TREND: Shine On

A reemerging trend this year is sequin overload. I spotted this Fashionista studying on the steps of Foellinger in an adorable black and white printed dress and a red, sequined scarf. I loved the way she mixed two seemingly mismatched pieces to create this chic outfit. I am sure most of us have plenty of simple dresses and scarves from last season, so bust them out and pile them on. To recreate her awesome look, try this dress and this colorful scarf. To add just a touch of sequins, try a simple, sequined headband that will pair great with tee shirts. Or add a lot of sparkle and combine the sequin look with another popular trend with this fabulous sequined boyfriend blazer.

Hint: As fall approaches, try this look with a hip, new leather jacket and boots.

Style On,


TREND: Tuck and Roll

Looking put together before you step onto campus can be a real task at times, but this Fashionista makes it seem all too easy. When you have an ensemble that has a variety of pieces, it’s important to take a look at them separately before putting them together. Try thinking of new ways to freshen up an old look, like todays trend what I like to call the Tuck and Roll. Something as simple as tucking your top into your bottom can completely change a look! Today’s Fashionista tucked her tank from Forever 21 into a skirt from Dots and topped it off with a fab chain necklace from Charlotte Russe making this look too cool for school! So next time you’re in your closet and you have an outfit that just isn’t right, try tucking that top in before you roll out the door for the most polished look possible.

Hint: Have a super cute belt that never gets enough use? Try using the tuck trend with your jeans too! Tuck your favorite top into a pair of higher waisted jeans and add the belt to accentuate your waist.

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With rumors (yes, they are mostly rumors!!!!) of swine flu floating around Ann Arbor, its time to take some precautionary measures as flu season is preparing its full attack. And what better to ward out the fall blues than a summery festival-worthy frock and the last rays of summer sun? We love this Fashionistas approach…she pairs her olive green cardi (hint: this color has been spotted all over the SS 2010 runway shows!) with a similarly hued dress, all cinched together with a woven leather belt.

Boost your immune system(happiness is better hypochondria!) and your closet by picking up this number from Asos.

Hint: The international shipping is totally worth it!

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If you haven’t realized yet, the silhouette of your staple white T’s has gotten looser and looser over the past year, with key embellishments being added each season. The look we love for fall is the burn out T. Worn soft and slouchy, the T hangs gracefully in your closet and is one of the easiest pieces you can layer into your look. We love that this Fashionista uses a belt to off-set the look of an exposed shoulder.

If you haven’t already picked one of this infalliable pieces down, check out this option. It’s $28 price tag makes it nearly impossible to pass up!

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Lately I have been feeling like I don’t own enough clothes. It seems to happen to most girls every now and then. Sure, I have a full closet with everything from skirts and dresses to tops, tanks and cardigans. But I was still feeling unsatisfied.

I guess it’s hard to try and look different every weekend when you’re a poor college student. But there had to be an answer without buying every piece of clothing in College Mall.

My solution? Belts.

By pairing a belt with your outfit, you completely change-up the look. One belt can actually double your wardrobe.

I spotted this Fashionista looking cool and casual with a pink and green, floral belt. The colors really made her teal dress pop.

Try this classic belt from Vanity to pair with any outfit. If you are looking for an edgier touch, rock out one of these belts from Rue 21. And if you’re a girly girl like me, wrap yourself in this studded, floral belt from

I actually just treated myself to a bronze, silver and black belt from target. And three new belts means I tripled my style.

Now it’s your turn. Buckle up!


TREND: Effortlessly All-American

Saddle up and head to the ranch! Waiiiiiit, don’t get too carried away just yet. Kicking back in cowgirl boots and plaid is not always the easiest look to pull off. With plaid returning this fall, you may be tempted to toss on your brown boots and jeans to complete your western ensemble. However, try not to overdo this look. The Fashionista below sported a more baggy, loose-fitting button up but to give the outfit more appeal and sass, she cinched her waist with a studded belt-a touch of edge for this all-American look. Also, instead of rockin’ some good ‘ol blue jeans, she opted for black leggings, which are a great match with her thick black belt. Notice that her boots are dark brown with a hint of black, this ties in nicely with the hues from the plaid pattern.

Hint: Be a thrifty Fashionista and peruse through Salvation Army (located at 701 W Jolly Rd) to find a slouchy flannel for under $5. Feel like splurging? Try this Madewell blouse on Shopbop. Or, if you want to go for the boyfriend-fit trend, try this button-up.

Style On,