Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Alissa Mezzetti?
WEAR IS... ALISSA MEZZETTI?
If anyone can time travel, it's definitely Alissa Mezzetti. Between her shaggy bangs and vintage wardrobe, she wears the 70s so well you'd almost believe her if she told you she somehow got lost in the time-space continuum. While she draws inspiration from some of the great rock n' roll artists of the past, she often ends up looking even cooler than them.
So if you love vintage style, prepare yourself for a world of inspiration today. Keep reading for her thoughts on Diane Keaton, men's fashion and the Northern Lights.
1. How would you describe your style?
My style is definitely inspired by the 70s. Sometimes I’m more bohemian but I often tap into my love of 70s rock n' roll and play off of that.
2. Who or what are your current biggest style inspirations?
The 70s is my biggest inspiration. I love looking at old photos of Diane Keaton from that time period. She was so cool and effortless and natural. I love how women owned their natural beauty back then.
I’ve been insanely inspired by menswear lately. Specifically everything Gucci puts on Harry Styles. It’s honestly all so dope and reminiscent of how men dressed in the 79s. I need more men’s pieces in my life.
I watch a lot of old film and get inspiration from that as well.
3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it?
I've been obsessed with the 70s since I was a kid. My mother once called me her little flower child. I like experimenting with different looks and my style is constantly evolving. I moved to LA for a few years from Boston and that definitely helped open me up to trying new things and coming into my own. I feel more confident in my looks than ever but I’ll never stop evolving my style!
4. What's on your thrift list right now?
I need more trousers in my life! Have been trying stuff on at various vintage stores around Brooklyn but haven’t found anything I’m completely in love with yet.
5. Where would you go on your ultimate dream vacation?
Ultimate dream vacation? My biggest dream is to see the northern lights! Hopefully I can save some money and do that this year! I want to start in Iceland and travel down to Norway then finish in Copenhagen!
6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what's something you're really proud of right now?
I’m proud of so many things. I just moved back east from LA on a whim. I honestly hated LA. I got laid off from my job and booked a one way ticket to NYC. Came here with no job or apartment but I'm making it work! I’m a bit of a nomad and am proud I’m able to uproot my life and thrive even though it’s terrifying.
Where else can we find you, Alissa?
I don’t have a website (yet!) so you’ll only find me on instagram (@alissamezzetti). I joined TikTok for a second but deleted it, maybe I’ll bring it back. Who knows!