STYLE GURU BIO: Alexa Mingone

Hey guys! I’m Alexa Mingone. I am a junior at Fordham University and am majoring in Communications and Media Studies. I am so excited to be back for another semester as a CollegeFashionista Style Guru.

When I finally received my golden ticket to my dream school, I decided that I needed a wardrobe that would reflect my personality. I am very into fitness and am constantly in the gym, but I decided that it was time I stopped sporting my sweats-and-sneakers look past my morning workout. I adopted what I would refer to as a classic style, but with my own twist. I like to keep my style simple, but far from boring. I have always been extremely organized. Since I was in middle school, my closet has been completely ordered by color down to the last sock. I wanted my style to always be presented as put together. I also wanted a look that would reflect that I am a country girl at heart who is from a rural area but that I am still more than capable of standing out in New York City’s sea of styles.

With Fordham’s angelic campus as my backdrop, I began experimenting with different trends. I found that some of my favorite looks involved less shocking statement pieces and more mature ensembles that I knew I would love forever. Some of my favorite pieces include my rich chocolate cowboy boots, two-toned jewelry and neutrals that can be made exciting with the right accessories. I am constantly shopping to feed my ever-evolving wardrobe and have found that I am a firm believer in the idea that a girl can never own too many jackets. They are the perfect addition to any outfit and can even transform a simple jeans and T-shirt combination. You will almost always find me in leather, whether it be a great pair of chocolate boots, stripy chestnut sandals or a chic jacket. I also love denim in any form, and truly believe that there is no “new black.”

My goal with my personal style is to evolve and change it as time goes on, but never have to look back on old photos in horror. I take risks with my look, but I try to do so in a way that I think will be classy and never goes out of style. I am constantly finding inspiration throughout Fordham’s campus for ways to keep my look fresh and up to date, in a way that reflects myself.  Look out for my posts on the first of every month to see some of the Fordham fashion that keeps me inspired.