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BIKING STREET STYLE

BIKING STREET STYLE

Biking has forever been a Northwestern staple – with North and South campus “so far apart” (a difficult statement for a New Yorker to say), a bike is the fastest and most convenient method of transportation for getting to classes on time. Of course, biking for exercise merely requires spandex shorts and a helmet, but...
CREDIT/DEBIT/CASH: THE RED ASYMMETRICAL DRESS

CREDIT/DEBIT/CASH: THE RED ASYMMETRICAL DRESS

The approaching end of spring means one thing in particular (besides the supposed “rising temperatures”) – it’s time to raid friends’ closets for the perfect dress for formals (sororities, fraternities, various student groups, just for fun, anything goes). After multiple years of being at college, you come to realize that you only have a small...
AVANT-GARDE IN EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ART INSTITUTE

AVANT-GARDE IN EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ART INSTITUTE

An increasing number of people I know seem to be staying in the Chicago area for the summer – and lucky for them, the metropolitan center is teeming with tons of art and cultural activities once the weather gets nice! (Of course, it’s a great place all year round, but most Northwestern students are not...
BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: SOMETHING NAVY

BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: SOMETHING NAVY

A 20-something stylish fashion blogger residing in New York City’s Lower East Side, Arielle Nachmani lives a life coveted by many (namely, myself). For a fairly young blog started barely over a year ago, Something Navy has become one of the Internet’s foremost sources of personal style for the young, urban, fashion and nightlife-loving crowd. Luckily...
DRAMATIC BALLGOWNS RULED THE COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA

DRAMATIC BALLGOWNS RULED THE COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA

As a culmination of the collaboration between the fashion and art worlds, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala celebrates the grand opening of a current fashion-related exhibition – as relevant as ever this spring with the exhibit featuring the work of late designer Alexander McQueen. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is on display...
BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: THE BLONDE SALAD

BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: THE BLONDE SALAD

I love studying personal style and the way people mix their wardrobes in singularly unique combinations – none more so than my new favorite fashion blogger, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad. All the pieces she wears in her daily fashion diary are so simple and easy to put on, but create complex looks that...
CREDIT, DEBIT, CASH: THIN SPRING KNITS

CREDIT, DEBIT, CASH: THIN SPRING KNITS

Now that the weather has finally become nicer outside (hey, it only took until May), the down jackets can thankfully start coming off and reveal real people underneath the puffy, sausage-looking layers of fabric. But of course, we do live on a lake and the intense wind is still here; tank tops and sundresses are...
ROYAL WEDDING FASHION ROUND-UP

ROYAL WEDDING FASHION ROUND-UP

The royal wedding is one of those once-in-a-lifetime occasions you’ll never experience again – how often do you get to watch the modern day fairytale of a royal prince marrying his college sweetheart? Of course, while many people woke up at 4:00 am to watch the processional down the aisle and the couple’s vows,...
CREDIT, DEBIT, CASH: BRIGHT BEACH BAGS

CREDIT, DEBIT, CASH: BRIGHT BEACH BAGS

Before this year, I never had the true desire for a ‘beach style’ – my bathing suit cover-up consisted of a pair of Soffe shorts, my sun protection was my father’s old University of Michigan baseball cap, and I held all my necessities (read: my iPod and as many fashion magazines as I could carry)...
THE PERFECT SUMMER WEDGE

THE PERFECT SUMMER WEDGE

About two years ago, I found a pair of sky-high wedges online that stopped me in my tracks – a “very cool hoof-like silhouette…combined with classic desert boot features,” as described by Acne, the shoes’ designer. A lace-up boot in black leather with a contrasting panel of reflective silver metal at the bottom, I was...
SPRINGTIME ESSENTIAL: THE STRIPED DRESS

SPRINGTIME ESSENTIAL: THE STRIPED DRESS

While this week may be a little depressing (mid 40s temperature, daily rain), soon enough Evanston will be sunny and gorgeous, with balmy breezes to rival those in Florida – I promise. Northwestern may not usually come to mind when thinking about a campus where sundresses and oversized sunglasses are the usual style requirement, but...