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STYLE GURU BIO: Ali DiNardo

STYLE GURU BIO: Ali DiNardo

Hi there! My name is Alexandra DiNardo, but you can call me Ali! I was originally born in Edison, New Jersey but have grown up my whole life in Charlotte, North Carolina. As much as I love the blue sky and open air—and believe me I do, New York City was calling my name and I had to go! I am currently finishing my sophomore year at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Living in New York is a dream come true for me. I’ve loved the city ever since I was a little girl! There are so many things to do between great food, the parks, the night life, and FIT!

My style is really a combination of a bunch of different things. I’m first and foremost a heels girl… you can never go wrong with a great pair! But, of course I love sneakers, laid-back looks, and really edgy styles. I usually just pick an outfit based on what mood I’m in that day! That being said, the best part of New York City is for sure the fashion. In the city you see so many amazing outfits, fashion models, and inspirational ideas! I have been inspired so much that I am actually in the process of creating my own clothing line!

For this look, I was inspired by the classic colors of black and white. They go with anything and can be worn by anyone! I found the jumpsuit at a thrift shop called Buffalo Exchange for $15! It was such a great deal. The open back and high neckline give it such an edgy look that I love. I accessorized this with a thick black choker and white handbag, which has black detailing to perfectly match the jumpsuit. For shoes, I went with a classic pointed toe black bootie! Heels can really help when wearing a jumpsuit because it accentuates the leg, especially for a short girl like me!