While Madison definitely has style, it’s not everyday you see someone gallivanting around town in gold pants. The second I spotted this Fashionista, I knew she was a serious style maven. Her ensemble is a clear giveaway, but her intelligent and witty answers to my prying questions prove it.
Name: Allegra Dimperio
CollegeFashionista: I love how you made gold pants work in a casual way for day. What other ways do you style these pants for different occasions?
Allegra Dimperio: I bought them to wear on New Year's so they can definitely be dressed up! I'll wear them with a black drapey tank, a gold studded bracelet and stiletto booties that night, but I really like the idea of them with a cream lace top and blazer or thinner slouchy sweater.
CF: What are your wardrobe staples?
AD: Dark skinnies and rag & bone Newbury booties. They're basically the building blocks of my favorite outfits, and they'll never go out of style.
CF: Who or what inspires your style?
AD: I would say that my style is inspired by hedonism in the sense that I wear what feels good, regardless of the consequences. That plays out both in the tactile sense – I'm obsessed with silk and cashmere – and mentally, where I wear things I feel confident in. Sometimes I'll wear a vintage cheetah coat, sometimes a red silk maxi skirt, sometimes just skinnies and a pocket tee, but whatever it is I'm wearing it because it feels right.
CF: What's your best tip for staying stylish in college?
AD: Not letting the fact that it is college define your style. There is no “college uniform” and just because all of your classmates are wearing sweats doesn't mean you have to. Not looking the same as everyone else isn't an inherently bad thing, and I think understanding that is the most important step in developing your own style.
CF: If you had unlimited funds to buy one extravagant, fashion-related thing, what would it be?
AD: A Burberry Prorsum leather jacket, without a doubt.
How To: Give your blue jeans a break, and pair your favorite classic sweater and boots with some serious statement pants. This Fashionista proves that metallic is fabulous, but printed or sequined would look super cool too.