STYLE GURU BIO: Eliza Lavine

January 5th, 2015 at 2:10am

Hey there Fashionista/os! My name is Eliza and I am a sophomore studying Interior Architecture and Design at George Washington University in D.C. I’m so excited to be writing for CollegeFashionista for my fourth semester this spring.

Even though most New Year’s resolutions don’t last past February (or so I’ve heard), setting goals can be a fun way to change up your routine and break some bad habits. This year, one of my resolutions is to learn how to manage my time better. I’m a very organized person. I make lists everyday of things I need to do, organize my closet by color, religiously use a planner and organize my apps on my iPhone in different folders. Despite my borderline-obsessive organizational tendencies, I just can’t seem to manage my time in an efficient way that allows me to go to bed at a reasonable hour. Even if that means waking up early in the morning to get some work done, I think I’d prefer that to staying up super late at night.

This spring I am looking forward to seeing what trends will be popular around GW. Will girly sundresses be the thing to wear? Will people continue to wear their dark colors past winter into spring? Maybe overalls will make a comeback. Who knows! I’m hoping for some edgier styles to come up this season. As Miranda Priestly brilliantly states in The Devil Wears Prada, “Florals, for spring? Groundbreaking.” My outfit is a little bit edgier than my usual style, but also includes some girlier pieces to keep the look true to my personal style. I am wearing my All Saints leather vest over a preppy white button-down from Ralph Lauren. My silk Alexander McQueen scarf has sculls and flowers on it; I think it’s the perfect mix of edgy and girly. I stole the Givenchy bag from my mom because I think it’s amazing and I am obsessed with it. Thanks, mom! I also have on some of my wardrobe staples: J.Crew Pixie Pants, Tory Burch flats and my usual bracelet/watch combination.

Let’s switch it up this year Fashionista/os. Try a new trend or style that you wouldn’t usually go for and step out of your fashion comfort zone.