Orson Welles, a famous director and actor of the late ’30s, stated, “Create your own visual style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” One must look for sources of inspiration to fuel that desire to be unique and feel comfortable in their own style. Personally, I have various fountains of inspirations that range from the French mod ’70s style to a heavier fall palette that stems from nature. My name is Adriana Sánchez, and I am debuting as a newcomer Style Guru. I am a rising junior studying architecture with a minor in art history at the University of Notre Dame. This coming fall I will be packing my bags and moving to Rome, the eternal city, for a whole year as part of my classical architecture studies. So I am basically lavishing in European fashion and art through my screen until I can live it in a few moths. Right now, summer poses a time for beach style and festival looks. Here comes the sun!
I love painting and photography; one of my hobbies is trying to stuff my brain with weird art related facts that no one knows (or really cares about), but I tell them anyway. Naturally, anything to do with coordinating a composition and setting up a certain visual experience fascinates me. Art, literature and music inspire my style every day and they make the perfect trifecta.
Recently, my style has changed quite a bit. I still hold onto classic pieces and vintage attire, but the trends that Balmain has set out or the powerful woman Armani embodies has given me a certain edge. Although not a preferred celebrity of mine, Kim Kardashian’s neutral colors, tight fits and modern cuts have been my inspiration. That is where my heart lies right now with the trends.
In this look, I decided to go for my favorite colors to wear which are black and a beautiful tan color. The weather enabled me to grab these Steve Madden sandals with beautiful detail. I love this crop top from Zara because the cutouts are subtle and understated and the main focus is the off-the-shoulder look. I paired the fitted top with a bell skirt to counteract the structure. It does have a European touch of its past in the button detail. To continue this theme, I paired the whole outfit with a necklace from a local boutique that resembles Roman artifacts that remind me of the Roman Forum. It gives me motivation for next academic year.
Make sure to follow my posts all summer long! Let’s make it RAD!