STYLE GURU BIO: Alexis Albensi

May 29th, 2015 at 2:00am

Hi Fashionistas/os! My name is Alexis and I will be a junior at the University of Pittsburgh this fall. I am majoring in Marketing and Business Information Systems. To keep up with my interest in fashion I became a member of my university’s Fashion Business Association, and now I have the exciting opportunity to be a Style Guru!

I have always loved being creative. I joined art clubs at a young age and enrolled in as many art classes as I could in high school. Soon enough, I started to get into being creative with my makeup and outfits as well. I would get inspiration from Instagram, magazines or from people I would see out in public. Sometimes I would be sitting in class and think of a cute outfit idea and type it down in my notes so I would remember to try it on later that day. I became obsessed with shopping and the hardest part about living in a small apartment at college is that I can only bring about a third of my closet with me.

I would say my favorite part of the day is waking up in the morning to pick out my outfit and put on makeup. I always put effort into my makeup and outfits because I find it really fun, even if I’m doing it at 7:00 a.m. with five hours of sleep. One thing I’m obsessed with is lipstick and sometimes I will choose an outfit based on a lipstick color that I’ve recently bought. On days when I’m working at an office the only time I get to be creative is the hour I spend getting ready in the morning, so I put it to good use!

Overall, I wouldn’t say that I have a specific style. I like to wear whatever I feel like and it could be super feminine or very laid back with a pair of Nikes. My three staple pieces include a watch, “enjoy the journey” bracelet and the perfect pair of sunglasses. While spending my summer as a Style Guru I hope to capture the latest fashion trends around Pittsburgh. Hopefully my posts will inspire others to expand their style and get new outfit ideas. I will make a new post every Friday, so make sure to check them out!