STYLE GURU BIO: Jessica Rivera

January 5th, 2016 at 2:00am

Hello stylish people, my name is Jessica Rivera and I am currently a sophomore at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion marketing and management. I’m so eager to express my view of style on such a renowned platform like CollegeFashionista, and I’m excited to see specifically how fashion is uniting my generation on college campuses throughout the country.

My personal style has always been a little on the dark side. If you were to peek into my closet, about 75 percent of the clothes are primarily black. I’ve always felt that there was nothing more chic and timeless than an all-black outfit, and today’s trends have allowed me to constantly mix up and modernize what is viewed as a classic color palette. I view my style as modern and edgy, and I love mixing up textures, such as leather and suede, to keep things constantly evolving.

In addition to fashion, I’m very passionate about music, fashion films and writing. I think tapping into a defined source of inspiration constantly makes more than getting dressed easier; it makes living more exciting. I admire industry icons, such as Nick Knight, Alexander McQueen, Chiara Ferragni and Carine Roitfeld, and watching what they have done for fashion constantly motivates me to push myself.

The city I now reside in, Savannah, Georgia, also inspires me with its quaint charm and secluded romanticism. Having grown up outside of Miami in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I have always been exposed to a sultrier, more risque side of fashion that I’ve sort of rebelled against in my own way. When it comes to style, I believe uniqueness and confidence is what makes you look your best, and living in Savannah has allowed me to embrace this belief.

For this look, I paired a leather biker jacket with jeans, converse and a black turtleneck top. As usual, I’m wearing mostly black. I coordinated my lipstick with the logo on my sneakers because I love coordinating beauty trends with details in my outfits. I think mixing up jackets is a fun way to finish off a look for some no-fuss glam.

Once again, I’m so excited to be a part of CollegeFashionista, and I’m looking forward to a #RAD spring semester.