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Apr 20, 2012

Clutch Essentials For The Club [Budget Stylista]

It's almost summer, and the days spent cramming for finals and living the dorm life are winding down. To celebrate acing your exams, go out with a second semester bang by clubbing with the girls! Often times I find myself annoyed while packing my clutch, because I have to remove and replace items because of the size. I'm not about to carry around a tote, but I'm an over-packer/planner.

Apr 13, 2012

Wardrobe Staples Every College Girl Needs [Budget Stylista]

The trends this season have been amazing. Spring is always a fantastic time to renew your style, but for Budget Stylistas, an entire new wardrobe is not in the cards. Purchasing a few key pieces will keep your looks stylish and give the illusion that your closet is just as full as your wallet. The following looks are chameleons of the fashion industry, transformable for any occasion.

Apr 6, 2012

Ditch the Skanky, Remain Sexy [Budget Stylista]

Living in a college town typically makes partying Tuesday-Saturday an acceptable after school activity. This is thrilling and all, but the more I go out, the more I begin to realize how skanky the typical “going out” look has become. Sure, we’re all young with hot bods, but when did style become a free show of goodies?

How to Have a Stylish Spring on Campus [Budget Stylista]

Here in the Midwest, awkward weather has set in. One week, 85 degrees. And the next week? 36. This has caused much style confusion throughout campuses as I witness athletic shorts and tees worn to the clubs, denim shorts and tall UGG boots worn to the dining halls and even sequin dresses and wedges worn to class. As your Budget Stylista, I’ve decided to go over affordable, proper spring attire for the library, classroom and local bar.

Budget Stylista: Spring $avings on Dresses

Hallelujah. March 20th marked the first official day of spring! I’m sure winter didn’t put a damper on the partying habits of weekend warriors or college girls that go hard; however, I will admit my style took the backseat when venturing out on the weekends this winter. To officially welcome warmer weather, dress up your wardrobe with some affordable fresh party threads via Forever21.

Budget Stylista: Louboutins for the Louboubroke

Just when you thought spring-like weather was finally about to peak and unfreeze campus grounds, designers are cranking out fall/winter 2012 collections like it’s going out of style. Collection after well-constructed collection, trends take on new life and begin their journey to boutiques and department stores.

Feb 24, 2012

Budget Stylista: Spring Baby Phat Phix

The only thing worse than watching Betsey Johnson’s designs strut down the runway and take a life of their own? Knowing you could afford a tank top…maybe…if you saved up for five months. Thankfully, top designers like the Baby Phat team have graced all college girls and young women alike with reasonable prices and beautiful looks.

Feb 17, 2012

Budget Stylista: Carrying Change With a Della Tote Bag

For these past few winter months, we've been making statements while keeping warm with layers upon layers of clothing. As we start thinking about lighter looks, it's the perfect time to play up a great statement bag. If you're looking for a burst of cheery color and fashion with a conscience, check out DellaLA, a company that creates gorgeous products as well as helps the women of Hohoe, Ghana.

Feb 3, 2012

Budget Stylista: Spring Looks for Less

Though shopping on a budget takes a little more effort, it can keep your closet full and your wallet fuller. With spring approaching new trends have been gracing the malls, outlets, runways and celebrities ensembles. A few major trends, including color blocking and blazers, have been seen just about everywhere. Designers like Jason Wu, Donatella Versace and Balenciaga have welcomed the trend with open arms.

Dec 30, 2011

Budget Stylista: Flares

Flares are a big trend this fall/winter, which is surprising as they've typically been a spring hit. This denim cut can add length to any height and looks good on any body type. Now that skinny jeans have become so common -- they are a staple in almost everyone’s wardrobe -- Stylistas are seeking a less skintight alternative.

Dec 23, 2011

Budget Stylista: Red

Red has it's heyday during the holiday season (and Valentine's Day!), but that doesn't mean you can't look fabulous in this feisty color any time of year. Stand out in a crowded bar in a lust-red bodycon dress, or look sophisticated in a berry-red blouse for your in-class presentation. Red is perfect for a first date or just to spice up your look for everything from work to class to Saturday night

Dec 16, 2011

Budget Stylista: Polka Dots

Polka dots had a big come back this season. Modern takes on polka-dots have been shown all over the runway by designers who were inspired by the vintage print. Polka dots manage to make a dress look chic without being too busy. They can also make a classic purse look up-to-season. This trend ranges from bold to understated, and is far from just black and white.

Dec 9, 2011

Budget Stylista: Aztec Print

Aztec prints are all over every celebrity fashionista and runway model this season. From geometric inspired to floral-esq, the Aztec print is constantly revamped and always fabulous. But with this chic print comes some rules: don't overload, do try in bright colors, and do wear into spring!