The Rival of the Denim Mini Skirt

In fashion, I love how everything comes full circle. Major fashion trends have a tendency to make their way back in our wardrobes. When thinking of the early 00s’, I tend to think of trends like velour tracksuits, denim mini skirts, and tattoo choker necklaces. Denim mini skirts were a huge part of the 00s’. Almost every girl, no matter what age, wore them with brand logo T-shirts (Abercrombie and Hollister—don’t lie you owned a couple), polos and trucker hats. They were widely worn in the early 00s’ and then were not seen much, that is, until now. In 2017, all of these trends are widely popular again. Many girls have dusted off their velour tracksuits, repurchased tattoo chokers and the resurrection of denim skirts has occurred. And I for one, couldn’t be happier.

Almost anything can match nicely with denim, which makes it one of the most wonderful materials. Almost everyone’s day-to-day wardrobe contains denim shorts and pants. Now, another option opened to us—skirts. I love denim skirts because they give an outfit a little more of a unique look than denim shorts or pants would.

How I Styled a Denim Skirt

The denim skirt I picked had a different look to it, compared to what was worn in the 00s’. A denim pencil skirt with rips along it gives the simple look a little edge. This skirt goes well with almost any top, which is a very nice feature. I decided to pair it with a mustard yellow ruffled crop top. However, it would look great with a simple black camisole for a more casual look or, it can be dressed up with a nice blouse. I kept the accessories to a minimal, with a delicate necklace and neutral sandals.  

How do you style this denim trend? Show us on social media by tagging @Cfashionista.


DREAM JOB—Millennials Share The 25 Most Desired Companies to Work For

With graduation looming closer and closer, graduating seniors and pretty much every college student is stressing about finding a J-O-B. And while the reality is that most recent grads will accept any position that pays for their coffee habit and gets them out of their parents’ house; ideally landing the dream job is the goal.

WWD recently polled a group of millennials asking them the simple question—”What is the most desired company to work for in fashion?” While the responses listed more than 200 companies, one theme was consistent—the choice was usually made for highly-emotional and passionate reasons. Translation? Millennials want a job that not only pays the rent, but they feel personally invested in as well.

WWD ranked the top 25, sharing with the world where millennials hope to land on the letterhead post-graduation. Check out the list below!

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2—LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

3—Christian Dior SE

4—Alexander Wang

5—Diane von Furstenberg

6—Kate Spade

7—Marc Jacobs


9—Burberry Group plc

10—Prada S.p.A


12—Hermès International Société

13—Tory Burch

14—Calvin Klein

15—Kering SA


17—Urban Outfitters

18—Donna Karan

19—Levi Strauss & Co.


21—Under Armour, Inc.

22—Quicksilver Inc.

23—Brunello Cucinelli

24—Coach, Inc.

25—Lululemon Athletica Inc.

What do you think of the list? Where is your “dream job”? Sound off on social media by tagging @CFashionista to let us know!

SPRING IS HERE! (According to Punxsuntawney Phil and these Style Gurus)

Happy Groundhog Day! In case you are simply a Bill Murray fan and don’t know the actual purpose of the holiday, here’s a simple breakdown. A groundhog named Punsuntawney Phil comes out of hibernation, plays the role of amateur Al Roker and decides if we will have an early spring or six more weeks of winter based on the most accurate of sciences—his shadow.

Well, luckily for all of us warm weather fans, Phil did not see his shadow. Hello spring! (Despite the blizzard that is about to hit the Midwest or the cold weather outside.)

So whether you are team Groundhog or just want an excuse to lust over the hope of an early spring, check out these photos to get you ready for the (hopefully) impending warm weather!


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FASHION NEWS—How To Wear Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year Now

While the rest of us are savoring the last of 2015, Pantone—aka the authority on all things color—just announced their color of the year. Each year, Pantone selects a color as a snapshot of what we can expect to see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

For the first time, Pantone has selected two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity. According to Pantone, the warm pink tone and the tranquil blue color represent the general shift in consumers seeking mindfulness, well-being, balance and harmony in their everyday lives.

Whether you buy into the yoga-esque rationale or simply love the color pink, you don’t have to wait until the new year to rock these new colors.

Check out these Rose Quartz and Serenity looks captured by our Style Gurus.

1. Pratt Institute


Photo by Victoria Chardiet

2. University of South Florida


Photo by Bailey Chupein

3. Purdue University


Photo by Morgan Baker

4. University of Wisconsin


Photo by Kate Young

5. LIM


Photo by Brittany Minetti

6. SUNY Oneonta


Photo by Katie Keogh

7. Hunter College


Photo by Lucy Liu

8. San Diego State University


Photo by Sydney Sweeney

FASHION NEWS—The Five Things You Need To Know About Milan Fashion Week

While you were busy catching up on the new TV season premieres and Instagramming quotes about the first day of fall, the fashion world flocked to Milan to see what the Italian fashion houses have in store for us for spring. Missed all the latest collections because you were sucked in by Olivia Pope’s new coat-drobe or in a pumpkin spice coma? Don’t fret!

Here are the five things you need to know about Milan Fashion Week.

1. Bella-issimo: Gigi who? (Just kidding. Calm down.) But seriously, Milan Fashion Week was all about Gigi’s younger sister, Bella Hadid, earning her “supermodel” status. From Missoni to Versace to Bottega Vaneta, Bella’s runway rèsumè just got a serious upgrade. Next stop: Paris Fashion Week and likely joining Taylor Swift’s BFF squad.


2. Fash-fun: When it comes to Jeremy Scott, he puts the F in fashion. The theme this season was, no joke, “car wash couture.” There is no symbolism or subtext about his designs—wrapping the models in literal caution tape. Sure the collection looks more like the costumes for Miley Cyrus’ next tour/hosting gig/Instagram pic than wearable garments, but isn’t that the point?


3. A love letter to Italy: Dolce&Gabbana’s collection was clearly influenced by their surroundings. From Florence to Rome to Milan, their collection was a literal love letter to their beloved country—going so far as to write out “I heart Italy” on at least one top they sent down the runway. As lovers of pizza, pasta, wine and couture ourselves, we completely share Dolce&Gabbana’s admiration.


4. The F-word: Flat is fashion’s new favorite four letter f-word. Everyone from Gucci to Pucci sent flats (and super “dumpy-chic” ones might I add) down the runway. The only people upset about this? Orthopedic surgeons.


5. Shocking news: Missoni showed stripes. This news is as surprising as finding out Kylie Jenner’s lips are not real.


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What (college) women want—CollegeFashionista and Goldman Sachs publish millennial trend shopping report

CollegeFashionista is a community of millennials with a shared passion for fashion, beauty and the elevated college lifestyle. Our network of Style Gurus are our well-dressed legs on the ground who constantly have a pulse on the latest trends both on a micro and macro level among their peers. And it’s not just us looking to our Style Gurus as fashion leaders and influencers—the industry is taking notice as well.

Goldman Sachs and CollegeFashionista tapped into our network of Style Gurus to publish the official “CollegeFashionista 2015 Back-To-School Report.” From their favorite trends to must-have brands to shopping preferences, our Style Gurus put their fashionable stamps of approval of what retailers, designers and the fashion world as a whole should expect when it comes to millennial shopping and style this fall.

View the official report here. And be sure to check out CollegeFashionista daily to see their findings come to life as they report on the trends in real time from their campuses all semester long!

Our Favorite Met Gala Looks Made Wearable

The fashion world is still buzzing about Monday night’s Met Gala red carpet. For those of you who live under a rock (or don’t follow any designer/model/celebrity on Instagram), the Met Gala is the yearly spectacle that is one-part charity and one-part excuse for the fashion world to figuratively and literally go insane. From Anna Hathaway’s golden hood to Rihanna’s fur-lined, yellow cape with a train so long, rumor has it required three wranglers to tame it, the WTF (as in “What the Fashion”) moments kept on coming.

Part of what makes the Met Gala so fun is that the looks are appropriate nowhere else but the event’s red carpet. So while you may want to go nearly naked in a strategically placed jewel incrusted dress like Beyoncé to class, you also don’t want people to question your sobriety and/or to be expelled.

That doesn’t mean your favorite Met Gala ensembles can’t inspire your everyday wear. Check out some of our favorite looks from this year’s Met Gala and how those over-the-top numbers are translated into wearable trends by Fashionistas right here on CollegeFashionista.

Jennifer Lawrence

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University of Cincinnati Fashionista

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Keri Russell

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Kent State University Fashionista

Article by Cassandra Neely

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Jennifer Connelly

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University of Florida Fashionista

Article by Jennifer Jenkins

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University of Notre Dame Fashionista

Article by Paige Hardman


Cara Delevingne

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University of Minnesota Fashionista

Article by Eva Thomas


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

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DePaul University Fashionista

Article by Julia Daoud


Sarah Jessica Parker

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Academy of Art University Fashionista

Article by Adrienne Yap


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FASHION NEWS: Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year—Marsala

Just this week, the mastermind’s at Pantone (the authority on all things color) unveiled 2015’s Color of the Year. Their pick? (Drum roll please….) Marsala! Much like the Sicilian wine for which it was named after, this reddish-brownish hue is rich, sophisticated and has an earthy quality. While the internet is a buzz with opinions on all ends of the spectrum, one thing is for sure—when Pantone picks a color, it is sure to dominate in the year to come. (Radiant Orchard or Emerald, anyone?)

While Marsala is projected to be huge in everything from fashion, beauty to decor in 2015, our CollegeFashionista Style Gurus (being the trendsetters that they are) have already caught Fashionistas and Fashionistos rocking Marsala on their campuses. Take a look at some of our favorite images of Fashionistas/os sporting Marsala in creative, unique ways.

To stay ahead of the trend, here are our top five picks for how to incorporate Marsala in your head-to-toe look:

1. LipstickThe easiest way to incorporate a new color into your wardrobe is through a bold lip. We are loving this option from NARS.

2. Sweater—Impress your friends and family this holiday season with your trendsetting abilities by rocking an off-the-shoulder sweater in Pantone’s favorite color.

3. ScarfGet ahead of this trend and the impending winter weather by getting a knit scarf in (you guessed it) Marsala.

4. BackpackBackpack + Marsala= two trends in one!

5. Socks—Give this trend a sneak peak today by wearing thigh-high socks in Marsala under your favorite riding boots.

What are your thoughts on Pantone’s pick? How have you started wearing Marsala already? Join the conversation using the hashtag #collegefashionista!

FASHION NEWS: Who To Follow On Instagram To Catch Up On NYFW

New York Fashion Week has officially happened. For some of us, this might mean an influx of runway recaps to write, and for others it might mean you just returned from volunteering or interning at the fashion shows themselves (you lucky ducks, you). But for the majority of us, we have just been enjoying the shows vicariously through social media.

If you’re a Twitter/Instagram junkie like I am, then you are probably already following a handful of your favorite accounts, designers and bloggers that participated in NYFW. But as is the case with most things, like burritos and statement necklaces, it never hurts to have a few more in your life.

So, in honor of New York Fashion Week and the fabulous fashion weeks around the world to come in the next month, here’s four more Instagram accounts to follow.

1. @tuulavintage

This girl travels literally everywhere, including to most fashion weeks around the world. Her photos are some of the most stunning I’ve ever seen, and her outfits (paired with her travel photos) always inspire me in countless ways, to say the least. Follow her for stunning city scenes, gorgeous (but simple) outfits, and exotic scenery.

2. @evachen212

If you don’t already know about the adorable Lucky editor-in-chief, Eva Chen—you should. She has a sense of style that screams high fashion while still seeming down to earth and relatable to college students. Plus, she goes to all the best runway shows. You can’t really lose by following her.

3. @galmeetsglam

Julia Hengel of “Gal Meets Glam” brings a preppier, West Coast style to NYFW and always manages to make you envy her outfits, breakfast, accessories or, well, just about everything in between. Follow Julia for a bright, preppy take on fashion week.

4.  @blaireadiebee

Have you seen CollegeFashionista’s latest back-to-school video? Well, it features one of my favorite bloggers as well as University of Florida alum, Blair Eadie of “Atlantic Pacific.” If you to want to watch a blend of trendy, edgy style paired with uber feminine silhouettes and fabrics go through fashion week, follow Blair Eadie ASAP.

This article was written for CollegeFashionista by Olivia Muenter.

Images via Instagram.