Style Spotted: Spring Chills

With the frigid winter days finally behind us, we spotted a few students on the final days of their heavy coats and warm layers.   Lisa Leboyer, Liberal Studies freshman “I like to look at and spin trends off of that.”   Barak Hurvitz, Stern junior “I get style inspiration fro British fashion.”   Alison Driscoll, Gallatin senior “I wear the same things everyday. All black basically.”   Ilona Tuominen is a staff writer and contributing photographer. Email her at Continue reading Style Spotted: Spring Chills

Flower Power: Springtime Prints on Trend

The floral trend always tends to bloom across spring runway collections, and is it really surprising? This year’s collections are no different, however unlike some previous seasons, designers have incorporated new ways to incorporate the print without looking like a garden from head-to-toe. The classic floral design usually includes elegant flowers to give off a romantic, feminine feel. This year, the Spring 2014 runways featured soft floral dresses, while some designers sported a bolder, edgier take on flowers. One approach to the floral trend is graphic black and white floral patterns. Ralph Lauren features a ‘60s-inspired black and white floral … Continue reading Flower Power: Springtime Prints on Trend

Swapping Clothes and Gender Roles

As times have changed, so have fashion’s gender norms. Stella McCartney’s tailored suits always leave the wearers looking sophisticated, while Alexander McQueen’s clothing pushes the boundaries of what women can wear. It is easy to see how menswear can become womenswear and vice versa on the runway, and this still holds true on the street. Transform men’s pieces into women’s by taking notes from Saint Laurent’s Men’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Staying true to the edgy rock star glamour of the label, this look features numerous facets. With a sexy leather pant, cheetah flats and a glitter blazer, this style walks … Continue reading Swapping Clothes and Gender Roles

High Fashion, College Wallet Special: Oscars

With the Oscars quickly approaching, it is always fun to look back on some of the best looks from past years. 2011 had quite a few stunning red carpet looks, but actress Mila Kunis’ lilac lace Elie Saab gown was certainly one of the most striking. Romantic and glamorous, this fresh look was absolutely stunning, and with a few changes it can be made into an equally glam everyday ensemble. A key element to this outfit is color and fabric. To emulate this ensemble, has a “Cross My Lace Back Top” ($22) that combines this fantastic shade of lilac … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Special: Oscars

High Fashion, College Wallet: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs always offers a rather daring and fun view of fashion, especially for its Spring 2014 Collection. This season, the designer chose to specifically highlight color and texture. With pops of both hot and pastel pinks, deep and light teals and striking white and black, the collection embodied the essence of spring while staying edgy and glamorous. One of the most coveted looks paired a simple white long sleeve shirt underneath an adorable rainbow sequined shift dress. This simple combination looked striking on the runway and truly made a statement. Paired with a metallic navy blue sneaker, the color and shimmer of the sequins … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Marc by Marc Jacobs