Even though trends come and go as a new season approaches, we are always left with the essentials that keep reappearing. Two things a Fashionista must never give away are a pair of short booties and a pair of lacey black tights. Whatever the season may be, these two items can be worn winter or summer, and as long as you can get creative with what to pair with them, your outfit is automatically runway ready. This week’s Fashionista, Vanessa Sandberg, isn't only a fan of the essentials, she is also sporting a '70s comeback: feather earings. Getting feathered has made a huge comeback and feather earings, or even getting a feather put into your hair, can be found virtually anywhere these days. Vanessa rocks the one earing look incredibly well and makes the white feather stand out against her fiery red, Rihanna-inspired hair. Aside from Vanessa’s awesome style, she brings one of the hottest hobbies a girl can have, being a DJ, to the table. She has become rather popular and plays at different club venues and events all over Southern California. Lucky for us, this DJ Ruby Sparks is dishing on her favorite summer style and where to shop.
Name: Vanessa Sandberg
Major: Film and Digital Media
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your overall style and what are your go-to items?
Vanessa Sandberg: My overall style is simple but always adding in accessories. Some of my go-to items and must haves are earrings, colorful leggings with boots or long socks and shorts with a big shirt. I love this style because it's easy and you don't have to look too hard for clothes in the morning, while still looking and feeling put together.
CF: Where are your favorite places to shop and what do you look for when you go shopping?
VS: The best places to shop are thrift shops, by far! A few days ago my cousin and I went to the 99 cent store and found some really cool shirts and bathing suits that were just as nice as any other place. Thrift shops in Los Angeles. like Crossroads or Wasteland have some quality and decently priced outfits. Every time I go in there I walk out with at least one new item. I really enjoy when items are vintage and have some history to them, and of course a comfy feel. Thrift shops are the greatest places to shop. As long as you are willing to hunt, you will find something fabulous!
CF: What advice do you have for other Fashionistas?
VS: One of my only tips of advice is to try crazy things on! You never know what things look like until you're actually wearing it. Sometimes you wouldn't believe what you can find and the things that you would never expect to fit you right can turn out fitting you the best. Be confident in what you think looks good on you and it will.
How To: To get Vanessa's rocker style just throw on a pair of black tights that can be purchased at American Apparal for $24 and a pair of booties found at Steve Madden for $129. Her Leotard can also be purchased from American Apparel at $26 and adorable denim short shorts found at Forever21 for $17.80.