Fall is all about the art of layering, just ask Man Repeller, who makes layering cross-seasonal. This week’s Fashionista Reilly found a way to bundle up without a coat. In fact, her denim and lace jacket was my favorite part of the outfit. I love how Reilly looks so comfy yet urban chic at the same time; With a shed of a layer, you have a whole new look!
Name: Reilly Sakai
Major: Film & Business at Gallatin
CollegeFashionista: Where is everything you're wearing from?
Reilly Sakai: My boots were a present from my mom. I've had them since high school, so they've been through a lot. My socks and my sweater were both from the online boutique, nastygal.com, and my dress is from threadsence.com. My denim jacket is from Urban Outfitters, and my purse is Miu Miu.
CF: Do you think moving to NYC from LA for college changed your style, and how?
RS: In high school, people always told me I dressed very East Coast, but I think the move definitely did change my style. I think I dress up more than I used to, and I have also gotten more daring with my style choices.
CF: What/who inspired your look?
RS: Fashion blogs like Song of Style, Fashion Toast and This Is Not New really influence my style. As for the knee-high socks, I have no idea what sparked it, but I've been obsessed with them lately, I wear a different pair almost every day. They are perfect in this weather, right before it gets too cold, and I have to break out the snow gear.
CF: Where do you usually look for fashion inspiration?
RS: I definitely look to my friends and my fashion blogs for inspiration. People watching also influences my style. I always see people on the street and think about how I can mix their style with mine.
CF: How would you describe your personal style?
RS: I feel like my style is an odd mixture of East and West Coast because I'm always mixing comfortable laidback clothes with fancy eclectic accents.
CF: What’s your experience like with the fashion industry?
RS: I was initially going to study fashion and film in Gallatin, before deciding to switch my focus off of fashion. My step-mom is a designer so I've been around it for a long time. I've held various internships in the fashion world and fashion will always be an important part of me.
How to: Layering gives you plenty of ways to stick out and make your look very personal. To capture Reilly’s look, start with a polka dot dress. Layer with any sweater, and then you can wear a denim jacket, or Reilly’s specific lace one, as your outermost layer. Comfy sweater socks and a beanie will be the perfect fall touches.