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Top 5 Summer Fashion Trends

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If you’re going to buy new clothes this summer, spend that hard earned cash on these items that will make you own any room you walk into. The five biggest trends this summer are:

1. Pastels

Be on the lookout for lighter, summer-y versions of your favorite colors. Lavender is huge this summer; wear it with light neutrals and get ready to watch the compliments roll in.

Lavendar Top White Pants Summer Fashion

Photo © style elixer

2. Maxi Skirts And Dresses

This is the easiest way to look stylish this summer. Just put on a maxi skirt or dress and voila! Your outfit’s done—and super cute. These are also great for when you don’t know what to wear, as you can just put them on and leave the house. Pair them with wedges for an especially leg-lengthening look. Rocking the maxi skirt? Try it with a crocheted tank and sandals.

Blue Maxi Skirt Summer Fashion

Photo © Glamour-Zine

3. Harem Pants

Another easy way to instantly look chic. They’re like fancy sweatpants that, again, only take a second to put on but take your outfit to the next level. Seeing as how they’re both comfortable and fashionable, whoever made these trendy needs to be put in charge of all future trends. Pair with a tucked in tank top and blazer for a hot date-night option.

Black Harem Pants Summer Fashion

Photo © Savage

4. Fringe

Crochet, lace, and pom-pom fringe. This summer, be the most stylish person at the beach and wear high-waisted shorts and a kimono-inspired pullover, fringe included, with some sandals.

kimono-inspired pullover fringe summer fashion

Photo © free people

5. Overalls

Trust me on this one—these are going to be huge this summer. They’re nostalgic, they’re comfortable, and it feels like you’re back in kindergarten—what’s not to love? Pair with a simple tee and some converse. Extra credit if you finger paint or rollerblade while wearing them.

Overalls Summer Fashion

Photo © Sincerely Jules

What is your favorite summer look?

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Comeback Fashions

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Marilyn Monroe had it right when she said, “your clothes should be tight enough to show you’re a woman, but loose enough to show you’re a lady.”

Paging through the magazines I read every month (People, InStyle, Cosmo, Vogue, and Self), it’s impossible not to pay attention to the fashion trends taking over each season. Most of the photos in these magazines are the same – low rise jeans, cleavage-baring tank tops, and knee-high boots. I can’t help but wish certain “old-fashioned” styles would make a comeback like…

1. Longer Skirts or at least skirts past the thigh. Too often I see girls going out in skirts that are so short, they could pass for a regular shirt. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I think modesty will always be in style.

Woman Wearing Long Fashionable Skirt

Photo © Leather Fashion Fashionista

2. Trench Coats. Something matching the length of your dress looks super classy and put together. Also, whatever happened to wearing coats in the winter that are actually warm and don’t just look like they’re warm? You can be comfortable and fashionable, you know.

Woman wearing winter trench coat

Photo © Buytrends2012

3. Shoulder-less Shirts. None of this one-shoulder or strapless stuff. I’m talking about wide-necked shirts that show a lot of collarbone. College women today have forgotten how to show skin and still be classy.

Girl wearing shoulder-less shirt

Photo © Shop Bop

4. Pearls. Diamonds are beautiful but pearls are timeless. Pearls say classy, sweet, feminine. Diamonds say all that and a dollar value.

Girl wearing pearl necklaces

Photo © TJ Scott

5. Classic Swimsuits. I miss the days when women weren’t so scantily clad wearing only patches of fabric at the beach. Taylor Swift had it going on with the Kennedy’s, now where are the rest of the apron and corset styles?

Girl wearing a vintage pink pin-up bathing suit

Photo © Bright Industries

Is there a certain something you wish more women would wear? Comment and let us know!

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5 Fall Fashion Trends for Men and Women

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One of the best things about a new school year is the back to school shopping! We get to reinvent ourselves and try new styles. When trying new trends, don’t stray too far from your comfort zone. Incorporate the new pieces with your signature style.

Try one of these fall fashion trends:

For The Ladies

1. Form-Fitting Jackets accentuate your figure and look professional both in the classroom and on the job. Look for one with a little embellishment and wear it with another fall trend (a cloche hat or a fedora).

Woman in Blazer

Photo © shopglovebox

2. High-Waisted Pants follow us from summer into fall. Wear them in pinstripes or a neutral color. How high can you go?

3. Wool wraps will keep you cozy and stylish as the colder weather moves in. Look for warm tones, like burnt red, brown, and orange.

4. Plaid used to be seen only on the farm, but it’s now recognized as a go-to fall pattern. Shirts, skirts, dresses, jackets… it will be easy to incorporate this piece into your wardrobe.

5. Ripped denim and colored jeans are another summer staple. The neon and pastel colors from spring turn into autumn’s warm tones. Denim pairs well with anything; wear your colored jeans with a graphic tee, a white polo, or a crisp blazer.

Stylish Woman in Colored Jeans

Photo © Virginie-Workshop

For The Guys

1. A Tie makes you look put together and professional, and also comfortable and casual.

2. Plaid doesn’t just work for the ladies this fall, it’s working for men too. Pair it with a tie for a bold, patterned look.

3. Lightweight Leather Jackets will keep you warm and make you look sharp whether you’re on your way to class, or out on the town Friday night. Also try a military style jacket.

Guy in Leather Jacket

Photo © asnagpal

4. Fitted Suits are a smart way to get your boss to take you more seriously and to look professional at any job or internship interviews you may have. Try one in a midnight blue or another neutral color.

Guy in Black Fitted Suit

Photo © Carl Sutherwood

5. Scarves, Tweed, and Hats, oh my! Work the plaid into your scarf, the tweed into a fitted jacket, and pair it with some jeans and you’ve got an outfit! When picking out a hat, try the versatile fedora or cowboy.

 

What will you be wearing this fall season? 

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Spring Trends for Men and Women

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By guest blogger Serena Piper
Journalism major at the University of Oregon. Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Oregon. Magazine, freelance blogger, future world traveler. In her spare time, she likes to read as many books as she can, go for long drives, and peruse news websites. Hopes to one day write for National Geographic.

April showers bring May flowers, but the dreariness doesn’t have to apply to your wardrobe, too. Spring is here, and with each new season comes new trends. You may be fine sticking with your normal t-shirt, jeans, and flip-flops or Chucks, but just in case you want to switch things up a bit, here are a few spring trends I dare you to try!

Photo by Leah Robin Napier.

For the ladies:

Pleats

On the runway, Dior is showing off its collection and love of nude pleats, black pleats… pleats in every color! When the weather is nice, break out a pleated skirt and match it with some cute flats or to hit the town in style and dress it up with heels.

Neons

This spring is all about the electricity color can bring. Pair some bright orange skinny jeans with a simple top, or grab a pair of hot pink heels. Not comfortable with so much color? Grab some neon-colored bracelets.

Lace

Lacey tank tops, lacey skirts, lacey bathing suits…the choice is yours! Play up your femininity with something flirty and watch the heads turn.

Roaring 20s

Designers like Roberto Cavalli and Gucci are showing their jazz age spirit on the runways with drop-waist dresses and deco detailing. A little fringe never hurt anyone, right? If you’re going out this weekend, this is your go-to style. Take a break from the short miniskirts and take a hint from the 20’s.

Summer Suits

Ralph Lauren and Rachel Zoe know what they’re doing. Instead of wearing barely-there jean shorts (a la Daisy Duke), try a summer suit: dressed up pin-lined shorts with a nice, crisp blazer. You’ll look casual, yet sophisticated and put together.

Guys can dress up any occasion with a leather jacket. Photo by El Cabron.

For the men:

Leather Jackets

Guys, just in case you’ve been living under a rock the last century, women love guys in leather (must have something to do with the bad boy image, go figure). The awesome thing about leather jackets is that they work with jeans, dress pants, suits, whatever! Faux or real, no one will care and you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank. Nordstrom offers them, as well as Guess.

Moccasins

From what I’ve heard, these bad boys are worth the money. Celebs like Peter Facinelli and Zac Efron have been spotted wearing these comfy kickers out and about and it’s no wonder. They’re quick to put on and they’re a simple accessory that goes a long way toward making you a classic. Gucci, Ugg, and Zappos.com all over moccasins in a variety of styles and prices.

Khakis and Cargos

Both must haves, khakis and cargos offer comfort and versatility. Grab a pair of these Sun-FadedChinos by Ralph Lauren and you’ll be the most crisp-looking guy on campus. What to remember: khakis are more fitted while cargos are baggier and casual. With both, don’t buy them too baggy, otherwise you risk looking sloppy.

Do some research of your own to find out what’s hot for spring and let us know which trends you’ll be rocking!

 

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Looking Cool When the Heat is On

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Some simple ways to make your wardrobe work all summer long

By Guest Blogger Charmaine Ng I UNIVERSITY OF OREGON:Ambitious and talented, honest and human, this tri-lingual social media strategist and curator is also a published author. Harbors a secret desire to one day have a multi-hyphenated title.

July is here, and by now, we’ve all settled in our summer routines. But remember to enjoy your break in style! Leave behind your short shorts and tank tops for a retro, loud celebration. I know the guys don’t really care, but girls, here are some tips for refreshing your wardrobe that will have you looking – and feeling – cool.

Go Retro and Girly for Play

Tailor these trends to fit your style, and you’re golden. If you’re not into following trends, update your essentials with bright accessories and colors that put you in a summer mood.

  • Get yourself a pair of wide-leg pants. Yes, the 70s are back in full force. Skinny jeans may look great, but while the heat is on, this roomier, breathable style throwback will keep you cool. This look is graceful on those blessed with long legs or the ability to walk in high heels. Keep the volume under control by tucking in a contrasting fitted shirt.
  • Go feminine and classic with a maxi skirt. More skin isn’t always sexier, and for summer a pretty maxi skirt – especially when you pair it with a sweet tank or gauzy cotton top – is a wear-anywhere combo. If you’re wearing a maxi dress, accent it with a signature belt to define your figure.

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  • Add a touch of crochet to your cover-up. It’s subtle and totally not granny-like anymore! Rock black and navy blue for some edge, or go for ivory if you’re a little more conservative.

For Workplace Wear, Be Smart but Sassy

Got a job or doing an internship this summer? You might be wondering how you can look professional when the temperature outside is 90 in the shade.

While every company has its own culture and its own style (I’m wearing flip flops right now!), designer Michael Kors suggests showing off with color, not skin. Break up a neutral wardrobe with a colorful cardigan. Play with pops of color when the temperature goes up by wearing an eye-catching accessory. And it’s fine to show off your arms – just no strapless dresses.

Morganne Hatfield, University of Oregon junior, is interning at a consulting firm in Seattle, a city notorious for its temperamental weather. So she needs “a bit of everything – boots, sandals, boyfriend jeans, skinnies, stripes.” Ursula Wagner, Oregon senior, suggests looking at Nordstrom’s patterned skirts and dresses from the junior’s section for great summer work-wear options.

What’s in your summer wardrobe? How are you keeping beautiful and cool in the blazing heat?

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