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Dress like a show star

By Kayla Cameron | November 12, 2013

Recreating the style of your favorite character on TV is easier than you think.Most characters have a distinct style that makes them stand out. Although wardrobe designers spend hours creating a distinct outfit, students can recreate these attractive...

Bundle up in November’s warmest trends

Bundle up in November’s warmest trends

By Kayla Cameron | November 4, 2013

Grab these November fashion essentials because it’s going to be a cold one.Bundle upWindy and unruly DeKalb winters with horrible temperatures are unforgiving. Covering up with a simple North Face isn’t going to do it.Invest in a heavy duty winter...

Halloween: nailed it

By Kayla Cameron | October 28, 2013

Fashionistas can combine funk and flair in their Halloween costumes with some innovative nail art.FrankensteinApply a base coat to your nail to create a barrier that protects your nail from any chemicals in the polish or staining. Add a solid neon green...

Embrace Hipster fashion with trendy tips

Embrace Hipster fashion with trendy tips

By Kayla Cameron | October 22, 2013

Don’t trade in your McDonald’s coffee for an organic chai latte to look hipster.

Rock the glasses

Not 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 feeling confident in your glasses, opt for some Ray-Ban knockoffs or a pair of circle-lens sunglasses. Both of these shades are spotted often in the hipster style.

Invest in skinny jeans

Hipsters go crazy for skinny jeans; however, make sure you don’t get ones that are too skinny because they could end up looking too constricting.

Buy skinny jeans in a light wash or khaki pants.

Search for the right shoes

Hipsters are all about the flat wear. Get a shoe that has some durable material. Some options for flat wear include Oxford shoes, combat boots like Dr. Martens and high-tops like Converse. Most hipsters would never choose to wear a high heel.

Know the stores

To be a hipster, you’ve got to act like a hipster, and that means knowing where to shop.

Most hipsters shop at thrift stores, but t hat isn’t always the case. Other options are American Apparel, Urban Outfitters and H&M. These are the perfect stores to get you started on your hipster wardrobe. Also, hipsters tend to shy away from mainstream fashion and go for unusual or original piece

Never admit

Your riveting journey from average to a super cool inner hipster shouldn’t include bragging — save that for the mainstream junkies.

T’s make statement

By Kayla Cameron | October 22, 2013

Let your clothing make a statement for you with bold graphic T’s.Shirts communicate messages ranging from political views and throwback rock bands. Whether the message is serious or funny, graphic T’s continue to trend. Statement clothing says a lot...

“Bangerz” combines dance hits, deep lyrics

By Kayla Cameron | October 13, 2013

Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” illustrates raw confessions of her recent split with Liam Hemsworth.The album is a journey of love gone wrong. The first track, “Adore you,” is a slow-tempo song expressing love and admiration for someone. Its catchy chorus...

Simple fashion tips to remember this autumn

By Kayla Cameron | September 16, 2013

This season’s trends are already starting to emerge. I’m here to break them down.Warm colorsDarker hues have always been a staple for fall, but maroon and brown have been on the forefront this season. Opt for a maroon cardigan/crew neck or be daring...

Look good without trying hard

By Kayla Cameron | September 9, 2013

It’s easy to feel insecure about your style when battling with time. Remember these quick tips on how to look good without trying too hard.Don’t overthink an outfitSometimes when getting ready, people skip over the plain items in their closet. However,...

Celebrities choose, abuse power

By Kayla Cameron | September 9, 2013

Are celebrities required to be role models?I’m torn. If I were an artist, I wouldn’t want people judging me on my choices. I wouldn’t want to see the enormous backlash that follows my every move.On the other hand, I feel as though many celebrities...

Crop tops add fun, flirty feel to fashion

By Kayla Cameron | August 27, 2013

The crop top is one of the trendiest ways to cool off in this hot weather.Whether you attend summer festivals or just want to show a bit more skin, crop tops are becoming a must-have in fashion. They add a fun and flirty touch to your outfit as well as...

Stop the Miley hate

By Kayla Cameron | August 26, 2013

Society’s hatred towards some celebrities is understandable. However, frustration towards Miley Cryus is not justified..When Cyrus started to act and dress a bit outside her perfect Hannah Montana image, parents and the world took notice. This was seen...

Gift ideas for college grads

By Kayla Cameron | May 6, 2013

College graduation is a time when students hesitantly grab their adult pants, put them on and fasten them tight. Here are some thoughtful gift suggestions to those who are graduating college. Red solo cups aren’t real dishware Students who attend a...