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Finals’ fashion tips

By Kayla Cameron | May 1, 2013

Who has the time to look good when coffee has become the new water and sleep is no longer a necessity? This, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call finals week. The result of the end of the semester is countless library hours and late-night study sessions....

Trendy tips on summer wear

By Kayla Cameron | April 30, 2013

As the weather slowly heats up, the priority on everyone’s mind switches to “How can I stay cool?” One way we achieve this is to shed the layers of winter clothing that keep us toasty warm; however, as great as it may feel to be a little bit cooler,...

Find your own style

By Kayla Cameron | April 24, 2013

Don’t you ever feel overwhelmed by going clothes shopping? Everything looks so good, the mannequin’s outfits are amazing, and you just want to own every last piece of clothing in the shop. The unfortunate outcome of your shopping experience is that...

Earth Day clothing trends

By Kayla Cameron | April 23, 2013

Earth Week is a time to celebrate the beauty of Earth and advocate to help keep our Earth clean. Now, I know we aren’t all perfect and sometimes we might put paper and plastic into the garbage instead of the recycling bin. We might even leave our TV...

Spring trends to watch

By Kayla Cameron | April 17, 2013

Spring, believe it or not, is here, and as we are all trying to make that transition from sweatpants and sweatshirts into shorts and tank tops, there is always the pesky weather that keeps us guessing. In spring, you’re never quite sure whether to wear...

Trends to watch from Coachella

By Kayla Cameron | April 16, 2013

Coachella is held in Indio, Cali., and it’s one of the biggest art and music festivals in the U.S. This festival hosts thousands of fans in a giant field-like venue with rides and stages set up everywhere. The people who attend Coachella love to jam...

Studs a must in modern fashion

By Kayla Cameron | April 16, 2013

Fashion statements are everything to designers--that’s how they market products and get people to fall in love with their clothes. Each collection begins with a designer picking a certain pattern or idea to inspire the entire line. Like many designers,...

First aid kit fashion tips

By Kayla Cameron | April 10, 2013

We’ve all been in a bad fashion situation. We’re out meeting our significant other’s parents, at a fancy dinner with our family or at a business meeting with our bosses or future employers--and then something goes wrong. When I say wrong, I don’t...

Favorite thing of the week: H&M

By 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...

Upcycle your thrifting finds

By Kayla Cameron | March 24, 2013

Almost everyone has heard of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop,” a brilliant song that talks about the joys of thrift shopping, while also highlighting the misfortunes people may experience while doing so. As the song suggests, thrift shopping has developed...

Stay warm and trendy

By Kayla Cameron | March 4, 2013

Winter is a time to bundle up and to stay warm in any way possible. By that I mean wearing so many layers you can’t move. Staying warm also means sometimes sacrificing style for practicality and DeKalb, for instance, is no exception to this winter rule....

Tips to make your leggings trendy

By Kayla Cameron | February 25, 2013

I’ve noticed all around NIU’s campus that leggings have been all the rage, though, there are some people out there that are opposed to leggings and don’t really consider them pants. With a little styling and creative thinking, leggings might just...