STYLE GURU BIO: Danielle Gasparro

‘Ello loves, my name is Danielle Gasparro and I’m a fashion merchandising major at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. In my junior year, I am also double minoring in public relations and women’s and gender studies. This is my second semester as a Style Guru with CollegeFashionista.  I couldn’t be more thrilled about spending my spring scouting local Fashionistas/os!

I have always found that the best way to express myself has been through my dress. Whether it be wearing awkward hair accessories as a child or rocking funky food prints as an adult, I’m the girl who likes to think outside the box. I draw a lot of my fashion inspiration from past decades and pop culture, mostly film and television. My current muses are two progressive women of the ’90s, Dana Scully from The X-Files and Elaine Benes from Seinfeld. I’m a firm believer in a closet full of colors. I also fully support building your whole outfit around the color of your lipstick.

My personal style changes on a day-to-day basis. However, it is quite rare you find me in pants. Since it is finally cool enough to start dressing for colder weather, I made an exception with this outfit. Fur, Sherpa and fleece vest are everywhere this season, and I was super stoked to get a chance to pull mine out. This Sherpa vest is from JCPenney. I paired it with an American Eagle Outfitters button-down shirt and a pair of high-waist jeans. Also from JCPenney, are my adorable, slouchy brown booties.

When I’m wearing my Sherpa vest, I feel like I’m going on a outdoor excursion. That’s why I chose the accessories I’m wearing. My watch, which I found at a boutique in Georgetown, features a world map as the face. Being from West Virginia, I grew up with loads of hunters in the area. Did you know that those same guys and girls that hunt are sometimes also making super rad jewelry as well? My necklace is actually made out of deer antlers. It was picked up at a local craft fair.

I’m looking forward to another great semester of bringing you the coolest threads in Morgantown. The mountains of West Virginia become alive during the springtime and so do the fashions!