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It Boy {Tony Nguyen}

April 17, 2014 by

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How would you describe your style?

I like mixing designer pieces with affordable ones a lot.  I’ve spent time in New York and London, so my style is a bit all over the place.  From everything, I combined all these ideas of style into a really laidback-prep kind of guy.

 

Where is your favorite place to shop?

I guess I don’t really have one, but I’ve always liked Club Monaco’s lines from year to year.  Usually, I like to go to random places, whether its online or in-store, and have a bunch of impulse buys.

 

What’s your must-have item?

Scotch & Soda Ralston black denim

 

Who is your favorite designer?

I’d say Yves Saint Laurent because it’s classic but posh, combined with good tailoring.  Thom Brown is another good one because his shows are always surprising and full of character and over the top.

 

Get the look:

button-down/shirt/jeans/shoes/glasses

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Your Feet Are About to Thank You

February 5, 2014 by

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At the Chanel Spring 2014 couture show, shown last week in Paris, the world watched to see what Karl would do this time. Known his dramatic sets, the backdrop of the show was shockingly plain. But aside from this surprise, the models, while wearing absolutely exquisite couture that hundreds of hours of handiwork went into, were wearing none other than…sneakers. Of course, these weren’t just any kicks. The sneakers were designed by “specialty atelier Massaro” and were adorned with “lace, tulle, and beading.” While we’ve seen the abundance of Marant wedges and their knockoffs, the rise of Supergas, the comeback of Vans, and the ever-present Converse; these tennies are something new. These are full blown running shoes people. I started wearing my neon green Nike Flyknit Trainers out this past year, and have found that they look surprisingly sleek and sophisticated when paired with items such as metallic leggings, black leather, and minimalist jumpsuits. Always a fan of juxtaposition in an outfit, I am obsessed with the street style snap below of the girl in the tulle skirt and sneakers. Tennis shoes are perfect to wear when for example, you want to look cute while exploring a new city yet don’t want to look like an awkward tourist. I also love that I can wear mine to class or running errands and still be cute and comfy. Get some more inspo on how to rock your sneaks!

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xx, SWM

 

About Sara Mullally

An aggressively proud Atlantan with a sweet tooth whose favorite things include Dutch Golden Age painting, Hitchcock films, and any cobblestone street. Purveyor of all things pretty and collector of dust collectors. End goal: Iris Apfel.

DAY 4: PREF DAY

January 8, 2014 by

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When it comes to Pref, all bets are off. I think officially Pref is “cocktail attire” but all I hear is “lesgo crazy!” Now I’m all for personal style flare, but NO, I repeat, NO this does not mean wear your sexy-fied Friday Night Avenu Best. Pref is a day to showcase that classy girl you are— think clinking champagne at brunch with the girls or a meet-the-parents-in-Midtown type of get-up. Still, while most girls were stumbling around in LBDs and basic pumps, I wore this last year and you can wear something just as cool! After rush, I had girls I’d never met before coming up to me saying “OMG! You were the girl that wore the neon dress and leather jacket! That was so cool!” My advice for Pref? Take the bull by the horns and dare to wear something that makes you stand out.

It Boy {Charles DuPont}

November 14, 2013 by

Charles DuPont, sophomore and L.A. native, brings his California-cool street style to campus.  Charles is the owner of his own clothing line, Long Awaited.  He has been interested in fashion and design starting at a young age while growing up around his mother who attended FIDM and majored in fashion design.  At 15 and a sophomore in high school, he got together with his friends and started Long Awaited which is sold online and in stores in Los Angeles.  Long Awaited reflects Charles’ personal effortlessly cool, street style vibe.  And it just keeps getting better!  Not only does he own his own clothing line, but he also owns an aftermarket car designing service, where he designs people’s cars for them.

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Who is your favorite style icon?

Pharrell

Where is your favorite place to shop?

I like shopping on Fairfax in Los Angeles.  All the good street wear is there.

What is your favorite fashion piece?

Definitely shoes- I spend all of my extra money on shoes.  Also little accessories.

What would you classify your style as?

Street wear meets high end

Favorite designer?

Christian Louboutin

Get his look:

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xxSL

Mix + Match {Closet Game Edition}

November 13, 2013 by

We are girls. We all say it at least once a month (or more). “I don’t have clothes, I need to go shopping NOW”. Although shopping for a new closet is always nice, we can’t do it every other day…. so we need to play smart and do some mix + match. This fun game has saved me many times, plus I find it extremely useful and creative. With simply 3 tops and 5 bottoms, you can create 15 different outfits! Did I mention how different they all can be? I chose these three knitted tops, two pairs of jeans, black leather leggings, and two skirts to mix + match. We all have basic essentials like these, yet if we know how to combine them and when to wear each different combination, these essentials will turn out to be pretty effective and fashionable for the different occasions. We will save ourselves from having to go to the mall by creating outfits that look way-too-different each time you wear them as you combine the same pieces from your wardrobe.

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I LOVE the color blue, so I picked this one for the example. You can rock this leather & cashmere sweater in so many ways.

A date? Wear your black leather leggings and you are good to go!

Night-out? Just wear a leather skirt, high heels and accesorize… You’ll look stunning

School? Throw on some jeans and this comfy sweater for your 8 a.m. (Yeah, that’s my case zzzz..)

Boulevard? Wear your SMU colors and simply add a denim circled skirt for a chic look

Sunday? Wear some gray jeans + sweater and feel & look comfortable (Because that’s what a Sunday is all about)

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xo,

Adriana

 

About Adriana Bremer

Mexican, gourmet cooking aficionado, aromatherapy massage fanatic and Vogue devotee. I enjoy a good book, a good wine and deep conversations. I fully depend on coffee and chai tea and I like to believe I will one day marry Harvey Specter.

Two Jackets Three Ways: A Visit to The Shak

November 12, 2013 by

Jackets are essential to any wardrobe, and can be the perfect piece to complete your look. With the weather starting to really cool down, it’s time to go shopping for this season’s hottest threads. So we strolled to The Shak in Uptown to check out what wonderful finds they had to offer. The store is a segment of Stanley Korshak, aimed for a slightly younger crowd, including the most fabulous pieces and jewelry from some major designers. With top quality personal shoppers and racks filled with hanging treasures, The Shak is A MUST GO to fulfill all of your retail desires.

Our SMU Style Costume Contest Winners, Megan Young and Tia Shay (who so superbly dressed up as toddlers in tiaras) got to model for our photo shoot fully clothed by designs available at The Shak. We picked out two signature jackets, and three corresponding outfits that show off a few different ways to rock this season’s outerwear. Check out how we changed these toddlers in tiaras, to queens of The Shak.

Tia modeled this tweed jacket, flawlessly complementing her preppy, A-List wardrobe.

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Megan’s outfits and leather jacket were more ideal for that edgy but über-chic betch.

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The First Look: School Daze

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Tia’s black and white preppy-chic outfit is gorgeous yet business professional, ideal for Einstein study breaks in Cox.

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The Second Look: Time Two Party

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Megan’s leather blue pants PERFECTLY compliment the jackets neutral colors and the sleek shine of its jet black sleeves. Her clutch—prime; the crocodile-skin cherry on top of a night on the town.IMG_1451

Tia’s beautifully bejeweled dress is optimum for a fun dinner with friends, and with her fabulous jacket it easily transitions her outfit into a cozy yet club-ready showstopper.

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The Third Look: On The Go

Weekends and days off are the premium chance to run all  of your errands, and look hot while doing it.

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Megan looks amazing with her dark yet simple colors. Those double zipper pocket jeans were actually unreal along with that black tortoise shell mesh top screamed style and sass.

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IMG_1636 Tia’s loose and printed blouse and flare jeans, not only looked so cute but comfortable too.

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So ladies we urge you to head on over to The Shak A.S.A.P (go catch that amazing sale going on right now), and go find that perfect jacket for you. Wanting to give a HUGE thank you to The Shak for providing the clothes for this shoot, and to our two beautiful models, Tia and Megan!

Stay Stylish,

-Taylor Lewis

Whooo’s that Girl? …it’s Jess!

November 8, 2013 by

Sorry Zooey Deschanel, but you got nothing on this Jess! Meet SMU’s very own Jessica Jan and let her Asian persuasion and carefree attitude entrance you. She’s far away from the mess she claims to be, and her ever-evolving eclectic style is all about her world travels, Taiwanese background, and even her possible hoarding problem. Her day-to-day outfits really start to define what persona she takes on – even if they take a little while to put together… but who wants to be on time for class anyway?

 

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“I like being sassy and being sassy is fun! And we’re so young so
like I don’t know when I’ll be able to wear all these things again!”

 

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SMUstyle: When did you first start being this super stylish fashionista?

Jessica Jan: Haha I don’t know! I remember being really into that show, Kell on Earth, with Kelly Cutrone? And from there it just became an obsession! My friend Pablo and I would literally sit in his room all day and watch runway shows on YouTube and start critiquing them and pretending we were there and then trying to style my outfits based on everything we loved! Spending the summers in Taiwan with my grandmother she also really took me under her wing and showed me where to get the good stuff

 

SMUstyle: Do you think your heritage influences your style?

JJ: Well, yes and no! Asian fashion is really, like, feminine and pink and lacey and kinda girly which isn’t necessarily my thing but I love all of their color schemes! And all of their pattern mixing – it’s all about mixing polka dots and stripes and making it all work somehow. I’m influenced more by like The Sartorialist blog – I literally stalk it! And I’m all about Lookbook.nu – I love that website!

 

SMUstyle: What’s your favorite thing to shop for?

JJ: That’s so hard!!! I can’t decide! I just don’t really go shopping for basics – like you can always find a white tee shirt, or jeans but I like to pick out the stranger things. Fashion is changing every year and there’s n
othing you can do about it, so why not buy into the different ways of fashion. There’s not like one specific thing I can say is my favorite – I buy whatever I see!

 

Our Favorite Items in Jessica’s Closet!

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Not Your Boyfriend’s Jeans

November 7, 2013 by

In the complicated world of finding the perfect pair of jeans, I’m all about pulling out your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans on those way-too-common “I don’t want to get out of bed let alone get dressed” days that always seem to haunt me. But I think we all have to understand the fine line between actually looking like your boyfriend (mmm maybe not so cute) and making his jeans look chic and presentable.

Here are some of my fav inspiration looks from Pinterest!

Here are some of my fav inspiration looks from Pinterest!

Some trends are definitely easier said than done when flipping through Pinterest and countless fashion blogs (definitely check out Man Repeller and We Wore What), but this is one that’s too easy and comfortable to pass up! (Aka my favorite kinds of trends) Don’t believe me? See how we styled these effortlessly fun looks with all sorts of things we found in my closet.

 

Tee shirt: Junk Food, Jeans, J. Crew, Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent, Necklace: Vintage

Tee shirt: Junk Food, Jeans: J. Crew, Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent, Necklace: Vintage

 Instead of continuing the laziness of boyfriend jeans and pairing them with a big comfy tee, let’s opt for a more fitted one and a chunky necklace! Easy enough for class with a pair of flats, or even some sky-high heels

 

Leather Jacket: Rick Owens, Top: Grahm and Spencer, Jeans: J. Crew, Shoes: Valentino

Leather Jacket: Rick Owens, Top: Grahm and Spencer, Jeans: J. Crew, Shoes: Valentino

 I don’t know about you but when I pull out my oversized boyfriend jeans, I usually need to wear a belt to keep them from falling. While I’m not too sure how cute they are on their own, I freaking love them! In the end, they are still the comfiest pair of jeans in my closet – so naturally I wear them all the time, even to go out…

 

Top: Alisha Levine, Jeans: J. Crew, Shoes: Prada, Earrings: LK Designs, Cuff: Charles Albert

Top: Alisha Levine, Jeans: J. Crew, Shoes: Prada, Earrings: LK Designs, Cuff: Charles Albert

 Now, let’s speak date night. Why do we have to put the boyfriend jeans away? Keep them on! Metallic heels, silk tops, long earrings… all you need to transform your boyfriend jeans into something a little more feminine and fun

 

Now show us your boyfriend jeans look on The Boulevard!

 xx, D

 

 Styling: Daniela Hernandez & Shelly Knutson, Photos: Shelly Knutson, Model & Writing: Daniela Hernandez

Gypsy Magic

September 26, 2013 by

Hey ladies! And the most fashionable of ‘gents…

 

So, since last week’s “One Skirt, Three Ways” article (written by my BFF Daniela) was such a fabulous hit we set out to do another this week.

 

Our location: Gypsy Wagon!

 

Located on North Henderson Avenue, Gypsy Wagon is a sun-soaker’s, music-festival-attendee’s, fish-tail-braider’s and overall it-girl’s paradise. They carry anything from Mexican sugar skull embroidered pillows to sexy-fied tour-bus-ready jumpsuits (and EPIC headpieces, which we’ll get to in just a minute). Adriana, Daniela, Isabelle, Schuyler and I headed down the 75 to Gypsy Wagon for a day of dressin’ up and gettin’ down.

 

While we attempted to do a similar post as last week, we simply loved too much. Hop on the Gypsy Wagon and we’ll be right on our way to show-stopping attire for any occasion!

 

A Flair for the Dramatic

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I hesitate to label this look because it is just so versatile. We wanted to keep with the Gypsy Wagon mantra of carelessly cool so we paired this satin stunner with an epic turquoise belt and went barefoot. We could stick Isabelle in the VIP Beer Garden at Coachella and she wouldn’t skip a beat (with that headpiece?! I mean, hello!). At the same time, slip on a pair of Loubs, toss on a sparkly statement necklace and work that open back and you are ready to strut the red carpet.

 

(Shoutout to Sissy’s Southern Kitchen for letting us shoot in their awesome digs!)

 

Casually Cool

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This look is ready for a night of gossip and margs with the girls, a lazy Sunday of SATC and cinnamon rolls on the couch, or for that class with that guy that sits in the front row that’s, like, kind of into me, but idk maybe he’s actually just looking at the clock….? Earth to you, unconvinced girls: he’s staring at you! (Or will be if you wear this…) In this outfit, you can be comfortable, classy, and ready to wow wherever you go.

 

Small Town Girl, Big City Dreams

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This screams “model-off-duty” and I freakin’ love it. Personally, hats are my go-to. By throwing one on, you look effortless cool and immediately superior to what would have looked like without it. Isa works the clashing prints in the uncomplicated fashion I desired to shoot. It also helps being tiny, beautiful, and naturally adept at modeling 😉

 

Gypsy Wagon

2928 N. Henderson Ave. Dallas, TX 75206

P.S. A second gigantic shoutout to Julia at GW for all your help!

Photos by: Shelly Knutson

SMU Style Raffle!

September 19, 2013 by

How much fun today did we have at the raffle…? Too much! Our editor Schuyler Mack showed how excited she was with her dance moves….

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Keep checkin the blog tonight to check and see if you are one of our 15 lucky winners!

xoxo, the SMU Style Team

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Check our lookbook to scope what all the fashionistas swarming the BLVD wore!

www.smulookbook.com

Photos by: Shelly Knutson