During finals week, it's common to see students on campus looking worse for the wear. Valentina is a breath of fresh air. With grace and elegance, her look is sheer professionalism. Plus, how adorable are those shoes?
School: University of Vienna
Major: Teaching degree in English and History
Let’s Talk Fashion
Who or what inspires your style? "No one, really. I just go by whatever I feel like wearing personally. I am not really into following trends."
If you could raid anyone's closet, who would you pick? "I don’t pay too much attention to what other people wear. So I wouldn’t even raid anyone’s closet in the first place to be honest."
How would you describe your sense of style? "Timeless, effortless, and most importantly: comfortable."
What fashion advice would you give to other students, looking to improve their style? "I’d say: dress however you see fit! Wear what you like. Don’t pay attention to trends. They come and go all the time. Rather, look out for timeless pieces and combine those. That’s what I like to do."
Why did you choose this particular outfit? "I really love blouses in general so today I put one on as well. Like I said before, timeless pieces are a great way to go and blouses definitely fall under that category! Also, this outfit is really comfortable. Especially when going to class, I like to feel comfy."
Where did you buy the pieces you're wearing today? "Mostly Primark. Yep. The blouse, the pants, the cardigan – everything’s from there! "
Where do you like to shop? "Primark. You guessed it! It’s affordable and they have such cute pieces. Also, I like checking out little Italian boutiques. They have unique and stylish things to offer as well. "
Elements of Valentina’s Outfit
1. Sophisticated Footwear
Valentina’s shoes tie her outfit together, adding a smart and sophisticated touch with their slightly preppy design. These babies look like a contemporary version of the classic oxfords and were made to be worn around ye old halls of university!
2. Dainty Details
When it comes to accessorizing, Valentina likes to keep it low-key. Instead of slamming on a statement piece, she prefers to keep it understated. Her dainty pearl pendant necklace is the perfect wear-everywhere style. The pearl has always been symbolic of timelessness, class, and elegance – a style vibe that Valentina nails.
What do you think?
Are you like Valentina who likes to keep it simple and timeless when accessorizing? Or do you prefer bold statement jewelry? Let us know in the comments below!