Well the time is almost here for everyone to pack up their room, throw everything into the car and head back to that magical place called college. Like every year, you want to get goods grades and have fun. But, why not add something a little different to the mix? By mid-semester, every girl goes back to the routine of throwing on yoga pants/workout gear to go to class. In this series, I will show you exactly how to incorporate the latest trends into your fall wardrobe for a lower cost than designer and with the most amount of comfort. Check back next week for my first installment.
Guess what everyone, I recently got an email from H&M saying they have a 15 percent discount for students and teachers. Just show your student or teacher ID at the register. I usually go there for the cheap basics so this is a good way to stock-up. But there is a catch. Unlike the other discounts I’ve shown you, this only lasts from July 25 to August 30. Click here for all the details. Unfortunately, H&M does not have an online store for the U.S. yet so I can’t give you the usual image with links to items you can buy from home. Instead, I recommend that you go on their US site and just look around to get an idea if this store is for you.
Turns out there are a few more editions to make to this collection. Including one store that was recently acquired by Nordstrom. You guessed it, TOPSHOP. This U.K. based store has pieces you can wear to everything from Coachella to a wedding rehearsal dinner. The best part is, college kids get 10 percent off when you show your id in store (they have one in New York with free stylists on site) or when you type in your student advantage card number online. The price’s are fairly reasonable to begin with but the best deals are in the sale section. Here are a few of my favorite pieces.
I’m not sure about you guys but for my neighborhood, this summer has been nothing but a constant heat wave with a few thunderstorms thrown in. When Mother Nature seem’s like she’s attacking you from both ends, it’s hard to continue to look your best. Here are a few tips that you can use to tackle this crazy summer weather.
Take advantage of the braid trend that has swooped across the runways for this season and the upcoming fall. They especially help to tame your hair a bit during a bad hair day. You can do the fishtail braid for a causal look or any type that you feel comfortable with. Here’s a video from Refinery 29 that shows you how to do the braid that wraps around your head – I call it the crown braid.
You can also look at Cinthia Truong’s Youtube channel for tutorials on a bunch of other looks that are sure to add a little edge to your hot summer look.
That was one of my favorite’s so far. I just found her page and there are tons of ideas for you to try.
Stick with something light that will keep you cool and looking chic during these crazy weather shifts. Try matching solid shorts with a multi-color top. I’ve placed a few visual suggestions below. Just remember, if you’re going to wear a shorter flowy skirt, you may want to put spandex on underneath because if the wind starts up, you do not want to be caught in a Marilyn Monroe moment. We all know that iconic image.
Always keep sunglasses, a small umbrella and a either make-up with SPF or a travel sized sunscreen in your purse. I also carry a few hair pins and a small hair tie in my purse just in case my hair decides it’s going to become a frizz ball while I’m out. These items take up very little room and this way you’re always covered.