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Spring 2011 Androgynous College Fashion Accessories

These fashion staples know no bounds. Gender shmender…this stuff is hot, period.

The Ray Ban Wayfarers

This is by no means a new trend, these babies have had several comebacks in the last 50 years.  In the 1960’s with Breakfast at Tiffany’s and again in the 1980’s with The Blues Brothers and Risky Business.

Pictured (from top left): Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine and Zac Efron, Pictured (from bottom left): Jessica Alba, Kristin Cavallari and Rachel Bilson

Spring 2011 Celeb Fashion Trends - Ray Ban Wayfarer SunglassesSpring 2011 Celeb Fashion Trends - Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

Note: For the vast majority of college students who can’t afford the real deal…knock offs can be found at just about every retail store.


The Ray Ban Aviators

These aren’t new either, in fact, they are officially a classic.  Even though the Wayfarer is sort of stealing it’s thunder right now, the Ray Ban Aviators aren’t losing any steam, they’re still a fan favorite.

Pictured (from top left): David Beckham, Zac Efron and Kellan Lutz, Pictured (from bottom left): Megan Fox, Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Richie

Spring 2011 Celeb Fashion Trends - Ray Ban Aviator SunglassesSpring 2011 Celeb Fashion Trends - Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Note: For the vast majority of college students who can’t afford the real deal…knock offs can be found at just about every retail store.


The Straw Trilby Hat

This 20’s throw back is a just the tip of the fashion iceberg, hats are so in right now.

Pictured (from top left) Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron and Brian Austin Green, Pictured (from bottom left): Ashlee Simpson, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon

Spring 2011 Celeb Fashion Trends - Straw Hats - Trilby or Fedora Spring 2011 Celeb Fashion Trends - Straw Hats - Trilby or Fedora

Note: The trilby resembles, and is often confused with, the fedora. The only difference is that the trilby has a slightly smaller brim.


The Horn-Rimmed Eyeglasses

Looking nerdy has never looked so cool. No prescription required.

Pictured (from top left): Joe Jonas, David Beckham and  Justin Timberlake, Pictured (from bottom left): Alicia Keys, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jennifer Aniston

Spring 2011 Celeb Fashion Trends - Horn-Rimmed GlassesSpring 2011 Celeb Fashion Trends - Horn-Rimmed Glasses

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Spring 2011 College Fashion Trends for Women

The Feather Earring(s)

Last year suede and fringe were huge, so it was only a matter of time before we saw feathers. Best worn on one ear, a la 80’s Madonna.

Pictured (from left): Jessica Szohr and Vanessa Hudgens


The Belt

Much like the scarf, the belt will be the it accessory for every outfit this spring. You name it…beach cover-up, jeans, dress, sweater, shorts…add a belt for an instant style upgrade!

Pictured (from left): Olivia Polermo, Jessica Alba, Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth

Credit (Olivia): Buzz Foto, Credit (Jessica): Getty via FabSugar, Credit (Lo): www.frugal-fashionistas.com _____________________________________________________________________________________

The Structured Black Hat

Whether your look is boho, retro or rock, the black hat is bound to make it’s way to the forefront of your spring wardrobe.  The Derby or Bowler, The Fedora,  The Gambler, The Trilby, The Outback, The Porkpie or Be-Bop,  The Floppy Bohemian  – this trend hardly discriminates. It’s all very Brigitte Bardot.

Pictured (from left): Nicole Richie (in a floppy bohemian hat), Jessica Szohr (in a trilby hat) and Beyonce Knowles (in a gambler hat)

Credit (Beyonce): Huffington Post, Credit (Jessica): Bauer Griffin, Credit (Nicole):_________________________________________________________________________

The Layered Gold Jewelry

It’s all about mixing and matching – short with long, thin with chunky, feathers with medalions, and so it goes.

Pictured (from left): Kate Moss and Vanessa Hudgens


Also, good news for those college budgets, last spring’s cat shades, cross-body bags, boyfriend jeans and mixed bangles – all still in!


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Celebrity Brand Ambassadors – College Sports Edition

As I was leafing through my US Weekly last week I came across a photo of Joel Madden in head to toe Hoosier gear that left this IU alumna beaming with Hoosier pride. Now, I am fully aware that it wasn’t Justin Timberlake or Kim Kardashian, but still ….waaay cooler than Jared the Subway guy (who lived in an apartment above a Subway on campus) or Mark Cuban (whose love for Hoosier basketball was the catalyst in making him a millionaire many many times over).

Let’s face it, celebrities are the highest paid and usually the most efficient (not always) brand ambassadors in town.

Exhibit A: The Kardashian marketing machine.Exhibit A: The Kardashian marketing machine.

So, here are some celebs who show their college sports alliance with pride, free of charge….we think…

Fans and Alumni (from  top left): Trojan Will Ferrell, Cardinal Tiger Woods, Golden Bear Adam Duritz, (from bottom left) Wildcat Ashley Judd, Hawkeye Ashton Kutcher and Longhorn Matthew McConaughey

Hometown Fans: Tiger Justin Timberlake, Bearcat Nick Lachey and Trojan Snoop Dogg

At the very least fans of the apparel: Longhorn Jessica Simpson, Hoosier Joel Madden, and Husky Lindsay Lohan

Has trouble committing, but loves the hats: Leonardo DiCaprio

Just to clarify…if you do not see your team represented in any of the photos above…then, I’m sorry, but that means they suck.

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College Fashion Crimes

Thanks, in large part, to VHI programming, it has become necessary that we provide this public service announcement.

Heinous crimes of fashion are being committed on college campuses across the country, leaving countless victims in their wake. This blog is in honor of those victims, but intended for the perpetrators themselves. Please. Stop.

WARNING: The images below are shocking. Viewer discretion is advised.

Fashion Crime: Ed Hardy

Pictured (from left) John Gosselin, Tara Reid and Nicole “Coco” Austin

Fashion Crime: Autonomous Vests

Pictured (from left): Criss Angel and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Fashion Crime: Ill-Fitting Clothes

Pictured (from left): Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi , Pete Wentz, Mary-Kate Olson and Kevin Federline

Fashion Crime: Excessive Man Jewelry

Pictured (from left): Criss Angel, Spencer Pratt and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Fashion Crime: Over Tanning

Pictured (from top left): Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Brooke Hogan, Christina Aguilara, (from bottom left) Tara Reid, Ashley Tisdale and Paris Hilton

Fashion Crime: Tight Man Tanks

Pictured (from left): Dane Cook, Pauly D, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Note: While the primary offenders of these crimes are between 18 and 25 years of age, perps are found in every age group, and the older they are the more offensive the crime becomes.

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