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Fall Fashion emphasizes comfort with style

Corduroy is a material common seen in skirts and jackets that is known for its durability.

Alyse Jones

August 26, 2019

Summer of 2019 was a blast and it went by fast, but it’s time to say goodbye to summer wear and hello to fall fashion. From old trends to new, students need a fresh view on what’s to come.  Same ole trendsIt’s back to pairing Jansport and Adidas backpacks with NIU’s school colors of cardinal and black. Knot...

Knitting DIY: Winter Hat

Sarah Lalond

December 14, 2018

Brace your friends against the cold DeKalb winter by crafting a cute, homemade Christmas present with a knit hat. Grab Your ToolsKnit hats are typically made with bigger, chunky stitches. Choose a skein that needs at least a nine mm needle.Walmart has a variety of inexpensive yarn. I chose the off-white, pep...

Shop Around: Changing seasons mean new boot deals

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Abby Wisecarver

November 29, 2018

With this time of year, fashion trends change. Put away those flip-flops and sandals, because it’s time to break out the boots. Although most boots can be expensive, if you shop around, consumers can have the same style for a cheaper price.For this season, I decided that I wanted a new pair of boots. I ...

Winter Clothing Drive to accept donations until end of semester

Northern Star Staff

November 29, 2018

DeKALB — Members of First and Second Year Experience [FYSE] and Student Involvement & Leadership Development [SILD] brought the giving spirit to campus this semester with the Winter Clothing Drive.The Winter Clothing Drive has been open since the first day of classes Aug. 27 and will continue col...

Where My Witches At?: A Ghoul’s Guide to Halloween Parties


Samantha Manahan

October 26, 2017

Halloween is approaching fast, and costume parties are undoubtedly expected by me and all my college pals. Throwing a party can be difficult, but by using these tricks and treats, you will be able to make your party absolutely wicked.Which Witch is WhichWhen being the “ghostest with the mostest,” ...

Fashion major shares tips to shop and save

Sophia Phillips

September 22, 2016

DeKALB | Finding fall fashions and trends for a low cost may be tricky for a fashion-forward student on a budget.Some of the top trends this fall are exposed shoulders, bomber jackets, velvet, chokers and loafers.The biggest mistake consumers make when shopping for trends is paying too much, said Joanne K...

Embrace Hipster fashion with trendy tips

Embrace Hipster fashion with trendy tips

Kayla Cameron

October 22, 2013

Kayla CameronColumnistDon’t trade in your McDonald’s coffee for an organic chai latte to look hipster.Rock the glassesNot everyone has a prescription for their glasses. For those without prescription glasses, don’t fret: Buy fake glasses at stores like Forever 21 and H&M. If you’re not f...

High-waisted shorts work in fall

High-waisted shorts work in fall

Aymie Telinski

September 10, 2013

The fashionable high-waisted shorts seen throughout summer music festivals can still be worn today.This trend isn’t completely new to the fashion world. Moms have been rocking these bad boys since the ’80s; however, shorts have gone from plain blue, to patterned and colored, and are even made of fabric...

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 ...