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Fall is finally here, and I know the sweat crawling down your forehead is contradicting that statement, but it is here and that means it’s time to get fresh.  If you haven’t noticed every fashion magazine packs their pages with so much content for their fall issues they turn into mini bibles just so they can discuss the latest trends.  I’m going to cut out the middleman and give you a little walkthrough of all the things that I think will be staples for fall. Bomber Jackets The bomber jacket became a fashion staple last year popping up on runways and high fashion brand lookbooks before trickling down into most fast fashion brands.  For this season I recommend injecting some life into the black and army green colorways by getting a bomber jacket that has bold patterns like floral or camo prints. Souvenir Jackets The Souvenir Jacket had…

Two shops down from the Starbucks coffee house at 23 N Main Street in Sayville, NY, a boutique stands right next to an old barbershop. The two displays on both sides of its windows are updated at the beginning of each month and showcase an artistic rendition of something fashion. In October, a group of flappers stood alongside small artistic sculptures that resemble jack-in-the-boxes. They are abstract but they tell a story. It’s October and Halloween is coming soon. A few homemade, black-laced masks lay on the floor facing the window, peering out as people walk by. But in the blink of an eye, it was the start of November and 1970s vintage pieces clothe the mannequins in red, orange and yellow ponchos. They wear tall brown leather boots and carry purses with tan fringes to celebrate the start of the Thanksgiving holiday. The mannequin in the left window wore…

My all time favorite designer, Jeremy Scott, raided this seasons New York’s Fashion Week and brought along the most psychedelic styles I have ever seen, since, of course, last season’s line. I love Jeremy because he pushes the limits of fashion and is not afraid to show what his talents, and creativity, are truly capable of. When I first laid eyes on his RTW s/s 2016 line, I was utterly in love and wanted to buy every piece. Each of the models were decked in plastic, chunky clear neon bracelets and big, sixties-styled beauty queen wigs. The most intriguing pieces on the line will have to be the sky-blue dress depicting an open-mouthed monster face. It reminded me a lot of Rocko’s Modern Life meets Ren & Stimpy. Very Jeremy Scott. Another look that caught my eye was a psychedelic tie-dye crop top moto jacket with matching short capris and…

New York Fashion Week wrapped up a little while ago so I decided to evaluate some of the street style shots of the folks lurking outside of the latest fashion shows. In case you’re not too privy to the street style game, it’s a trend that picked up in popularity a few years ago.  Photographers snap photos of fashion insiders, celebrities and designers during Fashion Weeks but it gives you a more personal look into emerging trends. It might sound meaningless but everything important I learned about clothes and styling came from looking at photos of people who dress so damn well they happen to break every sartorial rule known to man.  I’m personally kind of tired of writing about the pretentious “runway shows” and “the new theme of the collection.”  It gets kind of repetitive and I know my job mainly consists of keeping things fresh while writing about…

Growing up as a dancer, I wore my tutus out. It was acceptable for the cute four-year-old to wear a pink, frilly skirt with her sparkly ballet flats… Who would have thought that nearly 15 years later, it would become a fashion trend? Betsey Johnson is a renowned fashion designer who not only incorporates radical prints from the 60s, 70s and 80s, but also gives every woman the chance to be a punk rock star just like Lita Ford. She’s almost 73 years old but this fashion icon still does her branded cartwheel into a split at the end of each fashion show – leading to her stint on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” last summer. She tangoed and did the cha-cha in the most clutch fashion that all her fans drooled over. Now, practically 10 months after she appeared on TV, Betsey has teamed up with another legendary company—but…

When I saw the theme of the 2015 Met Gala, “China: Through the Looking Glass,” I was so excited to see American celebrities dressed in an oriental style, thinking it would be eye-catching for blondes and brunettes to wear cheongsam dresses. But this is a really challenging theme even for those of Chinese ethnicity because “Chinese Style” is so hard to define. China has a long and profound costume history that has been greatly influenced by various foreign cultures throughout the lengthy development of its civilization. In the Manchu Qing Dynasty, the popular clothing among the upper social class was called tangzhuang, which is the cheongsam in English, including changshan for men and qipao for women. It is probably the most representative Chinese clothing in Western culture, since it was introduced to European and North American society as an expensive and exotic style in late 20th Century. It soon became…

Despite men’s previous serf-level importance in the Fashion Kingdom, menswear is on a huge upswing now. In the last few years, the menswear community has become a much more lucrative business.  A large majority of guys are finally becoming interested in clothing, just check one of your friends’ Instagram pictures and you will probably see #GQ somewhere while they flex in their poorly fitted blazer.  It is common knowledge that men play a much smaller role in fashion. Over a month ago, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, or CFDA, announced that menswear is getting its own dedicated Fashion Week from July 13th to the 16th.  There have already been similar men’s fashion events held in Italy and London but being America, we’re always a step behind when it comes to  anything cool. The New York Times is even launching a Monthly Men’s Style Section beginning in spring, according…

Spring is here. It’s time to pack away that 50-pound The North Face parka and those Timberlands boots and prepare for bright, sunny days and the abusive New York City heat. As you transition from Winter to Spring, you have to change the wardrobe up a bit.  I realize that most college students are broke after taking out financially crippling loans, but that doesn’t mean you can’t attempt to look a little more presentable. No more oversized cargo shorts and tank tops that have ironic marijuana jokes. Everything in life is expensive, especially clothes, so I curated a list of items for broke college kids. Clarks Desert Boots ($90) If you want to stand out in a crowd full of “bros”, you have to step your footwear game up. These are basically the cheaters guides to being fresh. Everybody loves desert boots; they’re relatively cheap, they look good on everyone,…