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Styling Looks Inspired by Harry Styles

By Jessica Varner

Since One Direction first formed in 2010, Harry Styles has showcased an array of trendy styles filled with personality and flair. From glittered boots to floral suits, Styles really has tried it all. His evolution from preppy boybander to full-on rockstar proves there is truly nothing he does not look good in. Here’s how you can take some inspiration from Harry and his style whether you prefer blazers or bell-bottoms.  

Model: Patricia Riester  Photographer: Jessica Varner   

Model: Patricia Riester

Photographer: Jessica Varner

 

2012- For most of his boyband career, Styles mainly wore skinny jeans, graphic tees and Converse. Not only is this style super easy to recreate, it is also perpetually trendy. When have skinny jeans and t-shirts been out of style? This classic outfit can be altered easily to fit many personal styles, depending on jean wash and t-shirt design. It can even be dressed up or made more trendy by pairing it with heels. And of course, don’t forget your favorite sunnies!

Model: Jessica Varner  Photographer: Medha Shah

Model: Jessica Varner

Photographer: Medha Shah

2013- This look is proof that Harry ages like fine wine; his style matures along with him. Although this outfit was photographed in 2013, it is totally on-trend today in 2018 as animal prints are popping up everywhere. If you want to look casual-yet-glamorous like Styles manages to do in this photo, try a fun animal-printed top, some black skinny jeans (ripped-knees optional), a sleek black jacket (like Harry’s long wool coat or my leather jacket) and finish it off with some cute ankle boots. Make it fit your own style by choosing a different style of jacket and any shoes your heart desires.  

Model: Jessica Varner  Photographer: Medha Shah   

Model: Jessica Varner

Photographer: Medha Shah

 

2014- Styles’ style continued to progress, entering the world of printed suits in 2014. I took a more casual approach to re-creating this style as suits are not an everyday staple in most people’s wardrobes. I kept with the vertical stripes with these trendy flowy pants (something Harry has been wearing in 2017-18), but paired it with a simple shirt to make the look less busy. If you want to dress it up a bit, add a matching blazer like Harry. For shoes, I mimicked Harry’s ankle boots but instead of black went for a sparkly gold statement shoe to keep the boldness of the outfit. Don’t forget to accessorize! Add your favorite rings, earrings, necklaces or whatever else you like. And most importantly, never forget your brooding gaze like Harry perfectly demonstrates above.

Model: Medha Shah  Photographer: Jessica Varner   

Model: Medha Shah

Photographer: Jessica Varner

 

2015- 2015 brought the trend of bomber jackets, a trend I am personally very grateful for. Take a moment to appreciate how nice Harry looks in that Gucci jacket, and when you’re ready, keep reading to find out how you can look this good, too. Okay, are you ready? Three years later and bomber jackets are still everywhere! Find one that suits your style may it be floral, solid or with a tiger fighting an eagle like Harry’s. Pair it with some black (or any wash) skinny jeans, and go out into the world looking fabulous. Minimal effort for a super cute look.

Model: Medha Shah  Photographer: Jessica Varner

Model: Medha Shah

Photographer: Jessica Varner

2016- At this point, it feels like “Harry Styles” and “black skinny jeans” are synonymous. Although Styles’ love affair with his black skinnies has endured, his style evolution continues to be prevalent through his tops and accessories. This patterned, short-sleeve button-down shows personality while also keeping it classy. By pairing a collared shirt with your favorite skinny jeans, you can make an outfit trendy while also maintaining a level of class that a t-shirt does not bring to the table. While button-downs and skinny jeans make for a cute outfit, don’t shy away from going above and beyond like Styles does by pairing the look with a trendy hat, sunglasses and various rings.

2017- After releasing his debut solo album in early 2017, Styles’ already trendy and daring wardrobe stepped up another notch. Harry treats each performance like a formal occasion, strutting around the stage in custom floral, sparkly and iridescent Gucci suits. For your next formal occasion, event or interview do not be afraid to be bold. Confidently show your character through your clothes as Harry loves to do with a fun suit that empowers you. Since most college students are not ballin’ on Harry’s budget, stores like Zara and H&M provide funky suits at low costs so we can all pretend we are decked out in Gucci.

 

 

Whether you are going to the grocery store or going to a formal event, you can do it while looking as fly as Harry Styles. It’s easier than you think to look like a 24-year-old multi-millionaire rockstar, and if you’ve got black skinny jeans, you are already well on your way.

 

Styling Schoolgirl Fashion at Any Age

Schoolgirl-inspired fashion has been around just as long as school uniforms, with each fall bringing an updated take on the everlasting trend. It seems pleats and plaid will quite possibly never go out of style, making the trend easy to restyle every year. Whether it be with pleated skirts, knee-high socks, or a snappy blazer, schoolgirl style is an easy way to look cute without having to put in too much effort.

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A pleated skirt is a staple of schoolgirl style and my personal favorite piece of the look. The wide variety of pleated skirts in stores this season has me online shopping far too often, ogling everything from the mid-length metallic skirts to the classic plaid minis. As the temperature drops, tights or knee-high socks can be added to the look so you don’t get cold crossing campus.

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Another bonus of wearing these adorable skirts is that they can be easily paired with many different styles of tops. Flowy button-downs, fitted turtlenecks, or your favorite fall sweater can be easily tucked into the skirt of your choice, adding personal flair to the style.

 

One way to differentiate your take on the trend is with shoe choice. You can keep it classic with a pair of oxfords or loafers, or you can mix it up with some fun boots. Ankle boots and over-the-knee boots are both having major fashion moments right now and when paired with the right skirt or dress, they can take an outfit from simple to statement.  

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Blazers are the perfect schoolgirl outerwear, carrying class and prep, and coming in a variety of styles, patterns, and colors. Varying from lightweight cotton to heavy wool, blazers can fit into your wardrobe from September through November. Not only do they provide warmth and style, but they can be worn for a myriad of events from casual hangouts to class presentations.

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To complete any outfit, you need to accessorize. As long as there have been school uniforms, girls have been rebelling from the uniformity by accessorizing their simple outfit with unique features. Without the restrictions of a dress code, the trend can be spiced up with eye-catching statement shoes, cute hair accessories, trendy backpacks, colorful bandanas, classy jewelry, or whatever your heart desires. The limits are endless when styling schoolgirl fashion and that’s why I love it so much!     

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Some of my schoolgirl style inspiration has come from the fabulous outfits worn by Blaire Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. Pairing their school uniforms with cute shoes, accessories, and of course Blaire’s iconic headbands, the show sets an excellent example on how to execute the trend — and proves how long it has been in style. Whether strutting around the Upper East Side or just crossing Centennial Commons, schoolgirl style is everywhere and it is here to stay.

 

 

 

 

PFW 2016/17: Paris Fashion Week or Punks of Fashion Week?

By:Non Kuramoto

Twice a year when Paris Fashion Week rolls around, I am hit by a strange feeling of surprise—Although I feel as though I should not be, I am regularly taken aback by the number of designers that infuse our world with new blood each season. It was incredibly difficult to choose my favorites. How can I forgo touching on Chanel or Vivienne Westwood—both designed by people who shaped the fashion world today, and continue to be hipper than any of us. Still, shows from fashion houses such as Loewe with J. W. Anderson have paved a path for fellow young designers. Paris Fashion Week offered me just too many options. 

To make things a little easier, I chose to focus on punk influence in the current fashion world. I'm not just thinking punk rock style—as Vivienne Westwood would be at the top of that list—but the designers who have used this season to put up their dukes up to fashion and made us question even, what is fashion? 

Comme Des Garçons

Rei Kawakubo is no newcomer to destroying the fashion status-quo. “Imagining punks in the 18th century, which was a time of so many revolutions,” Kawakubo hits us with extreme decadence featuring wildly blooming flowers that seems to say, fashion has hit its current high, and must wilt in order to re-bloom. Her pieces are obviously not wearable—I mean, if you think they are, then more power to you—and are statements more than anything. Needless to say, they’re all sculpturally impressive pieces. The 18th century influences are apparent in the rococo style floral print, corsetry and armor-like details. The huge frills and exaggerated shoulders seem almost satirical of what “high-artistic-fashion” has become. The models, marching down the runway to “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” are simultaneously the clowns and warriors of fashion as a form of art. Kawakubo does not give us any answers, but a  pretty optimistic seeming nudge towards fashion's time to reconfigure itself.  

Vetements

Vetements, a collective led by Demna Gvasalia, has been shooting up the fashion ladder as the new cool kid on the block. The brand’s ability to create high fashion out of street style has provoked so many designers, from old to new, to follow suit. This season, he set out to the push the envelope further. For starters, the show was cast on Instagram—which is not unheard of, but rare to see it done all the way through. Obscenities printed on tops seemed ironic given the setting—a church. Their garments were an edgy riff on school uniforms, with plaid, button ups, trousers and jackets coming in a variety of materials and silhouettes—a likely ode to the young people affected in the Paris attacks this past fall. Unlike Comme Des Garçons, Vetements keeps their clothes wearable for the most part. As Kawakubo stirs up the conversation through an artful PSA, Vetements—ambassadors of the social media age—is shifting the attitude from within.   

Saint Laurent

It is no secret that I am obsessed with Hedi Slimane. He and Alessandro Michele, are two designers that make my heart sing time and time again. (The rumor about his departure from Saint Laurent seemed to ruin the balance of my life. But for now, he has graced us with new works with no confirmation of the rumor, so I can continue breathing.) My personal preference aside, Slimane never ceases to surprise and set high standards, both technically and creatively, for all designers. The presentation was in a mansion with models walking down the staircase as the look numbers were called out, taking influence from the 80’s. Yes, many designers have been looking to the 80’s recently, but this is Hedi Slimane we’re talking about. He does't let us off the hook so easily, and his version of the 80’s was an impeccably built collection that paid homage to Yves Saint Laurent, yet was fully infused with the punk rock chicness that Slimane does so well. His ability to take a theme that is beginning to seem almost overdone, and then infuse it with something new is refreshing, especially when trends seem to get overspread and overused too quickly. It’s what the dream version of the 80’s we all wished we lived in looks like. The last look’s huge red coat seemed to be Slimane saying “I dare you to get on this level.” 

Some people may claim fashion is dead, but I think these designers can vouch that the only thing that’s on its way to the grave is "fashion as we knew it."

Sources: Vogue Runway

The Tucked-in Hair Trend

By: Shelby Robin

Do you want runway hair, but don't have the skill? Have you ever wanted to chop off your long locks but don't want to commit? Want to switch up your hair-do, without having to take the time to do fancy braids and twists? Or, are you just plan lazy?

All these problems can be solved with one trendy hairstyle: the hair tuck! 

The hair tuck is literally, tucking your hair into your shirt. Yes, it is that simple, but when done right, it looks effortlessly cool. Plus, anyone can take her own spin on it. Here are some ways to pull off this new trend:

The Turtleneck

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The turtleneck is the natural companion for tucked in hair. Just get that sucker over your head and skip pulling out your tresses and you are ready to go. 

Wrap it Up

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Another easy combination is tucking your curls into a chunky scarf. Now your hair is protected from being blown around by the wind, and can keep you toasty warm.

Casual Cool

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Perfect for running errands, tucked tresses will pair well with sneakers and sweats, while still looking put together.  

All Black with Attitude

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Add a relaxed edge to a structured all black outfit with this messy hairdo. This enhances the effortless ease of an all-black ensemble.

Perfect with Prep

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This messy hairdo can be tamed into a classy tuck that looks very put together. This look is perfect for a J. Crew-style Sunday brunch.

Formal Function

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Lastly–though it may of not have seemed possible–this hairstyle can totally be made acceptable for an evening event.  Like this example here, it can add some grunge to a lacy dress.

 

Milan Fashion Week A/W 2016/17 Collection Review: Who Were Milano's Women This Season?

By: Non Kuramoto

Milan Fashion Week is probably my favorite of all of the fashion weeks. Everything from the pieces that grace the runway to street style, Milan has a touch of quirk and unique flavor that makes them different from New York, London and Paris. The designers who present at Milan embrace the art of fashion; garments seen at Milan Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 did not disappointfeaturing whimsical designs, delicately crafted elements and an overarching interest in telling stories. I picked three collections from this week that bid good-bye to norm-core, and pursued truly artistic visions.  

Gucci

Alessandro Michele has done it again. Only a year into his appointment as the Creative Director of Gucci, Michele has given the brand a new, and very influential, identity. A nerdy-femme aesthetic, which may as well have walked straight out of a Wes Anderson movie, was infused with a touch of ferocity this season. Her silhouettes were more structured and the prints spoke "bold," rather than "delicate." The punchy colors would give any woman in Michele’s garments the confidence and power to command a room. Michele’s collaboration with graffiti artist Trouble Andrew (a.k.a. GucciGhost) was also notable. Allowing an artist who appropriates Gucci’s signature in his pieces was a graceful combination of tradition and modernity. The black leather embossed bags reading, “Real Gucci,” was a tongue-in-cheek way for him to comment on the culture of counterfeit luxury items.     

Moschino

If teenagers thought they were edgy using “lit” to describe something cool or fashionable, Jeremy Scott took it to a new level. With hashtag #itslit, Scott set Milan on fire with his new collection. A huge change from last season’s cheery construction workers, the models scowled down the runway clad in boldly colored satin, chains, leather and cigarette patterns. The Moschino woman was the high-end dominatrix; she knows her power, commands attention and has the ability to drive men mad. The second half of the show is when we found out exactly what was “lit.” Lit were the dresses, scorched and left with ragged hems. Lit was the dress with smoke spewing from the model’s trail. Lit was the dress that was also a chandelier. Although the wearability of this collection is questionable, a statement on the current state of fashion was definitely made, as well as posed: With fashion tradition being shaken up, is it time to burn everything down? And will fashion rise from the ashes like a phoenix?  

Dolce & Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana has just won everyone’s heart (if they hadn’t already), as everybody’s dream fairy godfathers. This season’s theme was princesses and fairytales, and they were not going for subtlety. Cinderella’s iconic blue dressed floated down the runway, complete with plexiglass slippers that the Tremaine sisters would have died formore reasons than just the prince’s hand. Her mice friends danced around as embroidery, and her pumpkin carriage made an appearance as a bag. A dress embroidered with an evil step-mother looking into a mirror was followed by a dress covered in apples—Snow White, embroideries of a tall tower—Rapunzel—and a sweater on which a princess is kissing a frog—Frog Prince. Sprinkling references of so many princesses in their iconic A-line shift dresses and other impeccably constructed garments, Dolce & Gabbana relentlessly brought our childhood dreams to life. They didn’t forget the princes either! Beautiful Napoleonic jackets covered in charms and encrusted with pearls and gems, would make even Prince Charming check himself out when he gets dressed.

Sources: Vogue Runway

 

 

 

Ode to My Sneakers

By: Ina Müller

I have a confession to make: all I ever wear is white sneakers. Every. Single. Day. It's like they grew on me the second I put them on, and we have been in love ever since. I secretly ask my neglected boots, loafers and brogues for forgiveness every time—sorry, babez. Popping out to Trader Joe´s to get my weekly chocolate fix, dragging myself to an 8 AM class, dancing until the morning light and traveling to the end of the world...we have been through a lot. Cheers to my lifelong comrade, my best friend and my partner in crime: my Reebok Classic Leathers. Thanks for your endless versatility—for always pulling my outfits together, and for saving me hours in front of the mirror. Oh, and for only being $64.99! (Girl has got to save some money).

Here is how I wear them:

Look 1: 

This outfit literally feels like a stroll through the streets of Paris, when, in fact, it's only a shopping spree on Newbury.  It is a simple look with wardrobe staples, and some cool accessories to give it a French touch.

Reebok sneakers | Alexa Chung for AG jeans | H&M shirtAcne scarfCéline bag | Norma Kamali sunglasses | Chanel nail polish

Look 2: 

The tailored pants (recycled co-op purchase!) and the coat are really chic, but the sneakers and the beanie dress it down, and play it cool! 

Reebok sneakersJoseph coat | H&M pantsEsprit sweaterH&M shirt | New Age Rebel beanie

Look 3:

And yes, white sneakers are also perfect for going out.  I love to pair my Reeboks with glittery socks, a velvet top, black skinnies and some unique rings. Oh, and a half bun, because I consider my hair-do as part of my outfit (I am not the only one, right?).

Reebok sneakers & Ashish Socks Acne jeansMango top | Vale Jewelry rings | Half Bun

 

Three Days of Style: Duong T.

Name: Duong Trinh

Major: International Business

Year: 2020

This week, I experimented with a wide variety of styles—some of which were quite unprecedented

Day 1: 

The turtleneck is a must-have piece for me every fall and winter. Contrasting with the maroon tunic, the mustard sleeveless coat stands out and hovers lightly over the dark over-the-knee boots. With a touch of light-catching metallic accessories, the top no longer bores the eyes with its low-key color tone. 

Thrifted turtleneck from Hanoi, Vietnam | Zara coat  Charlotte Russe boots Banana Republic necklace | Accessorize belt 

Day 2: 

A bomber jacket, a backpack and a pair of ripped jeans: this outfit exudes a an easy-going, yet edgy vibe. Although I normally don't dress like this, I put in a few attempts at mixing up some of my most boyish items. From the overall monochromatic shades of grey, the outfit shows hints of cream and vanilla colors.

Topshop sweater  | H&M bomber jacket | Lucky Brand Jeans Vince Camuto riding boots | FRENDS headphones | Saks Fifth Avenue ear cuffs | Michael Kors backpack | Police glasses | H&M beanie 

Day 3: 

Layering is my strategy when it comes to tackling chilly weather. The warm retro undertone of this outfit fits in nicely with its 90's flared jeans. With the look, I wore a similarly nostalgic pair of blue wedges. The plaid coat hanging loosely around me emphasizes my shoulders, creating an empowering and structured form for my body.

Urban Outfitters plaid shirt | Zara blazer | Goelia coat | Zara jeans Sketchers Wedges  | Banana Republic necklace | Accessorize belt

Bonus Look!

I styled a night-out look inspired by many of my misty black items. The black-and-white color palette deliberately adds an urban feel to my appearance. Parallels created by the contrast between my white top and black cape, cream handbag and inky skirt were meant to create a basic, but classic look. A tip for statement pieces—such as the earrings and necklace in this outfit—is to mingle their shapes and sizes so they don't out-do each other. Last but not least, a pair of nude stilettos finishes the outfit and elongates my overall figure—a trick I have always used when wearing shorts and skirts.

Mango top | Zara blazer cape | Zara skirt | Coach handbag | Aldo heels | Banana Republic earrings | Oasis necklace | Vince Camuto watch

6 Fashion YouTubers You Should Know

By: Shelby Robin

1. The Fashion Citizen

 

The Fashion Citizen consists of a sister duo from Arizona, who thrifting goddesses. They have adorable nicknames for each other (Smell and Punk) and have a great sense of humor, which can be seen in their style. Their videos are a great way to find some inspiration for what to look for at your local thrift shop, and their styling videos can assist you with how to wear different statement pieces.

2. Helen Anderson

 

Helen Anderson, a British YouTuber, is tattooed, pierced and a total goof ball. Her style is fun, edgy and rock 'n roll. Helen loves herself some Doc Martens and cheetah print, as well as lace and pastels. She loves festival fashion, and her hair is constantly changing colors. Helen is also soon to be married, so some unconventional wedding videos are sure to be on the way.

3. In The Frow

 

Behind Inthefrow, is Victoria, a British YouTuber who I would recommend anyone interested in luxury. She reviews a lot of high-end beauty products and does very sophisticated makeup tutorials and fashion lookbooks. Victoria can often be found wearing pumps during the day with ankle grazing denim, and a designer bag in the crook of her arm. Oh, and did I mention she rocks the silver hair trend?

4. simply_kenna

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Simply_kenna exudes chill vibes, and makes inspirational videos about her unique lifestyle. This includes being a minimalist, a vegan and practicing Buddhism. Her personal style is very bohemian and relaxed, and her makeup looks are always beautifully glowy-- she is a highlighting queen. She also makes really cute DIY on a budget videos perfect for anyone who likes that copper and marble look.

5. Lindseyrem

 

Lindseyrem, also known as Lindsey, is super relatable to us college students, because she also is one! Lindsey studies graphic design in California, and makes very on-trend style and beauty videos. Her lookbooks consist of outfits you could actually wear to class.

6. LaMadelynn


LaMadelynn is for all you old souls out there. Her style is modern with a wearable retro twist. It helps that she is a very talented videographer, and she puts a lot of time into each video she makes. Her videos all look like they came right out of a Wes Anderson film. Madelynn always puts a unique spin on the average makeup or styling video.


Top 10 Trends For Spring 2016

By: Alex Kaneshiro

Although many of us are still stuck in the snow on the East Coast, it's never too early to start stocking up your closet with this year's spring essentials. From silk slips to mules, the trends we'll see this spring prove that fashion not only innovates, but loves to borrow from the past. Check out these looks and pieces that have been trending on and off the ready-to-wear runway for the spring season.

Victorian Era Cuts

The Victorian era is making a comeback this spring. With dresses and tops featuring ruffles, conservative necklines and puffy sleeves, this historic look is coming back with a feminine and modern vengeance.

Vintage Suede

Expect to see vintage suede as another blast-from-the-past trend this spring. Accompanied by a large pair of vintage sunglasses, this 70’s revival is the perfect sleek look for a casual day out. Underwear for Outerwear: As the days get warmer, we’ll take a cue from fashion giants, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein and Givenchy, to transition underwear to outerwear. Think silk slips, lacy garments and other lingerie-inspired looks to stay comfy and chic.

Paperbag-Waist Trousers

As the rise of the gentlewoman and tomboy looks become increasingly more prominent, the paperbag-waist trouser will be your go-to pair of pants for this spring. This high-waisted industrial look can be best juxtaposed with a feminine top, shoes and accessories.

Exposed Shoulder

Off the shoulder cuts and halters are trending both on the runway and the street. Get yours for an easy, breezy spring look.

Black Skinny Scarf

The black skinny scarf has been trending this winter and thanks to its light and carefree look, will most likely transition into spring outfits. The skinny scarf is one of the ultimate boyish chic statement pieces.

Slip-On Mules

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Comfort will come first this spring with slip-on footwear. Stride through the streets with a light pair of mules on your feet.

Statement Earrings

Although dainty, understated jewelry works for any outfit, it’s time to make a statement when it comes to your earrings. From bold colors to geometric shapes, make sure to sport something bold on your lobes this spring season.

Multicolored Stripes

Get into the spring spirit with pops of color and stripes. As seen on the ready-to-wear runways of Milan as well as in street style, multicolored stripes will be your eye-catching print of the season.

90's Inspired

This spring, we’ll look a couple of decades back for a 90’s fashion redux. Bold colors, hologram materials and loose-fitting pieces will be your guiding lights to get the look.

Sources: vogue.com, natalieoffduty.com, zara.com, elle.com, mstreinta.blogspot.com, whowhatwear.com, lisasaysgah.com, eonline.com, pinterest.com, instyle.com, chaos-mag.com, popsugar.com, thefashiontag.com, make-your-style.livejournal.com, assyalondon.wordpress.com, blog.brandsexclusive.com.au, gettyimages.ie

Basics of the Blazer

By: Duong Trinh

From their origin as suit jackets for boating club members, blazers are nowadays regarded as chic items continually featured in street style looks. Ranging from blocks of color to patterned prints, casual forms to formal cuts and stiff materials to slouchy fabrics, the myriad options or hybrids of some can be tailored to any preferable style. Here, I’ll show you the three most basic ways to style a blazer.

1. The Casual Blazer

Wearing a blazer is not synonymous with being stiff and serious. Go bold with colors; create emphasis here and there with an item that jumps out from your usual color scheme. Sneakers, snapbacks, and crop tops are some options for accessories that defy the cuts of an otherwise stern-looking jacket.

 Luann Rib Top | Choies Blazer | J Brand Jeans | Adidas Originals | Balenciaga Bag | Cara Scarf  | Lane Crawford Cap |Dior Sunglasses

2. The Professional Blazer

Mixing up different prints yet preserving the whole monochromatic feel of the outfit can be challenging, but fun to play with. Within the context of the workplace, blazers can truly shine by framing up a tucked-in, white shirt, accompanied by work bag. Still, there is space for creativity. Cinch in your waist with a belt to create a more linear silhouette, or wear a ruffled shirt and let the intricate detail speak for itself.

Red Valentino Top | Edun Blazer  | Edun Pants | Louboutin Shoes | Shein Bag | Bottega Veneta Phone Case | Cutler & Gross Glasses | Yves Saint Laurant Belt

3. The Evening Blazer

Personally, I own only one black blazer cape, but there have been countless looks that it has been featured in. A supreme-looking black blazer cape can give the outfit a crisp, put-together feel. Dressed in this style, minimalism is the right way to go—no need to complicate with layers or colors. With a simple pair of stilettos and clutch, you are ready to go.

BCBG Top | Armani Blazer | BCBG Skirt | Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes | Noir Clutch | Lane Bryant Necklace | Nak Armstrong Earrings | Chanel Perfume | Chanel Body Lotion |Chanel Mascara 

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Three Days of Style: Karli Brush

Name: Karli Brush

Major: Business

Year: Freshman

Day 1:

 

Oh, hello winter! Time to bust out the real winter clothing to brace this newly white Boston weather. To compliment this gorgeous snow we have gotten, I decided to sport one of my favorite winter white sweaters form Urban Outfitters. I paired it with my favorite black ripped skinny jeans- which totally feel like leggings- from Zara. I maybe did not make the most practical shoe choice since I kind of had to tip-toe through the snow, but I got to sport my favorite new pair of Adidas sneakers from Urban Outfitters. To top it off, I slipped on my grey hat with a cute fur pouf, which happens to be my new favorite winter accessory. I also carried my favorite bag ever which is perfect for all occasions because it can fit a laptop and all of the nonsense that I find necessary to keep in my purse. Unfortunately, Kate Spade Saturday went out of business so this bag is not available anymore (sad), however Kate Spade has a similar style called the Cobble Hill Adrien.

Day 2:

 

Saturday night I was in the mood to have some fun with my outfit. I love finding ways to make otherwise simple outfits a bit more fun and personalized. This outfit is now one of my faves and I want to wear it every weekend. I started off with a pretty simple outfit of a simple black mini-skirt from Aritzia and a super comfy striped shirt from Brandy Melville. I paired it with black tights by Wolford to keep my legs warm in the cold night. To add texture, I decided to pair it with my black faux fur jacket from Urban Outfitters- this was a good choice because I stayed warm all night without needing a giant parka! To add a little personal touch, I put some cute stickers and a pin on my shirt; I promise– stickers are not just for five year olds! For my shoes I decided to go with a pair of slip-ons by Circus by Sam Edelman to keep my outfit casual and fun. Plus, the shoes say “I can’t” which basically describes my life.

Day 3:

 

It’s Sunday fun-day! I have a love/hate relationship with Sundays. On one hand they’re relaxing and fun and on the other hand I’m thinking, “Oh shoot, I still have a ton of work to do!” This Sunday my friends and I went to Gyu-Kaku for lunch which I highly recommend. We were there for literally three hours though, so after I was stressed out and felt like I wasted my day– but whatever, I got through it! For my outfit I wanted to be cozy but still look styled. I chose to wear my comfiest sweater from Club Monaco which I paired with my comfiest jeans from Zara. For shoes, I wanted to keep the cozy vibe while adding a little drama so I wore my Stuart Weitzman Playtime boots (on sale right now, by the way!). It was definitely the perfect outfit for a lazy Sunday.

Best Dressed: 2016 Golden Globe Awards

By: Michelle Rodriguez

The Golden Globes this year was filled with swooping necklines, dazzling jewels, flowing trains and many more. These are the top five that made my list for best dressed.

1. Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling, from “Orange is the New Black,” took a different route than most. Wearing a black, beaded Takoon evening suit made her really stand out from the crowd. Paired with an Anya Hindmarch clutch, Monique Pean jewelry and Giuseppe Zanotti heels pulled together the entire look.

2. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez looked as stunning as always in the marigold Giambattista Vali Haute Couture gown with her signature high slit. The cape and train detailing added depth and completed the look along with her accessories.

3. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga looked amazing in this Atelier Versace velvet, black gown paired with Neil Lane diamonds.  Her simple cat-eye and finger-waved hair made this assemble look great. Her style has really come a long way and I can’t wait to see what she has next in mind.

4. Olivia Wilde

Last but not least is Olivia Wilde The plunging neckline of the Michael Kors dress, paired with her Bulgari choker made her look so put together. I loved how the dress was made from that red, sparkly material. Overall, it was a great look.

Source: Vanity Fair