Fashion Girls 101: Chiara Ferragni

Also known as "The Blonde Salad," this Italian blogger has her foot in every door in the industry.
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Also known as "The Blonde Salad," this Italian blogger has her foot in every door in the industry.

Here at CF, you've learned how to dress like designers, celebrities, and even interns. But what about those behind-the-scenes gears in the machine that is the fashion industry? The editors, photographers, PR managers, buyers, art directors, and the slew of other people that keep this business up and running?

In this column, we looking at the styles of those front-row it-girls with jobs that "a million girls would kill for."

Who is Chiara?

Chiara Ferragni Elle Photo

Photo Credit: ELLE

A law student-turned blogger, Chiara Ferragni is known for her fashion and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Salad. In addition, she has worked as a model and collaborated with many designers on several different collections. These days, she's known for her crazy high Instagram follower count and eponymous shoe line, in addition to her blog (which is still going strong). 

Chiara's story proves that you don't need a degree in fashion to succeed - just passion, persistence, and an eye for style! With that in mind, check out three of Chiara's looks below to emulate her cool-girl Italian style:

Casual

Outfit inspired by Chiara Ferragni - sweater dress, cardigan, over the knee boots, satchel

Products: Dress, Shoes, Cardigan, Bag

Spend a cozy weekend wrapped in these fall-perfect pieces. Start off with a simple and chic neutral sweater dress. Stay warm with over-the-knee boots. Add a pop of color by layering a fuzzy cardigan over top. Finally, finish the look off with a slouchy neutral bag for an easy, no-fuss casual look.

Work

Outfit for a casual Friday - black jeans, pussybow blouse, bowler bag, anorak, flats

Products: Blouse, Jeans, Jacket, Shoes, Sunglasses, Bag

This look is perfect for a slightly more creative workplace (like a fashion blog office!) or a casual Friday. Start off with a pair of simple black jeans and a pretty pussybow blouse. Layer your fall staple - an army green anorak - over top for warmth. Slip on these cute ankle strap flats to stay comfy and chic. Finish the look with a pair of sunglasses and a sophisticated bowler bag with a pop of color.

Going Out

Chiara Ferragni outfit 3 - romper, nude bag, platforms, bangles

Products: Romper, Shoes, Bag, Bracelets

For a night out, make a bold statement with a simple look. Start with a sparkly silver romper for maximum impact, and add on neutral accents. This look uses a cross-body bag for hands-free fun and a pair of strappy heeled platform sandals for drama. Finish the outfit with gold jewelry.

What do you think?

Do you read The Blonde Salad? What do you think of these Chiara-inspired looks? Let me know in the comments!