STYLE GURU BIO: Joanna Del Priore

Hello again, Fashionistas and Fashionistos! I hope everyone enjoyed their fall semesters. Whether you’ve ended three weeks ago or three days before Christmas (like me!) you can say that the end of the term quickly approached us.

I am ecstatic and so grateful to be returning as a Style Guru for the spring. This is my second semester writing for CollegeFashionista. I am having a wonderful experience so far and highly encourage those who maybe thinking of becoming a Style Guru to do so.   My name is Joanna Del Priore. I am nineteen years old and a proud New York City native. Living in NYC since birth, I developed a love and attachment to Manhattan. When I would visit the city as a child, I was simply fascinated by the exciting and thrilling atmosphere. There always seemed to be something do or see. I loved admiring the architecture and shopping in the iconic stores, I loved visiting the famous attractions but most importantly, I loved observing the street style. Of course, I still love doing all of these things but now, I get to do them daily.

I am currently a sophomore majoring in fashion merchandising management with a Mathematics minor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Although I have been here for quite some time, I still consider FIT to be my dream school. I am very creative and analytical, therefore I desire a career where I can combine and value both of these skills. At FIT, I am an active member of the Merchandising Society and devoted Style Shop employee. Outside of FIT, I work at Gap Kids and babyGap and intern at Talbots in their Product Development office. It will be a very busy semester, but I am looking forward to it!

My fashion sense is always changing. As mentioned, I am always inspired by the fashion I see in New York City and often incorporate those looks into my own style. However, I can assure you that I am always wearing something sparkly. I love glitter. My closet is full of pieces that are sequined or heavily embellished, just like this pair of jeans. Since these jeans are definitely a statement piece, I wanted to keep the rest of my outfit simple with neutral colors. A black cable knit sweater and gray faux fur vest keep me warm during the cold months and allow me to express my unique style without going overboard. I decided to pair this outfit with black over-the-knee boots, a fun beanie, and this blue and black ocelot-print Coach bag that also makes a statement, but complements my look as a whole.

I am so excited to be writing for CollegeFashionista again. Be on the lookout for my articles that will be published around the beginning of each month. Until then, stay warm and enjoy the month off!