It’s all about the accessories with this week’s Fashionista, Christina Sliwak.
We spotted Christina turning heads on the Upper West Side, looking fabulously fashionable in an adorable navy blue dress. When she first found the dress in her sister’s closet however, Christina admits it was less than fabulous. “It was more drab than fab,” Christina joked. Regardless though, she knew that this frock had potential to be something splendid but simply needed to be revamped. With a little help from some wedges, a belt, a beaded necklace, and silver bangle, Christina turned this dress from dowdy to marvelous in no time.
Christina warns however, be careful not to over-accessorize. Follow Coco Chanel’s rule: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” Read below to learn more about Christina’s style.
CollegeFashionista: What are you most looking forward to wearing in the fall?
Christina Sliwak: I’m really excited to be able to wear leather boots again. It’s been hard parting with them this summer. I really believe that boots can transform any outfit.
CF: What are you most looking forward to wearing in the fall?
CS: I would say probably my Alexander McQueen scarf because I can wear it basically anywhere. It can dress up an outfit for going out, or accessorize an outfit for class.
CF: What style advice can you give to a Fashionista on a budget who wants to achieve your look?
CS: Trade your clothes. At college one of the perks of living in a dorm is being able to share your clothes with your roommates. At the end of the semester, organize a clothes trade. A sweater that you’re sick of may look great on your roommate and vice versa.
How To: To accessorize like Christina check out this fabulous and edgy belt from Top Shop or for something less dramatic and more daytime try this adorable bow belt. And when the temperature cools down, never leave your dorm without a snood, like this Gray Psychobilly Spot Snood.