Monthly Archives: January 2012

Stylish Super Bowl Sunday

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Many people are wondering who will win the Super Bowl, but Fashionista’s are wondering what they will wear that Sunday. Indianapolis is just a quick drive from Purdue so several students will be heading down for the big game. Since the Colts nor the Bears will be playing this year… whose jersey will you wear?

Jerseys are pretty expensive so I don’t recommend buying one just for the game, especially if you don’t even like the team. Luckily the NY Giants and Patriots both have Blue and White team colors. Don’t worry about picking the right team, just pick the right outfit! So here are some Super Bowl Style Tips to help you plan your Sunday outfit:

* I would recommend wearing denim jeans to keep the outfit casual

* A long sleeve white shirt with a blue scarf or vice-versa

* If you will be going to Indy you should wear flat shoes because you may have to do a lot of walking

* You will obviously need a coat, but if you will be inside, a zip-up hoodie is always easy to take on and off

* Put it all together with some fun red accessories and you will have the perfect Stylish Super Bowl Sunday outfit!

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History of Ugg-ly

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It’s winter time at Purdue and of course everyone is bringing out their Ugg boots. (I call them ugg-ly) They may be comfortable and warm, but they look like oversized slippers to me. These unisex sheepskin boots are everywhere on campus! I never really understood how they became a popular trend, so I decided to do a little research.

Ugg boots aren’t just a fad of our generation. As much as I want them to disappear and never come back, they actually have some interesting history behind them.

*Did you know “fug boots” were worn by pilots during World War I?

According to Wikipedia, sheepskin boots were known in rural Australia during the 1920s. The boots were referred to as “uggs” long before the word was trademarked. Frank Mortel of Mortels Sheepskin Factory claims he named them “ugg boots” in 1958, after his wife commented that the first pair he made were “ugly.” Then in the 1960s the boots were worn by surfers to keep their feet warm.

Ugg boots were originally made for warmth and comfort. They weren’t even considered fashionable until the trend emerged in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Ugg sales drastically reached $698 million in the U.S in 2008. I wish I could invent a shoe that would generate a profit like that!

Although I may not like the looks of these sheepskin Ugg boots, I must say it is very interesting how this trend evolved. Fashion has so much history behind it; a true Fashionista should not only be stylish but also know where the style came from.

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Staying Fashionable & Staying Warm

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Whether or not you like snow, it’s going to happen. The snow isn’t the problem… the problem is staying warm while staying fashionable! Class will most likely not be cancelled, so prepare to bundle up with these winter style tips. Purdue Fashionista will help you stay trendy while treading to class. Grab the bulky sweaters and comfy knit socks because you will need all the warmth you can get.

P.S.  It is 2012 and it is time to throw away your UGG Boots. 

Hats: They aren’t meant to just flatten your hair. Hats can be the essential part of the outfit. Of course they will keep your head nice and warm, but they can also be a fabulous accessory. Animal hats are a fun popular trend this winter! photo 

Scarves: It is almost impossible to not find a scarf this winter because they are literally in every store. Scarves are the “must haves” of the season! You can find them in so many colors and several different styles. photo

Gloves: It is tricky to text while keeping your hands warm… But now all your problems are solved! “Texting Gloves” are the talk of the town. Keep the conversations going because these touch screen gloves allow you to keep warm while on your phone. photo 


First step to becoming a Fashionista

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Fashion has always been my main interest. This blog will keep you updated on the latest trends and Purdue fashions. Studying Retail Management at Purdue University has taught me many skills that I can apply to my future career. My past experience in the fashion industry both domestic and abroad have afforded me with opportunities to learn all different types of style.

The fashion taste in Indiana may not be as trendy as in a big city, but it certainly has style. I will share the latest fashion tips and easy ways to look great for class. Some similiar blogs I love to follow are College Fashion and College Fashionista. Looking fashionable for class may not be your first priority, but the simple style advice I give you will be hard to resist!

* The latest fashion trends at Purdue

* Style tips for everyday class

* Online sale updates for great priced clothing

* College Fashionistas’ guide for fashion

Fashion trends are evolving and styles are always changing. Don’t find yourself falling behind and stuck in those old fads. As a college student on a small budget, I will help you find the latest trends for the right price. Keeping up with fashion will no longer be hard.  This blog will give you the inside on Purdue style and you yourself will become a Fashionista.