High Fashion, College Wallet: Les Copains S/S 2017

For Les Copains’ Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Stefania Bandiera drew from feminist inspirations. The show focused on 19th-century female adventurers, finally giving this group of the past, which had not much choice to wear anything but men’s clothing, justice and empowerment … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Les Copains S/S 2017

Velvet, A Recurring Fall Trend

Making a comeback in 2014 and starring in the Fall 2015 runways, velvet has yet again taken over as the major trend for this upcoming season. Although cool and chic, velvet is to be styled intelligently. Let’s be real – we are not Cara Delevingne and we cannot flawlessly rock Topshop’s Premium Velvet Blue Suit as she did. However, there are ways to stay both fashionable and within budget this fall. Basically, the key to wearing velvet is to focus on statement pieces. Be it skirts, boots, blazers or chokers, the piece you select should stand out but not override … Continue reading Velvet, A Recurring Fall Trend

Fashion Gift Guide

It is commonly said that buying the perfect gift for the person who has everything is the hardest part of the holidays, but what about for the fashion lover? Style is incredibly personal and a creative process for every fashionista. Finding the right stylish gift can be just as difficult (if not harder). We’ve compiled a list of budget friendly, functional and fashionable gift options for all of your sartorially savvy friends. Nightly Wear Keep your stylish friend fashionable even in their sleep. An inexpensive, yet universal gift  for everyone is a sleep mask. This is a gift that can … Continue reading Fashion Gift Guide

How To Tuesday: How To Dress for Holiday Parties on a Budget

Apart from endless finals, December is an exciting time of year. The plethora of holidays during this chilly month bring gift exchanges, uplifting concerts and festive events. Possibly one of the best activities is a holiday party, but it is often difficult to decide what to wear. On a budget it can be especially tricky, as so much clothing boasts extreme prices leaving a complicated dilemma of how to assemble the perfect outfit without breaking the bank. Luckily this is possible and partygoers can create several looks for a low price. One of the most versatile pieces for girls is … Continue reading How To Tuesday: How To Dress for Holiday Parties on a Budget

High Fashion, College Wallet: Theory

The looks of Theory Fall/Winter 2014 show that the most simple and understated silhouettes could make the greatest impact this fall. Designer Oliver Theyskens played a lot with contrast in this collection, mixing hard and soft elements to create looks that appeared relaxed and effortless, but still sophisticated and put together. If a look was loose at the bottom, Theyskens was sure to add a belt or a tailored blazer on top to create a single polished look.  The pieces Theyskens used in his collection are so simple and versatile that it is very easy to purchase similar pieces on a … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Theory

High Fashion, College Wallet: Maison Martin Margiela

French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela has been innovating since 1988. Designer Martin Margiela originally hails from Belgium and graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp), which also trained other renowned designers including Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck, and Kris Van Assche.  Many of these designers, Margiela especially, became known for their avant-garde approaches to fashion during the 1980s. Recently, Margiela’s namesake label has been enjoying a rise in popularity, due in part to high profile fans such as Kanye West, who donned a custom-made Margiela wardrobe for 2013’s Yeezus tour (the bejeweled mask being … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Maison Martin Margiela