What’s Old is New: The Retro Trend

What do Chuck Taylors, high-waisted jeans, and the choker have in common? Their retro genius. Fashion’s cyclical nature has deemed them all cool again, and retro styles are more predominant than ever. Picture someone sporting the  “mom jean,” a messy ponytail and scrunchie, bright lipstick, and white converse – this look is no longer just a character’s wardrobe in Beverly Hills 90210, but once again the norm, now often combined with some edgier and modern accents, like rounded vintage frames and spunky patterns.

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Couture Shock: Rent the Runway

Designer dresses make occasions memorable in an indescribable way. Unfortunately, the price tag for such pieces can get high enough to deter fashionistas from indulging.  Cue Rent the Runway’s founders, Harvard business school grads Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, who saw a world increasingly dominated by rental access – from Netflix to luxury rental cars – and decided to incorporate it into fashion.  Rent the Runway revolutionized the market for rental couture by offering the option to look glamorous in high-fashion dresses without the costs of purchasing them.  

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Thirty Seventh loves 2 Chainz

Hayden (co-President): “The necklace with the rectangular charm is one I’ve had since I was a baby—it has my name etched on the back. My younger sister has an identical one (which she also layers with another gold necklace). I got the longer teardrop one as a birthday gift from my mom last year. As I was fumbling to unclasp the rectangular one I had on before trying on the teardrop necklace, my mom suggested that I just wear the new one over the other. I ended up loving how they looked together, and now I rarely take them off. I’m very picky with jewelry and prefer to keep my hardware simple, so I’m a fan of how understated the pairing looks.”

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Maintaining the Man Bun

Men everywhere are growing out their locks to get buns—man buns, that is. Proclaimed the year of the man bun (“mun”) by The Hollywood Reporter, 2015 has shown that the rebelliously cool hairstyle is no longer reserved for rock gods. Men with different senses of style are receiving their fair share of criticism and praise as they grow their hair long enough to pull back and tie up.

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Bringing European Street Style to the Classroom

At 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, Professor Anna von der Goltz can be found behind ICC 108’s podium most likely sporting ankle boots, skinny jeans, and a blouse paired with a straight cut blazer. In her own words, her fashion choices are “sometimes quite androgynous, certainly more than many American women dress,” and heavily reliant on dark colors. “I’m always dressed in black, maybe white, that’s kind of as far as it goes,” she notes. The effect is a classic, understated style that clearly reflects her European roots.

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