Flannel Frenzy, By Andrew

Another winter favorite of mine is a good old flannel shirt. Something that was considered rugged and ‘outdoorsy’ has really become quite the popular trend. I like the fact that flannel can work for both men and women, they are practically interchangeable.

Here are some shots of my flannel collection, I think I have a flannel addiction.


Now Trending: Fair Isle, By Andrew

With the cold weather, and the holiday season rapidly approaching a fun trend that can be spotted every where is Fair Isle patterns. Fair Isle is a pattern that has been around for ages, and is closely associated with winter, snow, and the holidays.

On a recent vintage shopping trip I took I stumbled upon a truly awesome vintage LL Bean fair isle sweater. I love the use of bright colors in the pattern, especially during the winter months when clothing usually is taken over by dull dark colors like black, grey, and brown.

Vintage LL Bean fair isle sweater!

Fair Isle pattern is a great way to add some excitement to any look because it comes in so many different forms; sweaters, vest, socks, and cold weather accessories like hat, gloves, and scarves.

fair isle slippers from Urban Outfitters

fair isle sweater and camp socks, J Crew

fair isle scarf, by Gant

Quite Feminine in Flannel by Laura

As the leaves fall around us, leaving the trees bare, and the Starbucks signature red holiday cup starts making a popular appearance, it is time to accept that autumn is over and we are moving full-force into winter.  It’s time to grab those boots (if you haven’t already), pull out your scarves and gloves, and dig up your warm-weather coats.  In doing so, we will most likely find corduroys and our coziest and comfiest sweaters, sadly putting away those light-weight cardigans and delicate items until next spring.  But warm chunky sweaters are not our only option for the colder weather…

This winter, try tapping into your inner 90’s grunge with flannel.  It may not sound glamorous (and to be quite honest, it isn’t), but it is comfortable, warm, and stylish when worn properly.  Flannel is not just for lumberjacks anymore.  This season, flannel has been integrated into women’s wear, with more feminine details and silhouettes.  Below are two examples of different ways flannel can be worn while still appearing stylish–not mannish.

Flannel tunic over leggings

Here, the flannel tunic is belted to enhance the ladylike hourglass silhouette.  The close-fitting leggings also balance out the flowyness of the tunic, keeping her looking slim instead of bulky.  And last but not least, a great pair of boots always ties any look together!

Pink Palette

In this picture, she is wearing a standard flannel in a pink palette.  These colors add to the femininity of the outfit, but the look is still laid-back and casual.  It’s a great option for brightening up those dreary winter days!

Fade In, Fade Out by Laura

Oddly enough, the season of autumn is offering some of the trendiest style advice: play with color.  As we get further into fall, the leaves continue to change from green to yellow to orange to red.  The sky is alive with tie-dyed branches.  This technique has translated to the fashion world too as we start to see more of this color fading in clothing as well as hair.

Color-Fading on the Runway

Baring one’s roots has always been a controversial subject in the beauty world.  However, in the past few months, letting our “true colors” show through has actually become popular and trendy.

Drew Barrymore's dark roots peek out tastefully

Leighton Meester lets her true colors shine

Who would have thought that waiting for a root-touch up was actually a good thing?

Relive 90’s Denim by Madeline

Born in 1990 most of my childhood memories of the 90’s don’t begin until around 1996, but photographs, TV shows and music videos live on to teach me about the fashion of the 90’s. As the 80’s ended and hair slowly began to get smaller the 90’s took on a style of their own. Although the 90’s do not stand out like many of the other decades of the 1900’s they definitely have memorable features. Some of my favorite looks of the 90’s are trickling back into our wardrobes and stores with new twists for a new generation. For my style evolutions I have chosen to focus on the wonderful women in the cast of the ultimate hit show of the 90’s “F.R.I.E.N.D.S”. My other focus is on denim. Denim is a staple in everyone’s wardrobe but the style and trends change from season to season.

Phoebe Buffay & Ashley Olsen – Denim button downs

Kim Kardashian & Rachel Green- Denim Vest

Monica Gellar & Ralph Lauren Runway & Katie Holmes

Fashionology, By Andrew

After hearing of the launch of Fashionology’s new website, I figured I should check it out. It was awesome, and I was not surprised. Each semester, fashion students put forth so much effort to make Fashionology a huge success on campus, and now even online.

I decided to stop by on Thursday afternoon. The new kiosk looks great, and the amount of merchandise that the class has brought in is very impressive. Fashionology offers a wide selection of jewelry, bags and clutches, perfume, and many other accessories. Seeing that Fashionology is completely student run, it makes the experience that much better for those who shop. The students who go on the buying trips, know what merchandise is wanted on our campus, they understand what will be top sellers.

With the holidays right around the corner, Fashionology makes it easy for students to pick up a gift for someone special. Make sure to stop by and check it out!

Here are some shots of the new and improved Fashionology, and some of my favorite pieces of merchandise. Enjoy!

Stylin’ Scarves by Laura

What was once purely a winter staple has evolved over the past few decades into a major fashion must-have: the scarf.  Whether it’s silk, cotton, lace, or knitted for you by your grandmother, there is no shortage of these versatile accessories.  With the arrival of autumn and the pre-holiday season, it’s time to bust out the scarf collection–that is if you haven’t done so already.  The early autumn sunsets bring the cooler temperatures, making it a little more difficult deciding what to wear to your 3:30 or even 5:00 class.  One of the many beauty of scarves is their multi-purposes: wrapping a scarf around your neck not only adds some pizzazz to your outfit, but it also adds a little extra warmth for those chilly days.

However, while we love our scarves (especially that “go-to” scarf that goes with every outfit), sometimes we get bored with the same old way of wearing them.  Sometimes, all it takes is a new method of wrapping to reinvent your look!  I’ve taken several different types of scarves and draped them each in a different way.  Take a look and experiment with these techniques using your own scarves.  You might be surprised to find how many different outfit combinations you can put together just by tying your scarf differently.

Must have Winter hats! by Madeline

The confusing weather has got us all wondering, will the Winter ever be here to stay? With snowstorms in October and 70 degree days in November, its hard to know when to pack away those summer shorts and break out our favorite “cold weather” looks! I personally always like to be prepared for the upcoming winter season making sure I have all my winter accessories ready to go! Walking the Marist campus in the Winter is brutal, especially passing through those cold pockets where the wind is coming off the Hudson and there is no giant building to sheild you! The most essential winter accessory that every Marist student must own is a winter hat. Without a hat our ears and head feel like they may just turn into an icicle. One of my favorite hat trends this season is the hat with earflaps. Whether you choose a faux fur or knit version of this hat the earflaps are essential to keeping you warm!

H & M Winter Hat with earflaps

Iceberg Winter Hat

Some of my favorite classic styles are the beanie, the pom-pom hat and the beret.

Chunky Knit Beanie

Kate Spade, holiday beret

Pom-pom winter hat

Earflaps and a pom-pom

Who will be daring enough to wear this look…

Mark Fast

Fall Favorites: Chunky, Knit Sweaters, By Andrew

As much as I don’t welcome the cold weather of fall, I do however love to welcome the fall wardrobe. Something I have noticed trending, not only in the streets but in my own closet are chunky knit sweaters.

I have collected quite a few, I think I may have a problem. I picked some of my favorites and faced the cold to put them to the test.

One of my favorites, gray wool from J Crew.

I saw David Beckham wearing this sweater on a flight, so comfortable. Cotton from Gap.

This could be my absolute favorite. I got this hooded cardigan in Paris two years ago. I love the tribal print, its also super warm. Wool and cashmere blend, H.E. by Mango.

Just added to my collection, cotton toggle black sweater. Im a sucker for toggles and a shawl collar.