Amid the flurry of the last pops of summer neon and loud prints, I spotted a Fashionista adorned in dark neutrals. Neutrals are always vogue and are a safe bet for any college student. The key to keeping a neutral and laidback outfit interesting is by combining various textures and materials, such as leather and suede.
Name: Alyona Rossolova
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?
Alyona Rossolova: My pants are from Century 21 and I believe they’re by Helmut. My belt is from Club Monaco. My bag is a find from Marshalls and the brand is Tosca Blu. My shoes are from Daffy's.
CF: Where are some of your favorite places to shop?
AR: My favorite places to shop are Club Monaco and Century 21.
CF: Who are your style icons?
AR: I don’t really look to anyone in particular for fashion. If I had to choose someone, it would probably be my friends who inspire my style.
CF: What is a staple piece in your closet?
AR: I think a nice dress is a staple piece in my closet. I like floral dresses as well as ones in pastel shades.
How To: To get Alyona’s sophisticated and college-chic look, try these comfortable, slouchy harem pants by Urban Outfitters paired with a brown leather belt from Madewell. Offset the formless trousers with a snug long sleeve top from American Apparel. Tuck all your notes and textbooks into a leather shopper by Mango and do your feet a favor by opting for comfortable strappy sandals by Rebecca Minkoff. Whether you’re rushing from class or going on a shopping date with some friends, this laidback look is put together enough for a variety of situations.