STYLE GURU BIO: Vasiliki Bitsas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you, fellow Fashionista/os. This will be my second semester writing for CollegeFashionista and I am absolutely stoked about it. I am currently in the midst of my sophomore year at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania but in the next few weeks I will be making my way over to the “City of Lights” a.k.a. Paris, France so no doubt this will be one RAD semester.

As I mentioned above, I spend most of my year in Erie, Pennsylvania but when breaks and weekends here and there come along I call Rochester, New York my home. Fashion is a higher priority for young adults and college students living here, especially in downtown. As we all know fashion is a way to express ourselves and show the people around us who we really are and the street style of Rochestarians exude fashion-forward casual; which is something that I would describe my style as. Since I spend a majority of my off time in cafes reading/writing or exploring different areas around me, it isn’t practical for myself to be strutting around in heels and dresses every day. Now don’t get me wrong, I love that look and how I feel when I am dressed to the nines, but I also value comfort when I am just hanging out.

Another important aspect of my wardrobe that I look at are the colors of each of my garments. Since I have a warmer, olive complexion I stick to earth tones and dark colors because I know that they look good on me. Burnt oranges, olive greens and blush pinks dominate my closet. Paired with all of these colors for tops, I always look for the perfect wash jean to go along with them. I love jeans more than I love Halloween…and that’s my favorite holiday. Every wash, every style—distressed or not distressed—I like them all. Just as pictured above, a distressed, light wash denim looks perfect with a plaid button-down and a scarf especially for this time of the year. It is outfits like those that I obsess over because they’re functional yet still very stylish for any adventure I take on throughout my days.

As I said before, I am so thrilled to continue my posts for CollegeFashionista and I look forward to all of the adventures to come. Wishing you all a RAD spring semester.