STYLE GURU BIO: Kayla Torter

Hi everyone! My name is Kayla and I am a sophomore fashion design student at Marist College. I am super excited to be back interning for CollegeFashionista for the fall semester. Fall is most definitely my favorite season to dress for because the cool weather allows for layering and fun accessorizing such as jackets, scarves, hats and adorable boots. But for the time being, the weather is still a little bit too warm for these particular accessories. In this look, however, I will show you how to layer with a weather appropriate accessory- jewelry.

In order to make jewelry the focal point of your look, it is a good idea to wear a solid color. Here I wore a solid black top paired with black shorts. Instead of choosing solid black shorts, I opted to go with a pair that included some intricate, yet not overpowering cut out detailing. Keeping this solid base is important because it will not take the spotlight away from the focal point- the jewelry.

Since I love layering articles of clothing in the fall, I figured that layering jewelry would be a fun thing to try out in the summer months! In this outfit I chose to wear a black chocker with a wishbone charm (very on trend right now) and a three-tiered gold necklace. Layering necklaces like this can take any simple outfit and turn it into something much more interesting and eye-catching. When it comes to shoes, I chose to wear a black pair of sparkled sandals. I recommend wearing the same color shoes as your top and bottom that way the shoes will not make more of a statement than your necklaces!

This is my second year interning for CollegeFashionista and I could not be happier with my overall experience this past year. I absolutely loved both photographing and writing about the fashion trends on my campus. Luckily, Marist is a very well dressed community, therefore my classmates made it fairly easy for me to find a perfect Fashionista to write about. I am very thankful for this opportunity to be a Style Guru and I hope you guys enjoy the articles that I will compose this year!