We all have old clothes that we just have a hard time parting with. Sometimes we envision ourselves being able to someday wear our high school skinny jeans twirling around on the floor like a disco queen in a a glittery shirt. Although the 80′s will likely never make a return, you can take some of your pieces from yesteryear and modify them to a more current and fashionable look. Read the rest of this entry »
The biannual New York Fashion Week kicks off September 6. All of the latest fashions for spring 2013 will be showcased among New York City’s couture elite. There are fashion week events all over the world, but New York’s is among the most prominent, along with London, Milan and Paris. These events are a chance for the best designers, labels and brands in the fashion industry to display their latest trends and ultimately determine what will be “in” and what will be “out” in the upcoming seasons. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a fine line between sexy lingerie and slutty bedroom attire, but how do you know where to draw the line? What’s the difference between something that will turn your man on and something that will turn him off?
When it comes to dressing for success in the bedroom, all you have to remember is the 5 C’s: Read the rest of this entry »
A lot of people are starting to tighten the purse strings and are looking for different ways to save some money nowadays. If you are starting to work on a budget and still want to find some fantastic new clothes to wear then don’t despair. There are a variety of options that allow you to get a great new wardrobe, even buy some designer clothes, without breaking the bank. As long as you are willing to spend some time searching, you can find some brilliant deals on discounted clothing which allow you to look amazing for less. 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.
It’s been such a common idiom for ages, “less is more”, but who actually looks well in bland, boxy, monotone outfits? Well this season all the haute coutures redefine minimalism. In the Winter 2010/2011 collection, minimalism can be spotted from Max Aria to Gucci to Michael Kors. ”Simplicity and luxury combine to elegant effect in the new pared-down chic” says Vogue.com Read the rest of this entry »
Each year, New York Fashion Week is the opening event for a year-round extravaganza of designer clothing and catwalk performances. While many of the over-the-top creations aren’t practical for everyday wear, the spring line this year has provided a few very wearable trends that you’ll definitely be seeing this spring! To get a head start on your spring shopping, take a look at some of the most wearable finds for Spring 2011: Read the rest of this entry »
We all want the nice, high quality clothes for a cheaper price, although, like anything, clothes are often a thing that makes the saying, “you get what you pay for” true. With great retailers like Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor, we want their clothes to dress nicely for those special occasions, and with their clothes, we can easily do so. Read the rest of this entry »
Women have been wearing bras for centuries, but the reason for bras has been ever changing. Starting out as a necessity, uncomfortable wear-age like the corset was so restricting that you could barely breathe. Moving into later periods of time, the bra became necessary (and I use that word loosely) for size. Women wanted bigger and better- especially when being compared to their female friends. Hence the “size” revolution. Later on, bras became more of a fashion statement. No one TRULY cared about function. As long as it held up the girls, the crazier and wilder it looked, the better. Read the rest of this entry »