STYLE GURU BIO: Hayley Pontia

January 6th, 2016 at 2:10am

Hi everyone!! It looks like I’m back again reporting on more trends for the upcoming spring semester. I had the best time last semester picking outfits out for you all. I’m so happy with how my style has evolved, even in the short period of time, and even more excited for it to transform further!

If you don’t know me, I am currently a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Marketing. You can find me on campus snapping some pics or posing for some. This semester, I want to try to showcase more outfits that can be easily manipulated into something else. If that doesn’t make sense, I mean that I’m trying to limit the amount of clothes in my closet, only choosing the best pieces of clothing. What I’ve learned is that it is better to have good quality in clothing rather than quantity. If that means I have to re-wear the same shirt once a week, then I’m totally fine with that. It’s the layering and pairing that matters in the end and being able to produce an awesome outfit you’re comfortable in.

For this outfit, it was pretty chilly out, so I chose a very insulated parka. Underneath I wore something lighter for whenever I wasn’t outside anymore. I have a long floral dress that I wore as a top. Long T-shirts are a trend that a lot of celebrities are giving a try, so I figured I would too. Being able to make this piece of clothing work as a shirt and a dress is something that will save your closet a lot of room. Picking out outfits in the morning also becomes easier. Instead of freezing my legs off in tights, I decided to pair the shirt with black jeans. Similarly, you could pair the top with some thick leggings if you want more stretch. For my shoes, I wore black thick-heeled booties. A quick way to spice up your outfit, taking it from day to night, is to add something as simple as heels. This outfit is perfect for a date night or even just walking around campus on the weekends. Last, but not least, add some gloves and a cute hat and you’re going to look cute even when the weather is ugly.

I am so excited to share with you all some of the awesome winter and spring trends from the University of Pittsburgh campus!