Winter Style Showcase

We’re baaaaackkkk. Style Spotted will now be running every Saturday/Sunday and be sure to look out for our Instagrams! Although the weather is frigid, students still find ways to showcase chic winter style. Ryley Llorente, CAS Freshman What he is wearing Top: Polo Flannel: H&M Jacket: North Face Pants: Gap Shoes: Converse Susie Benitez, Liberal Studies Freshman What she is wearing Top: Old Navy Coat: Vince Camuto Pants: H&M Beanie:Trapstar Shoes: Hunter Boots Anika Himani, Liberal Studies Freshman What she is wearing Top: Zara Vest: NEXT Pants: Uniquelo Necklace: JCrew Watch: Michael Kors Shoes: Ellie Tahari Monisha Ravisetti, Liberal Studies Freshman What … Continue reading Winter Style Showcase

High Fashion, College Wallet Marni Pre-Fall

The sophisticated, whimsical patterns, colors, and fabrics of Marni’s chic pre-fall collection echoed Soundsuits—wearable textile sculptures by the artist Nick Cave. The collection included standout multicolor alpaca and wool vests, wide-legged trousers, and understated dresses in a range of lengths.  The silhouettes were strong and somehow minimalistic despite the multitude of patterns.  Because of the streamlined pieces, the collection can be easily recreated on a student’s budget. This look seems super put-together, yet is actually really comfortable, and will also act as a great transition look between seasons.  Some of these pieces you may already have—a button down shirt, a sweater … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Marni Pre-Fall

Staying Chic in Wintertime Coats

Let’s face it—brisk temperatures and blustery winds have finally made their arrivals, and it doesn’t look like they are in a hurry to leave anytime soon. If there’s any must-have item for NYU students this winter, it is a good coat. However, finding a coat that is warm enough for the chilliest days and doesn’t look too bulky can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully, designers have shown off countless options for staying warm and looking stylish on the Fall/Winter runways, and students can easily emulate them on a college budget.   Pastels Pastel hues are no longer reserved for spring and sunny weather! … Continue reading Staying Chic in Wintertime Coats

High Fashion College Wallet: Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2014

The Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2014 at New York Fashion Week presented a remix of the mid-sixties pop movement in London. The line showcased capes, tweedy coats, lapel blazers, tartan skirts and school girl pleated minis paired with Mary Janes or knee high boots. Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane drew inspiration from artist John Baldessari’s appropriation in art to create a parallel between art and youth culture. While these looks are ready-to-wear, the cost is not as attainable; however, similar looks can be found in places not as detrimental to the college budget. This look in particular pays homage to the … Continue reading High Fashion College Wallet: Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2014

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

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: Raf Simons

Belgian menswear designer Raf Simons often uses bold graphics in bright colors for his collections, making them hard to emulate. His Spring/Summer 2014 collection followed suit, showcasing a multitude of stripes and layered tops in various colors. A particular look from the runway show features an oversized striped shirt paired with slim-fit black pants and sneakers in a matching color palette. The shirt is the centerpiece of the outfit and unfortunately, thanks to Simons’ signature designs, nearly impossible to match. Nevertheless, close attention to to his choice of color, fit and style work well as compensation. Take into consideration the … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Raf Simons