STYLE GURU BIO: Isabelle Costandi

September 2nd, 2015 at 2:00am

Hello again! My name is Isabelle Costandi and I am a senior at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I have an Associates in Fashion Merchandising and am working on my Bachelors in Advertising and Marketing Communications with a minor in French. For the past three years, I have lived in New York for school, but I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.

This is my second semester writing for CollegeFashionista and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue into this next semester. Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I can’t wait to scout all the wonderful styles that Fashion Institute of Technology has to offer.

While the summer weather still hasn’t completely left us, I am more than ready for the fall. Muted colors, oversized sweaters, fun tights and boots are some of my favorite wardrobe pieces. Even now, though the days may be unbearably hot, the evenings are beginning to cool down and it is time to start wearing more transitional pieces.

I have always loved fall for all its fashion potential. There are so many different styles and almost all of it is comfortable. As someone who lives and goes to school in the city where I am constantly on the move, comfort is very important.

My fall style tends to be a lot more loose and cozy than spring or summer. Pointed flats, ankle boots, a comfortable dress and a cute jacket are staples of my wardrobe and layering is incredibly important. Pieces that can be easily added and removed are perfect for those days that have varying temperatures.

Fashion is very personal. Our style is a visual representation not only of our personalities, but of what we aspire to be and value. I can trace the way I dress back to family members and friends I am close to, films with actresses I look up to and all my traveling experiences I have done throughout my life so far.

With this in mind I look forward to sharing the amazing style on my campus and hopefully helping others discover their style potential. Here’s to a great fall semester!