There are so many great things to love about working in retail. Being exposed to fun, stylish and professional individuals who all share a love for fashion creates a great atmosphere, not only for the employees, but also for the customers. Alejandra Bandler, who works at J.Crew, definitely agrees. She gives us a deeper look into her personal J.Crew style.
Name: Alejandra Bandler
Role: Sales Associate, J.Crew
CollegeFashionista: What is your favorite piece currently sold at J.Crew?
Alejandra Bandler: As we transition from summer into fall, one of my favorite fashion essentials are oxfords. I love how easy and transitional this type of shoe is, as you can wear oxford flats year round. I’m on my feet all day, so oxfords are my go-to shoes because of how comfortable and stylish they are. I especially love the oxfords from J.Crew, as they range in a variety of colors and assorted materials from basic leather to calf hair and also metallic. The myriad of options provides one with a great selection to choose from to fit any wardrobe, casual or dressy!
CF: What is your go-to look for work attire?
AB: For work, I like to keep things simple but sophisticated. I pair my black J.Crew pixie pants with a high low tunic sweater over a classic white button-down shirt. To complete the outfit, I top it off with a statement necklace and, of course, a pair of oxfords!
CF: What fashion icon serves as your muse?
AB: I can’t exactly pinpoint one icon to serve as my muse. Instead, for inspiration, I simply look at the world around me. Since going to college in New York City, my style has definitely expanded. On days that I don’t have a lot of work to do, I often walk around the city and sometimes just sit admiring the styles of people around me. I feel the place that truly captures the fashion essence of the city, and is often the one from which I absorb the most inspiration, is the subway. Here in the underground city, one encounters a multitude of ethnicities and diverse fashion. This always keeps the styles one will encounter on the subway interesting. To see the different street style is a huge source of my fashion inspiration.
CF: How would you describe your overall style?
AB: Overall, I would describe my style as encompassing a variety of fashions instead of solely one. Similar to how I can’t be defined by one term as to who I am as a person, my fashion style cannot be labeled as either hipster or preppy but rather a combination of both and many more styles.
Learn More: Alejandra will be spending a semester in Argentina through a program at NYU, where she attends school.