I recently went on a trip to Italy with several students in my program. We were lucky enough to visit three cities and did everything from fulfilling our Lizzie McGuire dreams of seeing the Trevi Fountain to wearing masks at the Carnevale di Venezia. While there, there was no shortage of pasta and pizza; be sure to try truffle pasta if you ever visit. I have always envisioned visiting Italy in the summer and touring the vineyards in sunhats and dresses. Unfortunately, that was not exactly how my outfits worked while I was there. But in spite of the rain, we had a fantastic time.

Ironically, when we came back to London, it was sunny. Due to the change in weather, everyone seemed to have a spring in their step, especially this Fashionista. No longer needing a coat, she decided to rock an outfit that made a statement. She chose a pair of black and white striped pants that totally stole the show in regards to street style. Her black booties complemented the pants so perfectly. They also had a zipper on the side to give her an edgy look. Her leather satchel was a great accessory to pair with her outfit. The bag gave her a “cool” vibe. Lastly, her black T-shirt was the best way to tie the entire look together. I loved her unique style and how she tried out a fun pair of pants.

If you want to change up your look and stand out in a crowd, go for bold prints. If you balance a bold print, like a thick stripe, with a solid neutral, you will turn heads wherever you go.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Wear whatever makes you happy, comfortable and confident. Also, don’t worry about making a fashion faux pas or wearing an unpopular trend. Simply wear what makes your soul smile.”