This week’s Friday Fashion, brought to you by College Hill Rags, is based on wishful thinking. Bright colors are for spring, but spring is taking its time getting here. Still, the fashionable streets are filled with pop-art shots of color. Not messy graffiti colors, but rather neon hues matched with clean, geometric lines.
From left, Jil Sander, Dior, and Prada. But if you’re like us and can’t afford such high fashion, you can get your color fix at F21, Uniqlo, or even American Apparel if you must.
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Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion, courtesy of style.com
College Hill Rags is bringing Friday Fashion back after a long hiatus, during which the winter weather was severely cramping our style. Now, it’s almost warm again, and we’re ready celebrate with relaxed clothes and a bit of disco glam. Yes, you heard it, the seventies are so in right now. A fusion of casual hippie style with the glamorous side of the seventies. Frizzy hair, sparkle and shine, voluminous clothes. Diane von Furstenberg dancing at Studio 54. We challenge you to cast away your dusty hipster garb and drab minimalist winter clothes. It’s time for some fun! Here are some suggestions for getting your groove on.
1. Seven for All Mankind Georgia trouser jeans
2. Topshop crocheted kimono sweater
3. Lauren by Ralph Lauren wood and leather clogs
4. Forever 21 sunglasses
5. Lucky Brand western shirt
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Now that exams are upon us, there’s no better trend to embrace than sweatpants. Recently on the runways designers have been pairing laid-back sweatpants with leather accessories, giving the old classics a touch of glamor. It’s a bit silly, yes, but gray fleece can look surprisingly chic and flattering when paired with something other than tennis shoes. Try mixing and matching with these athletically-inspired pieces!
1. Cropped top with epaulets by Topshop; 2. and 4. Unisex items by American Apparel; 3. Luxe pleated sweatpants by Oak
As always, see your stylish friends and more trends at collegehillrags.com. Happy spring!
Now that the weather seems like it is going to stay warm, it’s time to look into a pair of shoes that will last you for as long as it’s nice out. Above are some versatile styles that are fashion-forward but not too trendy – think cut-outs, neutral colors, and a bit of a 70’s vibe.
1. Perforated wedges by Jeffrey Campbell
2. Men’s casual oxfords by Topman
3. Nude platforms by Pour la Victoire
4. Cork and raffia platforms by Vince Camuto
5. Embellished sandals by Kelsi Dagger
Check out your fashionable friends at collegehillrags.com! Happy styling, CHR.
Get ready to grin and bare it.
Shades of nude are hitting stores this spring, so go for fresh textured neutrals in beige, buff, nude, putty or taupe. Try adding a single pop of neon to an otherwise neutral look, or mix and match a floaty nude dress with rocker-chic boots or a violet-black lip for a feminine yet decidedly cool spring style.
Don’t want to look like you suited up in well, your birthday suit?
Keep in mind that neutrals come in all sorts of shades, so pick one that complements your skin tone. You can also tap this trend in a subtle way with a pair of leg-lengthening nude pumps or polish in a warm neutral hue on short, square nails.
Guys, try ankle-length beige trousers with a neutral button-down and Desert Boots for a light, summer vacation feel.
1. A nude look from the Spring 2010 Burberry Prorsum runway show, courtesy of www.style.com
2. Patent Leather Pumps by Nude Footwear @ Piperlime, $110
3. Chiffon Dress @ Urban Outfitters, $68
4. Leifsdottir Silk Blouse @ Nordstroms, $228
5. Essie nail polish in Cafe Forgot @ Essie, $8
Remember to check out the blog and see what your fashionable classmates have been wearing around campus!
Within the ubiquitous spring denim trend, we think that relaxed boyfriend jeans are the most versatile and universally flattering style (better than jeggings and patchwork denim, no?). They are a fashion-forward alternative to the reign of the skinny jean on campus. If you’re a girl, boyfriend jeans are unexpected and sexy; if you’re a guy, well, you’re already set, just roll up your cuffs! All the classic denim brands as well as designer labels are rolling out new designs for spring – here are just a few suggestions.
1. Levi’s 501 Boyfriend Cut Jean
2. William Rast Edie Skinny Boyfriend Jean
3. Calvin Klein Boyfriend Jean
(images courtesy of respective sites)
In case you missed our post last week, College Hill Rags is a fashion blog that focuses on the sartorial choices and trends among College Hill denizens. We are collaborating with Blog Daily Herald for exclusive Friday Fashion posts, but check out collegehillrags.com to see your most stylish friends!