STYLE GURU BIO: Tess Kornfeld

Style Advice of the Week

Hi there! My name is Tess Kornfeld, and I am very excited to return this spring as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista! I am a junior at Syracuse University with a major in Magazine Journalism and a minor in Art History.

This fall I spent my semester in Florence, studying art, eating a lot of pasta and most importantly soaking in all of the wonderful fashion Italy has to offer.

My love of fashion stems from my love for magazines. When I started reading fashion magazines in middle school, I could not help but fall in love with the glossy fashion spreads. My favorite part of magazines is how they feature runway trends in a doable and wearable way. As a result, magazines inspired me to have a sense of style instead of looking like everyone else in my small, rural hometown.

Packing my life into two suitcases to spend three months abroad forced me to really think about my sense of style. No longer did I have the endless options I was used to. I came to appreciate the simpleness that a basic white tee brings to an outfit. Instead of viewing a white T-Shirt with jeans as a boring combination, I thought of it as a blank canvas that could be brought to life with colorful accessories.

Each season I tend to make an outfit my own by accessorizing with the latest trends. Although it is fairly stereotypical, I tend to wear black during the winter months. However, I try to pair different black materials together. An example of a typical outfit of mine is cotton leggings with leather detailing and a mohair sweater. I try to brighten a gloomy day with a colored nail polish or lipstick. This winter the item that I am coveting is a bohemian floppy hat.

Although I had the time of my life this past fall semester capturing street style in Florence, I can’t wait to get back to Syracuse. This spring I will be giving you the STYLE ADVICE OF WEEK each week. Stay posted!

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