STYLE GURU BIO: Rachel Bimonte

Hey Fashionistas! Who’s ready for another great semester?

I am kicking off this semester with an outfit full of neutrals—can you think of anything better than that? This semester, starting in January, you will be seeing my posts from all the way across the globe in Florence, Italy! I am so excited to be able to capture some European fashion so that all of my readers can get a taste of what I will be seeing daily.

For this post I featured one of the best jackets from my wardrobe. In my opinion, this jacket is such a staple for every young woman to have in her closet. It is a neutral, lined jacket that is perfect for fall or spring and even now, the beginning of winter. It is a chic light jacket that looks high class but was purchased at a reasonable price.

I paired my favorite jacket with a sweater from my mom’s wardrobe, shout out to mom for this one! It is a beige and gray colored sweater that is stitched with some silver as well. It goes great with a pair of semi-high-waisted gray jeans tucked in for that polished, refined look that goes from day to night.

Because it was chilly out, I threw on a winter scarf. However, the outfit would have been great without the scarf too. To top it off, I wore my favorite fringe booties that are beige, as well. For accessories I kept it simple as usual with my lovely Michael Kors watch and silver and black accents in the bracelets and rings.

My makeup stayed natural–I did a light pink lip, bronze eye and swipes of my trusty mascara.

Want to get this look or something like it? Don’t be afraid to mix-and-match neutrals like nude and gray or black and tan or even brown and white. It can be suprising to see which colors pair nicely with each other. A great tip is to look for inspiration in patterned shirts that mix neutrals already and then base the rest of your outfit off of that. If you want to make this look more causal, un-tuck the shirt and wear a pair of low-heeled black booties. If you want to make this look a GNO, trade out the beige jacket for a black moto jacket and you are on your way to a great night.

I am so excited to participate in another semester with my readers at CollegeFashionista. I’ll see you guys in Florence! Here’s to a RAD semester.