Fashion

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First-year students reinvent themselves with intriguing sartorial decisions.
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Tue, 09/02/2014
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The first week at a new school liberates students from the restraints of their past environments. No one knows if the hip art student in mom jeans sucked his thumb until middle school or if the sorority pledge with six-inch Louboutins had braces at senior prom. These first-year students reinvented themselves by incorporating carefully curated autobiographical treasures into their first few outfits of the school year.

Liu Sichen & Cong Yeming

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Leave your flip-flops for the shower.
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Wed, 06/25/2014
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Despite its 12 years of growing renown, Rock the Garden is not a fashionable festival.

While bro tanks were few and far between, there were too many concertgoers at the two-day event at the Walker Art Center last weekend sporting billowing short sleeve shirts, flip-flops and shorts that either revealed the bottom of the posterior or extended beyond the knee.

Fortunately, a few fashion-forward individuals raised the collective style quotient through their carefully curated ensembles. Here are four of the style-savvy whose outfits stood out:

 

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Designer Vera Neumann’s iconic silk scarves will be on display in St. Paul
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Thu, 05/08/2014
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After digging through over 500 scarves, Natasha Thoreson finally picked about 100 for display at the Goldstein Museum of Design.

The summer exhibit, called “Signed by Vera,” is a collection of printed scarves from post-war designer Vera Neumann, who is known for her colorful patterns.

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Death to neon tank tops
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Tue, 04/29/2014
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In a sea of bro tanks and fanny packs, there were a few students who stood out during Spring Jam — their outfits being anything but basic. These individuals prove that it’s all in the details.

Who wore it: Cassie Baumgartner, environmental science, policy and management senior

Pairing shorts with a sweatshirt and boots is a great way to show some skin without being embarrassed to be seen in front of a professor. A light color palate makes this ensemble spring appropriate. The bandana headband and aviators give her look an edge. 

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Death to neon tank tops
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University of Minnesota students show off sustainable designs at “Elements,” a fashion show and student design competition.
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Tue, 04/22/2014
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A vegetable steamer resting in a kitchen is a common sight, but a vegetable steamer worn as attire is far from usual.

At “Elements,” a University of Minnesota student fashion show hosted by the WAM Collective, one designer does just that.

The event, now in its third year, features student designs inspired by another artistic work. This year, designers used the University Weisman Art Museum’s exhibit “Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined” as their muse.

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Back away from the $35 lipstick.
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Tue, 04/15/2014
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With an overwhelming array of makeup options available, it can be tricky to know where to spend your money. Should you splurge or save? The fashionista is here to break it down for you.

Foundation: Splurge

For those of you with perfect skin and average skin tone, you can get away with buying cheap foundation with very few issues. However, if you have sensitive skin, blemished skin, very fair skin or very dark skin, you’re going to be much better off spending money on a quality product.

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Step up your style game by shopping at some local stores.
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Thu, 04/10/2014
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It’s sometimes hard to build a wardrobe that’s different from your peers’. With the college-kid budget basically ranging from Goodwill to Target, it can be a challenge to find items that aren’t owned by at least three of your neighbors.

If you’re tired of buying all your clothes at Forever 21 and H&M, there are some pretty cool stores around the Twin Cities that you should check out.

 

Primp

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It’s like “date, marry, kill,” but with clothes.
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Tue, 04/08/2014
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Spring is here, and that means it’s time to clean out your closet to make room for fun, new things. However, it can sometimes be challenging to part with old clothes — what if you get rid of something and it comes back in style next year? Luckily, you have this handy little guide to what you should keep, toss and repurpose for 2014.

 

Item: Wedge sneakers
Verdict: Toss

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Say goodbye to your marshmallow coat.
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Tue, 04/01/2014
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With this unpredictable Minnesota weather, making your wardrobe work for winter and spring requires a slow transition rather than a quick switch. As nice as it would be to go straight into wearing tank tops and shorts, it’s not realistic. By adding some new pieces to your closet and altering the way you wear some of your winter clothes, you’ll look stylish on 30-degree days and 60-degree days alike.

 

Lighten up

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The mass market retailer is adding luxury products to its shelves.
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Thu, 03/27/2014
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After adding beauty consultants to stores in the summer of 2012, Target has been amping up its beauty department in order to compete with department stores and specialty retailers like Sephora.

This month, Target made some pretty bold changes to its beauty offerings, which will be appearing in 750 stores across the country.

Target is trying to make luxury skincare available to the masses, while also attempting to keep customers in the store for all of their wants and needs, rather than just basic necessities.

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