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Iconic Impressions leads peers with self-image tips

Satta Kendor

April 11, 2016

Sophomore kinesiology major Antonio Holloway said he was inspired to incorporate more colors in his wardrobe after attending Iconic Impressions’ Fashion Fundamentals, which taught students how to dress professionally.Jacob Clayton, CEO and founder of Iconic Impressions and president of Black Male Initiative, and his b...

Rock trendy denim vest with creative, stylish looks

Aymie Telinski

September 9, 2013

A vest can add a touch of cool to any outfit, or another layer of warmth when the nights are getting cooler.Denim vests can add edginess to even the most girly dress. Jean vests come in all shapes in sizes. When picking out one that is right for you, make sure the vest ends at your hips. If longer, the...

Women shouldn’t have to conform to modesty standards

Hayley Devitt

April 28, 2013

With summer on the horizon, clothes are shrinking and judgment abounds. While men are told only to keep a neat appearance, women and girls are urged to stay “modest,” as if their bodies are a source of shame and moral deterioration. Some girls really are more comfortable covering up and others prefer ...

Favorite thing of the week: H&M

Kayla Cameron

March 25, 2013

I spend a lot of my time on online fashion blogs, whether it’s free time or procrastinating with homework and studying. I also browse various YouTube channels and hit up multimedia sites like Tumblr and Pinterest, trying to see if there are any ideas that spark a new angle for my next article. As I fi...

The vintage trend is here to stay

Aymie Telinski

March 6, 2013

Over the past few years, vintage clothing has become more and more popular. AMC’s “Mad Men” set the bar high for vintage wardrobes. Katherine Jane Bryant, the costume designer for the show, has done an impeccable job of dressing each character from head to toe in period-appropriate clothing, incl...

Spring break fashion tips

Olivia Rajska

March 5, 2013

Palm trees, beach tides and swimsuit--oh my. Are you all packed for spring break? A time to relax our minds from all the tests, group projects and homework we tackle on a daily basis. Many students are heading to warmer destinations to get away from the cold, snowy weather and to get their sun on. Be...

Cheap additions to your wardrobe

Deanna Frances

February 26, 2013

With spring just around the corner, you might be thinking about changing your wardrobe from layers of sweaters and jeans to thinner T-shirts, dresses and shorts. Since fashion is a high priority for society, many people try to find the “hottest” looks for the upcoming season. Of course, budget is ...

What you wear on V-Day is just as important

Olivia Rajska

February 12, 2013

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day? Are you having a dinner date with your valentine? Will you be jamming to Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley at the Convocation Center? Or perhaps enjoying a girls night with some wine and box of chocolates? Whatever your Valentine’s Day plans call for, the...

Black and white is a must for any wardrobe

Olivia Rajska

January 13, 2013

Let’s start this spring semester on a classy note: wearing black and white. According to blogger Jena Gambaccini, this simple yet classic color combination is one of the biggest trends seen on the runways for spring 2013 that you can start wearing now. No matter how many trends come and go each season,...

Top 10 things to do (when you don’t know what else to do)

Erica Wood-Bedi

September 23, 2012

10. Learn to laugh. Yes, if you don’t laugh, you will cry. But it’s not all about you, remember. Your laughter can bring such joy to others in their time of need. That in turn will bring a smile to your face and possibly lift your heart. 9. Realize this is only temporary. This very moment could b...

Guest Column: Less spending helps promote a more sustainable environment

Melissa Burlingame

September 15, 2011

Let's be honest: Saving money is more exciting than leading a sustainable lifestyle. Luckily, living sustainably also often saves money, especially when it comes to purchasing second-hand.You may know the phrase "one person's trash is another person's treasure." Think about times growing up when you ...

The importance of showing Huskie pride with your clothes

Lauren Stott

November 22, 2010

When I first started college at NIU, an older student remarked to me, “I hate when I see students on campus wearing shirts from other colleges.” At the time I didn’t understand his disgust. A shirt’s a shirt, who cares what students are wearing? Four years later, though, I remember his words ...