As the city moves into the colder months of the year, the warm sunshine has begun to drag away the rather warm color scheme that accompanied its presence. Layers have become necessities, and black has become a staple color for every wardrobe. These facts are what drew me to this Fashionisto, who was walking downtown. He added his own touch to this dark outfit, tying in stripes, leather and a hat. Everything put together was simply genius. His chained necklace was bold, matching the theme of the rest of his apparel such as his leather jacket and combat boots. He looked like a version of his fashion icons, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen; using basic elements to pull off an overall chic look.
Name: Nick Fiarito
Major: Advertising/ Public Relations, Minor in Marketing
CollegeFashionista: Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
Nick Fiarito: I would definitely say the Olsen Twins. I’m obsessed with them. I usually dress in all black, and that’s usually what Mary Kate does. I love that they mix textures and materials, like furs and leathers, and that’s usually what I do.
CF: Where are some of your favorite places to shop?
NF: Topshop, Nordstrom, AllSaints and Urban Outfitters.
CF: What is your favorite season to dress for?
NF: Fall, by far. I just love layering, and I hate summer clothes. I feel like you have more opportunity in the fall to show what you like to wear.
CF: What’s your favorite thing in your closet right now?
NF: Probably my leather leggings from Nordstrom.
CF: Living in the city, do you feel that you hold a heavier focus on fashion, or do you think it’s just an individual thing?
NF: I’m from the suburbs and I’ve always dressed the same, even when I lived there, but I moved to the city last year. Living in the city, it’s definitely more appreciated than it is living in the suburbs.
How To: Black clothing is a necessity for every closet. Therefore, you can justify spending on anything from a black hat to black boots. Either way, you will probably end up wearing them with something else of your choosing. Start with a black leather jacket, because we all know that in a big city, you have to own a black leather jacket. Second, snatch a pair of black combat boots. From a day out in the city to wearing to class, these shoes will come in handy. Third, get your black leather bag. Aside from this looking amazing, a black leather bag is a practical thing to have. Finally, get a black and white striped T-shirt to add an accent of white to the blacked out ensemble. Now, you have yourself a perfect fall outfit!