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Men and women can incorporate varsity-style bomber jackets and beanies or hair accessories into preppy or sporty outfits this fall for a cool, edgy twist. 

Sport fall gear with varsity jackets

By Sabreena Saleem | September 15, 2014

Keep it casual this week in varsity-inspired outerwear, comfy joggers and denim blues.Some people think of fall as a time to wear plaid flannels, cozy sweaters, leather boots and blue denim. Stores usually clear out florals, neons and beach-inspired styles...

Trying out new coats can help with fashion for colder months

By Olivia Rajska | November 6, 2012

As I was walking to class, I spotted senior engineering major Greg McFadden. What caught my attention was the detailing of his outfit. There were many colors, textures and layers that worked together and formed one look. McFadden wore an NIU beanie, a...

Fashion comes from within, live up to your own style

By Olivia Rajska | October 14, 2012

While enjoying my coffee at Starbucks, I spotted Heather Baier’s outfit. The junior biology and nursing major seemed to be right on target with her personal approach to style. Baier was wearing a light blue chambray button-up shirt, gray cardigan sweater...

Fall festivities filled with fashion

By Olivia Rajska | October 8, 2012

Get ready for layers upon layers of sweaters, coats, scarves, hats and gloves; there is a reason some people’s favorite season is fall. The change of weather calls for a new wardrobe with colors fit for the season. According to, the fashion...

Say goodbye to flip flops

By Mellissa McKenna | September 14, 2011

Whether you love it or hate it, fall has indeed arrived. Gone are the days spent lounging by the poolside while attempting to soak up more than the recommended amount of vitamin D. Say goodbye to jean shorts and Ray-Bans, or flip flops and tank tops;...