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Hosting a fabulous Christmas party does not need to be stressful. The Christmas season is a time to celebrate and have fun being together. Keep these two goals in mind during the planning and execution of the party, and resist the temptation to take on more than you can handle. Read the rest of this entry »
Who is your favourite fashion icon? Is it a model like Kate Moss? A Hollywood star? A rock star perhaps? Fashion icons come in all shapes and sizes, and whoever yours is there is a good chance that you want to emulate them in some way. And although that may sometimes seem hard to achieve, you could do exactly that buy purchasing a luxury second hand Tag Heuer timepiece. Read the rest of this entry »
When I am lucky enough to get out of Maine for a vacation, even if it is only for a weekend away, the last thing I want to trouble myself with is a vanity table’s worth of make up and beauty products. Bottle caps pop off, delicate brushes end up crushed and crimped and frankly, there is no space for the fussy needs of a full face of make-up! Read the rest of this entry »
Many of us dreamed as little girls of what we’d look like when we grew up, and for some of us that meant digging through Momma’s makeup case. We smeared red lipstick across our mouths and thought about how pretty we looked, without much regard to whether the colours chosen were the best red lipsticks for us. Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s economic climate, families are looking to save cash wherever they can manage it. Unfortunately, the things that tend to go first are those items considered “unnecessary.” It starts by cutting out non-essential spending; movie night, gym memberships, and other “luxury” items go first. As the collective family belt gets tighter, healthy snacks for weight loss and high quality cuts of meat are sacrificed for lower quality, less expensive foods. So try out these options to save money without sacrificing quality on fitness and health related activities. Read the rest of this entry »
Finding a dress for a plus sized woman is not an easy thing to do, especially if the woman wants to look fashionable at work or anywhere else for the matter. Most shops do not have dresses that are suitable for the plus sized woman. But, one need not lose hope as there are designers who cater to the fashion needs of the plus sized woman. These designers understand the problems that a plus sized women faces in getting clothes that suit them. Read the rest of this entry »
Tote I Sunglasses I Skirt I Boots I Rain Boots I Rain Coat I Jacket I Skinny Jeans I Blazer I Scarf I Clutch
1. Tote Bag
Backpacks are so high school. For your day-to-day bag for classes, a tote bag is a definite must-have. Feel free to splurge a little on this item since you’ll be using it almost every day for hopefully, four years. Look for simple patterns or colors so you can pair your bag with just about any outfit.
Sunglasses are absolutely essential. They’re perfect for hiding those Friday morning under-eye circles and for stealthily checking out the hottie walking past you on the sidewalk. I recommend investing in a few pairs—some for going to class and other, wilder styles for Saturday afternoon festivities.
3. Black High-Waist Skirt
When in doubt, wear your black high-waist skirt for a night out. This must-have can be paired with just about anything, thus making it a versatile wardrobe piece. For a bohemian look, combine it with an oversized, un-tucked top. If you’re going for sleek and sexy, the skirt looks great with heels and a tank.
4. Riding Boots
Great boots will make picking your fall and winter outfits a cinch. Every college girl should have a pair of both brown and black riding boots in her closet. Pair these babies with a sweater and skinny jeans (see tip #7) or leggings and you’re ready for class, dinner with friends…or dare I say it, a date.
5. Rain Boots and Jacket
Now, I suppose this tip doesn’t apply to everyone, but for those of us going to school where it rains and snows, rain boots and a rain jacket are essential. Don’t let yourself be fooled by thinking your boat shoes will keep the precipitation out, rain boots are nonnegotiable. For the winter months when it’s slushy and cold, add inserts to your boots for added warmth.
6. Appropriate Outerwear
Speaking of Mother Nature, whether it’s 20° in December or 60°, appropriate outerwear is key. For colder climates, a long, down jacket is a gift from the winter gods because your typical jacket just won’t do when walking to class in the cold and wind. For warmer temperatures, opt for pea coats and bomber jackets. Hint: look for cute jackets during the spring and summer to score great deals.
7. Go-to Skinny Jeans
Hands down, the legwear of choice in college is skinny jeans. While I recommend creating a stash of these gems, every girl needs that one pair of go-to skinny jeans. These jeans are often of a darker wash, so that they can be worn from class to the bars, and fit like a glove. Make sure you’re absolutely comfortable in this pair, because when you feel comfortable and stylish, you’re confidence shoots through the roof!
Another essential piece of the college girl’s wardrobe is a casual blazer. Note the “casual” bit—I’m not talking about interview attire here. Roll the sleeves up on the blazer and pair with your skinny jeans and a tank for going out, or wear it as a jacket for class. You can’t go wrong with this stylish piece.
Most of us college-kids can’t afford an extensive wardrobe so the perfect way to mix things up and create more unique outfits is by accessorizing with scarves. You can combine scarves with basic tees and tanks for an easy, chic look or use them to dress-up sweaters, jackets, simple dresses, and so forth. Bonus: Scarves are inexpensive, easy to care for, and compact so they don’t take up tons of closet space.
Another wardrobe must-have is a wide selection of cardigans. Cardis have evolved from the traditional, waist length, no frills, button-up style to the more modern, longer, boyfriend style cardigans. Wear these sweaters with a simple white tank and jeans for class and add a scarf for a dressier option. Have a variety of these sweater options as they make picking out an outfit super easy!
11. Clutch Bags
No college closet is complete without a variety of clutch bags. These handbags are perfect for holding your going-out essentials—keys, money, phone, lip gloss, etc—and come in tons of styles. I recommend beginning your clutch collection with essential brown and black styles. Cross-body types are especially nice for a night-out since they keep your hands free and your bag on your body (no misplacing your valuables, missy).
And, a final tip from an old college grad: be open to sharing your closet with friends because they’ll then do the same for you. Be sure to create some boundary rules for borrowing though, like asking before taking, dry cleaning if necessary and so forth. Sharing closets will guarantee you never have to wear the same thing twice and is a fun way to bond with new friends!
Maggie Voelker is a recent college graduate living and working in Indianapolis, IN (and seriously missing college). She loves fashion, concerts, fitness, cooking and traveling.
You do not need to go see a “chick-flick” like The Devil Wears Prada or Sex in the City to experience fashion in movies (although you will definitely get your fix). The world of fashion is evident and can be experienced in almost any movie. Unique and different fashion trends are made famous through movies that subsequently have audiences running to the stores to model these current trends. Read the rest of this entry »