Name: Allie Marzella
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Sometimes it’s hard to find the balance between stylish and stale when dressing for family events. You don’t want your great aunt to lecture you about the length of your skirt, but you also don’t want to roll up in that hand knit poncho grandma gifted you last Christmas. This HC style pick knows how to rock a family friendly look while still looking fabulous, and she says the most important thing to remember is shopping smartly. Allie says there is no need to spend a lot of money on expensive items to look great.
What she’s wearing: A high-low cream and olive color dress with a chocolate braided belt accent from Charlotte Russe, layered gold necklaces from Forever21, gold watch from Style & Co, and buckled strappy heels from Banana Republic.
HC: What is your advice to other college girls looking to look put together without breaking the bank?
Allie: My tip is to shop on a bargain! My whole outfit looks fancy and it was under $50.
HC: How do you usually go about putting together a look?
Allie: Think about the colors that go with the holiday. I usually start with the jewelry and work my outfit off that.