Stick to those sundresses, ladies.
First we find out that high heels are dangerous, now this.
There's a new plague making its way across college campuses from coast to coast. Take one step into your local incorporated coffee shop, vegan restaurant, Urban Outfitters or American Apparel store and you will be afflicted.
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?
I freakin’ love fall. I actually don’t think I can communicate in coherent sentences how I feel about the season. It gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling in the pit of my stomach just thinking of the crisp air, the cozy sweaters, whip cream melting into mug of hot chocolate….I think I might have just wet myself.
Unlike cupcakes and shoulder pads, there are two things that will never go out of style: the color black and denim. Although once seen as casual pants (and before that, as durable pants for men workin' in the fields), jeans have become a staple in today's fashion world.
I love dudes. Straight up, dudes are amazing with their tallness and deep voices and facial hair and whatnot. I even like their ability to eat astounding amounts of food and their random, dorky humor. There are so many awesome things about guys that girls in general just don't have.
To me, New York and Co. was always the store I passed as I walked from Macys to The Gap. Yeah, some of the stuff in the window looked cute, but most of it looked like the stuff librarians wear to work. But one day I decided to pop in and after digging through those Mom jeans and ugly sweaters, I actually found good stuff. No, GREAT stuff.
I love skinny jeans just as much as the next person. They are great to tuck into boots. Great with long tunics. Great for so many things in my 'drobe. But when I feel anything but? Skinny jeans... not such a fan.
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!
Whether you're buying yourself a post-exam present or looking to put something on your list for Santa (with exact color, size and style....you don't want him to get it wrong, do you?) boots should be high on your list. Temperatures are dropping, the snow is starting to fall and your toes are starting to get cold.
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.
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!"
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.
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When every guy you know is a complete let down, your major is still undecided and you can’t find the perfect pair of boots, you feel defeated/without control/craving a brownie. But just because some things never go right, there is one thing in your life that is 100% up to you: your health.
You see, everyone knows the gays love Manhattan. Don’t roll your eyes. Please, we have Broadway…this is their Mecca. And across the water we have Brooklyn, a mother ship for hipsters the world over. They come in droves, boasting blasé attitudes and a taste for bands you’ve probably never heard of before.
As members of the CF (and CC!)community, it’s safe to say we’re all pretty fashion-savvy. We know what’s in, we know what’s out, and most of all we know that most of the season’s “must-haves” come with expiration dates. Similarly, we’re all students. We can’t afford to buy into the latest designer whims- we can barely afford to feed ourselves! So what’s a stylish college girl to do? Reach for the classics, of course.
There’s a new plague making its way across college campuses from coast to coast. Take one step into your local incorporated coffee shop, vegan restaurant, Urban Outfitters or American Apparel store and you will be afflicted. (Or blinded by all the neon spandex and overwhelming scent of cigarettes.)
Every year it boggles my mind when boots and wool sweaters start showing up in stores in mid July. I mean, honestly. Sweat is dripping down my back and I'm supposed to be shelling out dough on the over the knee leather boots and colorful wrap scarves? I think not.
Word on the runway is the color for summer is turquoise. Yay! I am more than happy about this fate. Turquoise looks so glamorous with glowing skin and a mojito. And something else I've noticed about the color? The exotic hue never looks cheap, not even when you're loading up on it for under $20.
No, you're not in the middle of some sorta funny movie where you've suddenly hopped into a hot tub with a few of your friends and were instantly transported back to 1989. (And all the funny parts were shown in the previews.) But yes, crop tops are back. In a big way.
Finding it hard to make your health a daily priority? Can’t stick to that diet? Are you letting a day off turn into a few days? Or a few weeks? Join the club - I know I’m not jumping for joy at the thought of going to the gym either.
As of right now, I have been in the library for a duration of eleven hours. Working on one paper. I left for an hour to steal a free hot dog from a baseball game on campus. This is my life. And it's probably yours if you are stuck in the tornado of finals week, sucking the fun out of our lives.
Here at CollegeCandy, we often take on topics like entertainment, beauty, and fashion. But every once in awhile, we share things that might otherwise fly under the radar, things that aren't necessarily fun to talk about but that we as young women need to know.
I want to be Olivia Palermo. To be fair, I don't want her attitude. Or her brains (or lack thereof). Or her annoying, drunk cousin who is always loafing on her couch. I don't even really want to be on The City. I really just want her wardrobe, namely those adorable men's inspired flats she started rockin' around town last season.
Gap's new denim line is the bomb. The jeans are comfortable, cute, and, unlike the old Gap jeans, don't stretch five sizes, giving you a saggy butt after 10 minutes of wear. And if you haven't tried on a pair of these babies, this weekend is your chance. Bring in a pair of jeans you aren't wearing and get 30% (35% if you have a Gap card!) off a new pair.
Getting dressed for a night out can be quite a conundrum. You don't want to get all decked out in sequins only to spend your night at some dive bar with hay and peanuts on the floor. But you don't want to throw on tattered jeans and a tee only to find out you are going to some swanky mcswankerson lounge.
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.
Khloe Kardashian is notorious for being the loud, outspoken baby sister of the Kardashian kclan. I guess you gotta have that personality when your one older sister just popped out a baby and the other is famous for a sex tape. But while her personality makes a bold statement, its her fashion choices that speak the loudest.
Some of us are extremely frugal - we buy new clothes once a year and never let window displays tempt us into spending our food allowance on a new pair of heels. The rest of us set find ourselves failing miserably year after year as we break our news year's resolution of spending less money as a sale induced coma ends in yet another mini shopping spree.
Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2010? Where did the year go? Where did the decade go? Hell, where did my sequin jacket go? And why did I think that chasing a Jager Bomb with a bottle of Andre was a good idea? Oh lord.
If there's one thing I know about Americans, it's that we've got our priorities straight. We choose McDonalds over home-cooked meals, use plastic over paper (an attempt to "Go Green?") and love fitting into our old jeans more than having sex. Wait, what?
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.
Finding jeans that fit and look great can be nearly impossible, so when you find a brand to trust it's a good idea to stick with it. But these up-and-coming brands are a good reason to hit the dressing rooms again:
Let's cut to the chase. In a short 5 days you will be back home and surrounded by every category of person to ever cross your path. Ever. In your life. The people you never really talked to, but now feel obligated to acknowledge and chat with. The people you didn't like then and surley don't like now. The girls who were bitches to you (and now, because of your cool job, want to kiss your ass)...