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STYLE GURU BIO: Ally Scandolo

January 4th, 2016 at 2:07am

Hey there stylish friends, it’s great to be back for a third semester with CollegeFashionista! My name is Ally Scandolo and I am a third year student studying Art History at the University of Toronto.

With the New Year, brings excitement for new fashion in 2016. We have seen the runway shows and ready-to-wear collections forecasting the upcoming year, and I am very excited to document how winter fashion in the New Year comes to life!

I have been obsessed with clothes since a very young age, most likely due to my mother’s love of shopping. I have always been on a quest to forge and solidify my own personal style, but finding yourself in clothing is never a completed task. I love to switch up my genre of style based on my mood or place: check out CollegeFashionista’s WHAT TO WEAR articles for these moments. Clothing and trends keep evolving and that always changes your vision for yourself and your outfits.

From past posts, you may see my obsession at the moment with athleisure, minimalism and naturally, denim! That is no different with this outfit, but I have found myself integrating the ‘70s revival style that is popular for this fall and winter. You don’t need to dip into your savings for a new paisley top or a pair of bellbottoms to achieve a ‘70s vibe; I mixed my minimalist tendencies with some staple pieces that recall and reinvent the styles of the past.

A faux fur coat always gives off a sense of retro elegance and a Margot Tenenbaum edge, while also being a perfect staple for the colder weather. I wore my current signature pair of boots, complete with a pointed toe and strap around the ankle for added detail. The denim mini skirt has vintage buttons down the front and large pockets; it always reminds me of photos of my mother from back then. I added a fashionable leather backpack because what student doesn’t have a ton of things to carry?

I am very excited to keep showcasing the amazing fashion at the University of Toronto this winter and spring; you can trust me when I say we know how to dress for freezing temperatures. Be sure to check out my monthly posts and join CollegeFashionista for daily inspiration!