Campus Style

By Jordan Koziol
Columnist

Name: Nadia Olesnycky

Year: Sophomore

Major: Graphic Design

Olesnycky rocks a trendy poncho. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Koziol)
Olesnycky rocks a trendy poncho. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Koziol)

This week, Campus Style caught up with Nadia Olesnycky, a sophomore graphic design major. We talked color palettes, stylish jackets and Ukranian influence. Read on!

JK: Tell me about what you’re wearing.

NO: My cream-colored fringed poncho is from PacSun and my gray skater dress is from Urban Outfitters. I paired the outfit with wool socks and brown leather booties from Forever 21.

JK: Describe your style in three words.

NO: Casual urban flare.

JK: Who or what do you get your inspiration from?

NO: My older sister. She’s 23 and has helped shape my style. A few years ago she told me to put on a dress because I would always wear jeans and T-shirts. Ever since then I’ve put in more effort and actually enjoy dressing up.

JK: Did your summer trip to Ukraine provide you with any fashion inspiration? 

NO: I was able to see how people there dress and now borrow ideas from them.  They have perfected casual, yet put-together and stylish looks. I also shopped at a bunch of Ukrainian boutiques and added pieces to my wardrobe.

JK: Have you inherited any clothing from a relative that you love?

NO: My grandma has a Chanel coat that I’m not allowed to bring to school (laughs). It’s a black peacoat, but somehow 10 times more chic than a traditional one. The piece itself isn’t flashy, but it’s super stylish and probably the nicest thing I’ve worn.

JK: What is your favorite season to dress for?

NO: I’d say fall. You can wear chic boots with any outfit in the autumn color palette. My favorites are maroon, dark blue, olive, brown, tan and gray.

JK: Worst fashion faux pas?

NO: I don’t know why my mother ever let me leave the house like this, but in second grade I wore a head-to-toe denim outfit with fringed leather boots. The picture is so funny.

JK: How would going to school in the city affect your ensembles? 

NO: I would definitely dress up more. I would wear more booties and go for a fancier/more reserved look. I think I would also wear more shades of black and neutral colors.

JK: Tell me about your jacket game.

NO: I have a gray trench coat and I’ll always pair it with a thick, black infinity scarf and boots. It doesn’t keep me that warm, but it’s stylish.

JK: Any specific article of clothing or accessory you’ll be asking for this holiday season?

NO: More versatile dresses. I like ones that I can pair with tights in the winter or throw on for the spring or summer months. Also, more sweaters.

JK: What is your all-time favorite article of clothing in your wardrobe right now?

NO: I have a pretty cream-colored sweater with bell sleeves and lace accents. I literally wear it with everything.