Today marks the beginning of a new journey. I woke up to my first published article on CollegeFashionista.com and although it was only a bio, I was so excited!
I’m looking forward to exploring the many facets of men’s fashion this summer along with a plethora of other activities that include work and community engagements.
Stay tuned & keep up!
Community service. Valentine’s Day. Easter. Give back. Positivity and creative development in your community is the beginning of the differences and impact you will make as an upcoming professional. Never forget to be grateful in your position and willing to help others aspire and conquer.
Stormy weather yesterday and a “warm” 57 degrees today, typical. Challenge day 3 really turned around for the better. Rocking my absolute favorite lipstick Cyber by MAC, my lips were dark but my day definitely was not.
My number one concern is being comfortable while cute (not an easy process). Ugg boots are fashion gifts to women during windy weather because they are critical for those in between cold and hot days. Comprised of fur inside the shoe, they are more than likely the most comfortable and warm boot ever, literally. Chestnut and chocolate are the most popular colors because of their neutral color tones but this auburn color is more versatile than expected.
Confession, I love men’s clothes. Maybe it’s just the tomboy in me but I love the loose fit. This oversized sweater was taken directly from the men’s department and without hesitation I love it with anything in my closet, especially this oversized tank.
No pun intended.
Waking up to the pitter patter of rain drops and knowing that you won’t be laying in bed watching a marathon of your favorite tv show all day is dreadful. Students love
excuses to miss class and usually bad weather is one of the best, hands down.
If things could go our way, our dreams of rainless days or fashionable rain resistants would come true without neon colors.
Challenge day 2, I had the opportunity of staring aimlessly into my closet for the perfect rain wear. Aside from Hunter boots and umbrellas, what else is essential for this type of weather? Leather. Rain rolls right off, warm and gives a chic touch to the final product. Less is more sometimes and the addition of an infinity scarf equalizes an outfit. It adds a sense of completion for this type of weather while keeping you safe from unexpected gusts of wind.
Not a fan of rain boots, go for tennis shoes. Jordans are perfect for sneakerheads with tomboy tendencies. The California girl in me can not get enough of the classic Chuck Taylor’s. Favorite tennis shoes I own.
For challenge day 1, I decided to bring out the student in me (and my closet). The ending of winter, beginning of spring and still bringing out my neutral dark tones. Black is my FAVORITE because it is so bold, easy and fun to play with. Burgandy creeps up just in time to make a scene during the warmest of weathers because as beautiful as a red pump or red lip is as an accent, it too makes a subtle statement.
Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s are a necessity for women of our generation because they are so comfortable and fashionable, a combination hard to come by. Available in an array of colors and designs, they will make you reconsider the saying “beauty is pain”.
Getting dressed is usually one of two things:
1. hard because it is entirely too early and not enough time to think about being cute or
2. everything you put on is just not good enough and although you have a closet full of clothes, you seemingly have absolutely nothing to wear.
Fashion is not what you see on media outlets, it is an expression of self that is nonverbally understood. Fashion and style are
not one in the same. It is possible to take something straight off the runway and still not have style although it is almost embedded in the article of clothing.
As a college student attending an historically black university, fashion is depicted uniquely throughout campus. Students are from all over and have a distinct sense of style derived from their home that sets them apart from other states and regions. From the color on your lips to the shoes on your feet, making a statement is almost the least you can do when attending classes around here. The differences in backgrounds and trends are inspirational and are expressed on campus fluently. Men and women.
Using full-time college student with two jobs and involvement in extracurricular activities as a valid excuse, it is hard to have the energy to get dressed every day but I am challenging myself to a week straight (starting today) of exploring the depths of my closet. I will display the different looks and styles as inspiration as to what and how different everyday articles of clothing can do for you stylistically.