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Mar 14, 2011

Shop Your Closet: Boyfriend Jeans

I'm being incredibly optimistic about the weather. After several weeks of gray skies, rain, snow, sleet and at times a strange hybrid of precipitation, the weather network is telling me it's going to be sunny next week(!!!) And after months of only wearing things that can be stuffed into boots that make my feet sweat, all I want to do is show a little ankle (even if it means shaving my legs).

Jan 10, 2011

Shop Your Closet: Plaid Shirt

As plaid shirts have been super popular the last few years, pretty much every college girl has one in her wardrobe. (This college girl has 5. NBD.) If not, it's easy to find someone to beg, borrow or steal (and return washed) one from. If you have a plaid shirt that is flannel, it's a great way to add pattern to your daily wardrobe, while still having a cozy piece of clothing to face the cold in.

Jan 3, 2011

Shop Your Closet: Shawl-Collar Sweater

If you made a New Year's Resolution to wear sweatpants less, it's time to start finding alternatives that are just as easy to wear and comfortable. Not possible, you say? Well listen up, woman! That cozy, warm, comfy feeling you get with sweats can be mimicked with a warm sweater, such as a shawl-collared pullover.

Dec 27, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Sweatshirt

It's the week after Christmas, you've spent the weekend enjoying holiday treats and all you want to do is bum around the house. It's cold outside. You're cringing at the thought of stumbling out into the treacherous terrain, but you made plans to meet up with a friend.

Dec 20, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Back to Basics for NYE

Forget battling the crowds at the mall or spending oodles of money on something you'll most likely only wear once (either because it's too fancy for any other occasion or ruined when your friend spills her vodka cran down the front); all you need for the perfect New Year's look is a little creativity and all those basics you've got stuffed into drawers.

Dec 13, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Boyfriend Blazer

Learning how to layer under your boyfriend blazer is an important skill for the winter but one that will pay off until the snow starts to thaw in May. I've got three fabulous options that require nothing more than some creativity and all the clothes you've already got in your closet. With this, there's no excuse for that shapeless winter wear, ladies!

Dec 6, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans have been popular for a long time now. You've probably got quite a few pairs in your closet and you've been wearing them for years. But that's the problem. There's only so many ways you can style a pair of skinnies and your everyday look is starting to get boring.

Nov 29, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Strapless Dress

I'm a huge fan of dresses. They're feminine, comfortable and instantly make you dressed up, even if you just rolled out of bed. But despite my dress devotion, the colder it gets outside, the less inclined I am to actually wear one. Or at least, that's how it used to be.

Nov 22, 2010

Shop Your Closet: White Button-up Shirt

Whether or not you ever wear it, you probably have a white button-up shirt in your closet. If your mom bought it for you, thinking it would be a good wardrobe foundation (she was right!) or it's one of your go-tos for job interviews, it's a pretty common piece to own.

Nov 15, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Black Cardigan

One thing I'm sure you everyone owns is a black cardigan. It's definitely an essential item for the college girl - it goes with anything, is easy to wear, is perfect for layering when going from a cold classroom to a steamy library, and doesn't show the dirt that's accumulated since your last laundry day....3 weeks ago.

Nov 8, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Ruffled Top

There's a pile of clothes on the floor beside your closet, and you're still standing in your undies undecided about what to wear. The transitional season wardrobe slump has hit you. Whether key pieces of clothing are sitting in your hamper (two wears over what is considered hygienic) or you just can't make up your mind, you have nothing to wear. On the verge of running late for your class, your job or meeting up with friends, you know you have to "Make it work!"

Nov 1, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Fair Isle Cardigan

Got a case of the Mondays? Having trouble getting dressed after your weekend of Halloween celebrations? Before you roll out of bed and instinctively go for your comfiest sweats and slide your feet into a pair of Uggs, please stop and consider the following:

Oct 25, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Rain boots

I love most things about fall - anything made with pumpkin, cozy sweaters and my TV shows starting back up - but the one thing I've never been a fan of is the dampness and rain that comes with all these wonderful things. At least until I invested in a pair of good quality rain boots.

Oct 18, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Cropped Blazer

One of the most versatile items you can have in your wardrobe is a blazer. When you're operating with limited closet space or a limited budget, you want to make sure you have items (especially outerwear) that go with pretty much anything, and a cropped blazer is one of the go-to pieces you should own.

Oct 11, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Leather Skirt

The leather skirt is super versatile and can be worn with a wide variety of items for many different occasions. Though this item may seem tricky to incorporate into your wardrobe, it's a challenge everyone should take on. Especially because it's possible to build outfits around a leather skirt with stuff you've already got lying around (because lord knows you haven't had time to hang anything up since midterms started....).

Oct 4, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Shorts

Every year when I start school I get so excited to show off my summer wardrobe (that no one got to see for three months) for a few weeks. But then the leaves start to change, the Halloween stores pop up, and my cute summer clothes get banished to the back of my closet, where they sit taking up precious space for the rest of the year.

Sep 27, 2010

Shop Your Closet: The Striped Tank

As the temperatures stop, drop, and roll (or just drop), we must say goodbye to our favorite summer styles in favor of warmer options. And it's depressing. Not because we don't love fall (because, DUH, we do), but because it's hard to part with best friends and that perfectly worn-in tank, that's been with you through everything, is the best friend of all.

Sep 13, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Full Skirt

Fashion is all about recycling trends (which is why I kick myself when I think about all those leggings I got rid of in the '90s ). One decade that made a strong reappearance during the Fall/Winter 2010 runway shows was the 1950s. With the overwhelming popularity of Man Med, this really comes as no surprise