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

How to Make Basic Black Your Blank Canvas

Lisa dresses up black

When you can’t make a black outfit work, here are some tips to make your outfit a touch more trendy! Lisa took her plain black t-shirt and jeans outfit and by adding a few accessories transformed it into a chic attire.

  1. Add a splash of color.  Even if it is just gray as Lisa has done because it draws your eyes in.  Plus I love the color of her light gray sweater, it makes me want to make some hot cocoa and snuggle in it.
  2. Highlight a fun accessory (or more). Like me, Lisa has an obsession with statement pieces such as her silver hammered necklace shown here. If you are not a necklace person why not try out another accessory?  Earrings, headbands, bracelets, watches and even belts make for a great statement piece. Lisa highlighted multiple accessories by having them far enough are part from one another so that they did not compete.  As well, by using accessories in the same color story it made the necklace, belt and watch work well together and compliment one another.
  3. Shoes. Shoes. Shoes. Lisa chose a great black boot that was perfect for our college campus; however, if you are going on a date why not put on your favorite pair of heels?  Shoes are a great way to transform any outfit – especially for a plain black outfit a pop of color in your kicks can take an outfit from drab to fab! Just make sure the shoes you choose are appropriate for the occasion.

Think of a black outfit as a blank canvas, you can change up these tips every day and essentially come up with a new look each time!

Our New Favorite Electronics Accessory: Our cameras by Ayla

It is safe to say they our electronics have become some of our favorite accessories. We love our cell phones, iPods, iPads,  and laptops so much that they have become attached to our person at all times.When browsing on the Sartorialist, I was overwhelemed by how many pictures there are on the site of someone with a camera. If you believe in the rule if you see something three times it is a trend, I would say that toteing around a camera is a new trend. Instead of a fancy handbag, how about a fancy camera? Either hanging around our necks or in used, it is safe to say that cameras have become a new favorite electronic accessory.

Here are some of the photos of people and their cameras on the Sartorialist.

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!


Black is the New Black by Tory

Black, onyx, raven, ebony, jet– Some people talk about black on black outfits as if they’re boring or taking the easy way out of dressing, but I couldn’t disagree more. In my opinion black is the most versatile and stylish shade. Monochromatic black outfits are always in style, but can change season-to-season based on how they’re styled and accessorized.

Today my boss, Lucy, wore a great entirely black outfit. Lucy combined an oversized black knit sweater with black tights, black booties, and even a black fringe purse. She looked classically chic while maintaining her usual effortless vibe.

Lucy’s style tip: “Don’t be afraid of wearing shorts with tights!” ** Lucy is the owner of Lucia Boutique in downtown Saratoga Springs (NY), and is a seriously stylish chick. Check out Lucy’s official Lucia blog at luciaboutique.blogspot.com.

Not only do real girls on the street love monochromatic black, but the Fall 2011 runways were full of all-black looks, ie: Louis Vuitton Menswear rtw and Balmain rtw.

Celebrities wear all-black pretty regularly as well. Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, and Rihanna show the vast range of black’s versatility- from daytime chic, to party glam, to edgy style.

So in my opinion, a single outfit can never have too many black elements to it. Go black or go home.

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

The Down Low on Midi Hemlines

Why not take a challenge this fall and try to put together an outfit centered around a mid-length (midi) hemline skirt.  Fall skirts are in and come in a variety of shapes and lengths.  One of the most challenging (yet rewarding in style) perhaps is the midi hemline that falls right above the calf. For girls like me, with more “muscular” legs, this may highlight an area you are a bit uncomfortable with but with the right pieces and accessories its easy to bring the focus to an area you want to show off and look fabulous!

Stephanie's elegant midi hemline outfit

Stephanie pulls off the midi hemline flawlessly.  By adding a unique belt to her full pleated skirt it brings your eyes to focus on the narrowest part of her body, her waist. By tucking her top into the skirt and accented it with the belt it creates a great shape which would work on most figures.  Stephanie completes the look by adding a cardigan to balance out the fall weather.  While wearing a fall skirt its best to compliment the fullness of the skirt with the opposite fullness on top; so if you choose to wear a straight line skirt wear a fuller top. Finally, midi hemlines look the best while wearing heels to elongate the legs; so if when you try this trend out be sure to grab your favorite pair of heels! (Tip: A nude heel will continue to elongate your legs)

Some other great examples of mid-length hemlines are below:

Taylor Swift in a Rodarte Midi Hemline Dress

Sarah Jessica Parker in a full midi hemline skirt

So remember the three basic rules that these three fashionistas followed:

1) Balance out the fullness (or lack of fullness) of your skirt with your top

2) Emphasize your waist

3) Wear your favorite pair of heels

The New Fashionology By Ayla


So when looking on trend on the Marist campus it is important that we do not overlook the importance of Fashionology. This student run boutique gives students the oppertunity to learn about what it takes to run a businesses while providing the marist community with trendy accesories at a “student friendly price point.” The buyers for fashionology buy in season so they are able to react to trend much better than large retail stores. As a community, Marist is very well dressed and fashionology definatly helps.

In the past week, Fashionology has launched their own e-commerce business. This has given myself and 3 other students the chance to learn about the e-commerce business. We have bought some great merchandise that is exclusive to the online store and will not be avilible at the kiosk.

Here is a preview of the merchandise currently on the website. Hopefully in the next couple week we will see a large number of orders and will see this great on trend merchandise all over the marist campus.

Please visit Marist.edu/fashionology !

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.