Autumn. It’s the perfect time for crisp apple picking, for adventuring into cafés and splurging on caramel apple spice lattes. It’s a time when it is totally acceptable to throw on layers upon layers of clothing for a “I woke up like this” tousled look. And on top of this, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace your inner Fashionista and go back to basics; because embracing basics doesn’t necessarily make you one.
Meet Gianna, a 20 year old New Jersey native, currently attending the New York Institute of Technology for graphic design. Gianna’s always on the run, from juggling the everyday hassle of classes with grace to also running her own successful bakery business, GL’s Casa Panetteria. Her days are a mixture of chaos and pandemonium, yet she handles everything with a calm, cool and collected manner—the same way she styles herself.
October is that awkward middle ground when you’re not sure if it’s cold enough to go out without a coat or if you can handle the elements in just a sweater. The solution? Layers, layers and even more layers. Monochrome layering is completely undemanding and will have you out the door and into the classroom in a breeze. Gianna creates her look by combining a simple, long-sleeve black top with her favorite pair of skinny jeans, accompanied by a chic plaid scarf. Her favorite kate spade handbag holds all her essentials for the classroom, and her elegant black flats are both stylish and comfy; something that is very much needed for every Fashionista. Turn this look up by adding an edgy leather jacket and your favorite pair of sunnies. Your classes might be a little difficult, your love life might be just a tiny bit complicated and drama in your crew possibly may be exasperating, but one thing in your life that can stay a constant high? Your easy fall style.