As people of the fashion world, we know that fashion is anything but one-dimensional. Nothing is more exciting than adding some textures to the mix this summer. From studs and spikes to feathers and fur, we have a lot to play with creatively. This Fashionista sports leather shorts (lightweight leather is great for summer), a zipper detailed white tee, and leather strapped woven sandals. Leather isn’t just for rough and tough bikers anymore! So, if you’re not going for the biker-chic look, it’s all about balancing out your edgier garment with either feminine or basic pieces to not overwhelm your ensemble.

Name: Gabriela Fonzi

Year: Senior

Major: Legal Administration

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing and where is it from?

Gabriela Fonzi: My leather shorts are Juicy Couture and my shirt is from Marshalls. 

CF: What’s your favorite accessory?

GF: Earrings! I feel naked without them.

CF: Where do you like to shop?

GF: Marshalls and Kohl’s. They’re both always in season and affordable.

CF: What’s one thing you couldn’t leave the house without?

GF: Lipgloss or ChapStick, but my cross-body bag has everything in it and it’s not only stylish, but also convenient for going anywhere.  

CF: What’s a trend you think will never go out of style?

GF: The high-waisted trend. It was popular back in the day and it’s popular now. I didn’t think it would work for me, but it makes everyone look longer.

CF: How do you organize your closet?

GF: I organize by season; I don’t have a lot of space.

How To: To mimic this Fashionista’s ensemble, try these high-waisted colored shorts from Urban Outfitters. Pair it with a basic tee or (if you’re feeling adventurous) try this DIY zipper tee! Finish the look off with these multi-textured Sperry Top-Sider sandals from Nordstrom and you’ve got all the texture you need.


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