STYLE GURU BIO: Danielle Thoma

January 5th, 2016 at 2:00am

Dear fellow Fashionistas/os, my name is Danielle Thoma and I am currently a junior at the University of Vermont studying English and advertising, and writing as a Style Guru on the side. Last semester, CollegeFashionista provided me the fabulous opportunity to combine my two passions, fashion and writing, while showcasing the wildly original style seen across UVM’s scenic campus, sandwiched between the stunning lake and mountains. As sad as I am to leave my second home in Burlington, I am beyond excited to share the eccentric, European campus style during my time abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

In order to prepare for my departure next month to the fashionably modern, sleek and chic city, I plan to pack easy pieces that I can mix and match for space in the suitcase and an effortless look. Photographed in my small hometown at the “Jersey Shore,” I styled a sample outfit wearable abroad in Barcelona or any other city/campus of highly regarded style. Focusing on a black base characterized with rich colors, I threw on an embroidered Free People thermal, tucked into a light-wash, denim skirt for an inspired ’70s look. To convey a casual and care-free feel to the ensemble, I sported a quilted leather bootie, ditching the heal and keeping comfort in mind for pain-free travel (fashionable yet functional). As usual, I rarely leave the house without a hat, the perfect accessory for wandering and exploring Europe. The key to a versatile wardrobe? Stick with neutral colors with special detail, that way you can still swap both tops and bottoms without getting bored with simple basics.

Be sure to stay tuned for the latest trends and styles live from my suitcase and the streets of Barcelona!