STYLE GURU BIO: Ariana Sneed

Hello Fashionistas/os! My name is Ariana Sneed, I am a graduate from Genesee Community College with my Associate degree in fashion merchandising and management. This fall I will be starting to earn my Bachelor’s degree in fashion marketing and internal trades within the fashion industries at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

I enjoy “decade styling,” which means planning or styling an ensemble around a time period or era. I generally have a very minimalist style that usually revolves around solid neutrals (excluding navy) with a splash of individuality. Overall, I make the style all my own and a reflection of myself. For instance, in my outfit, I wore a metallic maxi dress from American Apparel and paired it with some black sandals.

I am a firm believer in style being the greatest form of self expression. Like the exquisite Iris Apfel said, “Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self expression, and above all attitude.” Karl Lagerfeld also has inspirational words: “A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul.” Finally, Tom Ford says it best: “Dressing well is a form of good manners.” These quotes help me keep validated and remind me to seize every style opportunity and making my everyday style a style that will lead into a lifetime of style moments, and to push the envelope one outfit at a time.

I am extremely thankful and excited to start this summer semester with CollegeFashionista. Also, please check out my social media platforms.