perfect for any fall wardrobe to mix and match with a variety of accessories. This Fashionista chose to pair this bold sweater with a printed scarf. The similarly light fabric of the scarf fits the effortless feel of the outfit. This Fashionista has created a replica-worthy look using classic pieces with trendy twists.

Name: Alex Venuto

Major: English

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?

Alex Venuto: I think my personal style is one that mixes classic pieces with risky, high fashion choices. I definitely have an affinity for a variety of styles, from elegant prep to easy boho. My wardrobe basically revolves around my love for shoes as well as statement jewelry.

CF: Who are your fashion influences?

AV: I like to look at catalogs to see how they are putting pieces together. My sister also has a creative edge so I look to her for advice and suggestions.

CF: What are your current favorite trends?

AV: I love statement pieces that add a pop of color, as well as animal print.

CF: What is a staple piece in your wardrobe?

AV: My dark jeans are really the center of my wardrobe, especially entering a chillier time of year. They are perfect for class and going out.

CF: What are your favorite stores to shop in?

AV: I love Free People, National Jean Co. and Nordstrom — particularly the shoe section!

How To: To achieve this Fashionista’s trendy fall look start with fun flats and classic jeans, then add a pop of color with an oversized sweater and flowy scarf.

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