Marissa is a junior at Brown University, concentrating in Environmental Studies and History. She is Director of Svelte and Editor-in-Chief of Unhemmed, Brown’s style, art, and culture magazine. In her free time, when she isn’t writing or editing, she likes to listen to hipster music, reread every Jane Austen novel, and eat cupcakes.
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Everybody knows that it’s a total fashion faux-pas to wear white after Labor Day, right? False. This is a complete fashion myth, just like the belief that pastels are limited to spring and summer attire. The past few years have seen a rise in winter pastels, and this year, more than ever, they’re an absolute [...]
Everyone has heard the old adage “New Year, New You.” With 2013 only a few days away, it’s time to take this New Year’s resolution to heart – with a perfect twist for you fashionistas. How about: New Year, New Wardrobe? You’re already fabulous, it’s just the perfect time to update your wardrobe to reflect some exciting new traits. Accessories, outerwear, shoes, clothing – everything. So, get a little out of your comfort zone and push your style this year. In the process, you’ll discover more about yourself, sides you never knew existed. Just simply follow these 5 New Year’s fashion resolutions and you’ll begin to better develop and understand yourself through fashion.
Everybone has worn houndstooth at least once in their life. You know, the two-tone textile design of broken checks that form a four-pointed star, most commonly seen in black and white? Also known as dogstooth, this checkered pattern originated from the Scottish Lowlands in the 1800s, worn as outerwear by shepherds. Soon after, it was [...]
Remember that old, decrepit scarecrow your parents hauled out of the basement every year to sit embarrassingly on your porch for the entire month of October? Now, aren’t you missing it a little as the first weekend of Halloween is fast approaching? Just because you’re living in a cramped, dreary dorm room doesn’t mean that [...]
Fall accessories this year are all about making a statement, adding a polished finish and spark to your outfit. Some accessories are so intricate and extravagant that they demand more attention than the clothes you’re wearing. Now, all of this opulence doesn’t have to come at a high price. Check out these five fall accessory [...]