When Chiara Tringali, 20, put her ensemble together for the Baltimore Fashion Alliance Holiday Party at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel, the Severn resident started with her shoes. Shoes are the fashion Achilles heel for this Anne Arundel Community College student. "I have a bunch I haven't worn yet," she says. "I'm just waiting for the night to take them out." On this particular night, her choice was a pair of mustard, pink and green suede platform T-strap sandals she bought in Italy. Building on that, Tringali added a black stretch body-con sleeveless XOXO dress she'd had for a while, topping it with a mustard Charlotte Russe stretch blazer. Her tortoise shell glasses came from LensCrafters. She never takes off her two necklaces: One came from Italy -- given to her by her dad -- and the other she's had since she was little. given to her by her mom.
Colby Ware, For The Baltimore Sun