Because pants suck.
Ah...another fall, another take on the classic debate.
In the colder months, all I want to do is roll out of bed, take my blankets with me and sit in class with a cup of hot chocolate. The closest thing to my pjs would probably be leggings, a hoody and some Ugg boots, as they definitely offer the most comfort, but I love fashion, and I'm a firm believer that you can have comfort and style at the same time.
Being as this is the season of Lent, when good Catholic boys and girls are sacrificing one of their favorite luxuries for 40 days, I started to wonder, how productive an idea is this for the 21st century? I’m all for penance, don’t get me wrong, love me some BDSM, but while you can give up certain things, are their ones that you shouldn’t give up?
• Would you buy a pair of the grossest leggings ever? • Robert Downey Jr. named his son Exton. • This guy can't handle the Bieber Fever. • Who's on your dream Dancing with the Stars cast? • Did you stalk your middle school crushes? (Admit it.) • Celebrities pets are the cutest pets.
Even though Olivia Palermo hasn't graced our TV screens in a while, the paparazzi is still following her around. I don't know why, but she's stylish and I covet many of her ensembles, so I'm cool. She's like the American Kate Middleton, but way more visually interesting (and personally I think she has better hair).
Looking back at childhood photos can be a pretty painful experience. While we’d like to blame our parents for dressing us like idiots, the truth is we used to beg them to buy us the most heinous apparel. In retrospect, our multicolored braces weren’t cool, leggings didn’t fit our bodies as good back then as they do now, and our pink fuzzy pigtail holders didn’t make us look like Baby Spice, they made us look like baby prostitutes.
I am not a leisure wear person. I only wear hoodies out in public when running errands or at the curling rink. I do dress for comfort when I'm at home, but people rarely see me like this. Want proof? A couple of weeks ago a friend came to my building to grab something and her boyfriend told me he had never seen me dressed casually before (I was wearing a hoodie and jeans). After receiving my UNCL hoodie, this might change.
I could probably wrack my brain and crank out a seriously amazing sociology paper on the phenomenon of Kim Kardashian and how she parlayed having a big butt and a sex tape into a legitimate, relatively long-lasting career, but I'd much rather talk about her banging sense of style.
One of the biggest fashion trends for the 2010-2011 fall/winter season is velvet. The ultra-soft fabric looks and feels luxurious, so it's great for holiday parties. It's also warm, making it perfect for cold weather.
It might be your roommate’s birthday, or your birthday, or just another Saturday night on campus. Either way, you are currently standing in front of your over-stuffed closet in a towel with wet hair dripping down your back. You’ve got your pre-party mix blasting from your laptop as you scan your closet for something to wear.
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.
Victoria's Secret knows sexy - there’s no doubting that. But they also know that you don’t need to be in nothing but your $50 bra to feel sexy; all you need is this pair of leggings.
he first day of fall came only a week ago and I've already stuffed all my shorts into a duffel and shoved them under my bed. Nothing, I tell you, nothing (okay, other than Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes), is more enticing about fall than the clothing choices. I mean, where to start?
I'm a pretty big fan of the slouchy/relaxed pants. Pants with elastic waistbands considered trendy? Why on EARTH would any of us ever complain? We can now wear pants that hide how much pizza we've actually eaten, we won't have to unbutton them under the table and people (mainly girls) will tell us we look cute.
A few months ago, we questioned the sanity of the designers behind American Apparel. Walking into one of their stores is like walking into the brain of someone with multiple personalities: to the left, the perfect hoodie. To the right, a shiny, gold body suit. Wha???
I wouldn’t exactly say it's a coincidence that these new Camelflage panties came out just as the number of camel toes seems to be rising at an exponential rate. They’re everywhere! At the MTV movie awards, standing next to me on the subway – heck, at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw a few on the soccer field at the World Cup this Saturday.
I'll admit, a few years ago when leggings came back in style, I thought there was no way I'd wear them. In fact, I told everyone I knew that I'd rather "walk around pants-less than try and pass off some leggings as pants." Obviously, I've since eaten my words.
So, you may not know this, but I'm a teensy obsessed with world history. The fact that I'd rather watch a movie like "300" over a movie like "Legally Blonde" makes it's safe to say that I am a history nerd raised to the 10th power. But while the battles and the coups and the whole mummy thing interests me, what really gets me riled up is what everyone was wearing.
I work with Renee and whenever we work together, I always catch myself stealing glances at her fantastic outfits. I love how Renee makes fashion look so easy, like she didn't even try but somehow always looks totally chic and put together.
Right now everyone is re-thinking and re-styling 80s trends and glam rock. Neon is everywhere; you can’t go anywhere without seeing leather leggings; embellished boots have made a kick-ass comeback; and my ultimate favorite, embellished Michael Jackson inspired t-shirts, can make any girl feel like a smooth criminal (OK, so not actually a criminal, but they will make you feel pretty bad ass).
You've seen the commercials (and most likely remember them because they used to discuss "the big O"), but have you actually perused Overstock.com? The site might be overwhelming to some, but that is because it is chock full of awesome deals on clothes, shoes and accessories (in addition to home goods, decor and linens). Overstock.com brings you items that are marked down by up to 80% (!!) and they ship fast and cheap.
It's no secret that you can easily find stylish looks for under $20 all over the place. From Forever 21 to Wet Seal, us gals know where to go for the deals. Occasionally, though, my quest for cuteness leads me to a website I've never heard of that has some great finds, like this one: Heavenly Couture. Nothing on this site is over $17.95. Nothing!
This week's Budget Stylista goes out to every girl like me who's trekked in sloshy snow to her favorite shop and couldn't stop herself from loading up on the spring styles. No more waiting 6 long, cold months to sport your new goods; I will show you how to wear them now without catching frostbite and then again once the snow (and your body) thaws out.
As the weather continues to grow colder, wearing our favorite spring and summer skirts and dresses becomes increasingly difficult if not impossible. If you’re a girly-girl, or just one to embrace a year-round feminine look, you’ve probably been trying to adapt to the changing seasons without losing any of your style.
And that, my friends, is when you should head to Target. Not only can you get a gift for everyone on your entire list there, but you can also pick up stuff for yourself without feeling guilty. Seriously, they've got a ton (and I mean a TON) of really great stuff under $20 lining those racks. I just want it all. And at these prices, I may just get it all.
As 2009 quickly comes to an end (can you freakin’ believe it’s almost 2010?!), we are all looking forward to a new year in some way or another. Maybe you’ve set some super ambitious resolutions you can’t wait to start on (I will be living 2010 on a treadmill), or maybe you're excited to ring in the New Year in a fabulous dress and even more fabulous friends.
New Year's Eve is hands down the best excuse to dress up. But that doesn't mean you gotta splurge on some hot frock that will look great in pictures, but not so great sitting in the back of your closet for the next 2 years because you have nowhere to wear it again.
Enter from stage left: the best new hairspray ever from beauty giant, L'Oreal. Apparently Europe has been in The Know on this stuff for years, but some ingredient made it illegal to sell in the U.S. Not anymore! With a new formula this bad boy is on shelves nationwide and, thanks to me putting you in The Know, it will be flying off said shelves quite soon.
I knew I wanted to feature Amalia for my fashionista-of-the-week from the moment I saw her walking to Psych class, leggings tucked into her buckled riding boots and a funky bright-blue American Apparel zip-up on top.
If I know one thing it's that girls who only shop at Victoria's Secret for the bras/panties/sexy lingerie are really missing out. That Vicki has a lot more to offer than lacy underthings that make your boobs look huge; Victoria's Secret is also an awesome place to stock up on clothes, shoes and beauty products. They even have jeans that give your butt some lift!
The two things I love most about fall are the food and the fashion, which means Thanksgiving is a major jackpot. I get to dress up all cute and stuff my face with turkey. It’s wonderful…for the first ten minutes. Then my stomach begins to protrude over my skintight mini and I start having a hard time breathing.
If your fall look is a little under the weather, check out my remedy for an effortless and chic way to survive the season without having to shop for a whole new look. Simply buy an item from the following six categories and you'll be ready to face the fall in style. And the best part is, you don't need to blow your budget; most pieces are under a $100.
We all have that friend who can wear the same dress over and over and over again, but each time it somehow looks new. Or different. Or cooler. "I wish I could do that," you think as you stare at your dress and think that by wearing different shoes you will somehow achieve a whole new look.