STYLE GURU BIO: Liad Stearns

Hey Fashionistas! I can’t wait to begin my fourth semester writing for CollegeFashionista! When looking back on previous years, it’s exciting to see how my style has changed with the help of my fellow Fashionistas along with seeing various styles from around the world. Specifically, this summer I got a taste of European fashion as I spent the summer semester taking classes in Copenhagen, Denmark.

From my time there, I have been inspired by both the simplicity and comfort of Danish style. More frequently than not, Danish women are casually dressed in a pair of black pants or a skirt, a fitted black turtleneck and an A-line or bomber jacket. They have beat our current sneaker trend as most people combine their business casual uniform with both casual and functional footwear–tennis shoes. The practicality of tennis shoes is essential for their lifestyle because in Copenhagen, 50 percent of all citizens commute to work by bike on a regular basis. Overall, there are more bikes than civilians.

From this experience, I have found myself reigning in the funky and bohemian sides of my personal style and have been incorporating more fitted and structured clothing. While I previously wore a patterned shift dress on a very regular basis, I’m now finding a place for shorts, pants and fitted tops in my everyday clothing cycle.

As seen in this look, I have finally learned that less can be more when it comes to fashion. Here, I paired a fitted white t-shirt with a black jumper that cinches at the waist. I then chose to keep my accessories to a minimum in order to let the pieces stand for themselves.

I’m looking forward to sharing some of my own style along with the styles of other Fashionistas on campus with all of you this semester.