My name is Jessica Tucker and I am very excited to join the CollegeFashionista team for the first time as a Style Guru. I am a fourth year student at the Memorial University of Newfoundland where I am completing a Communications major and a Psychology minor. As part of my curriculum I am currently taking part in a field school in northern Italy for a month before heading back to Canada in June. I feel very fortunate to be studying in this amazing country. The place where I am staying in is a revamped former monastery that is over 800-years-old! While attempting to take in all of the beautiful surroundings and their history, I have been drinking espressos, people watching in the piazza, eating all of the Italian food I can, photographing lots of beautiful vineyard scenery and waking up to hear the town bells ringing.
For my personal style, I tend to gravitate towards classic pieces. This is especially true right now as I am limited to a one suitcase wardrobe for a month. I rely on articles of clothing that can be revamped to be worn in several ways, such as skinny or boyfriend jeans, tailored shorts and cute dresses that can be worn with tights when the temperatures drop! As there is an outdoor living culture here, I depend on layers in the form of patterned scarves and classic blazers to keep me warm as the nights can become quite cool. A pair of ankle strap sandal heels have been an asset in tying together almost any outfit, while a statement necklace has been a steadfast option to give every ensemble a completely different look. As it has rained frequently here since my arrival, my most utilized accessory has actually been an umbrella. I also love to wear dainty knuckle rings and small, chic bags.
I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase my stylish classmates while studying here in Italy and students on campus in St. John upon my return. Best wishes that you all have a wonderful summer semester. Make sure to check back to read more about my Italian adventures with my ACCESSORIES REPORT posts every Friday.