One look at today’s college campuses and it’s clear to see that high-end fashion is no longer exclusive to the catwalks of Milan and Manhattan. Fashion has evolved and the quad is quickly being transformed into the latest version of the runway. Gone are the days of bedheaded college kids showing up for lectures in sweatpants being the norm. From the classroom to their internships – students are now dressing to impress.
You’ll find that fashion trends move just as fast as the time you spend at college. So how are you supposed to keep up? In honor of New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicking off February 10th, the StudentAdvisor team has decided to showcase the best college fashion blogs.
Find out which campus fashionistas made the cut for our Top 5 College Fashion Blogs list below:
College Fashion is the first and only fashion blog written by college students, for college students. Founded by Zephyr Basine from her University of Massachusetts Amherst dorm room in March 2007, College Fashion has grown from her own personal fashion blog into a worldwide student-run online fashion magazine, written by a group of stylish college girls from universities across the US. In four years Zephyr has transformed from campus fashionista to the Anna Wintour of college fashion blogs. From the University of Oklahoma’s Chelsea Cawood, to Ali Straka from the University of Missouri, this ‘online fashion magazine’ features fashion tips for students, the latest fashion trends, beauty tips, online sale updates, ruminations on college life, college fashionista’s’ street style, as well as style advice for 20-somethings.
College Fashionista is a fashion social networking site for those who are passionate about the latest styles and trends on college campuses. The site’s founder, Amy Levin, a graduate from Indiana University, created the blog as a way to showcase the best in University fashion trends. Together, Amy and her Style Gurus provide reader’s with photographs of what their peers are wearing around college campuses and tips on how readers can incorporate these looks into their own college fashion wardrobes. College Fashionista even has an exclusive column series for USA TODAY COLLEGE, which covers the current styles being fashioned at schools from American University, to Yale University, and every college in between.
3. Her Campus
Stephanie Kaplan, Windsor Hanger, and Annie Wang, the founders of Her Campus, met while undergraduates at Harvard University through running Freeze, the school’s lifestyle and fashion online magazine, where they served as the Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor, and Creative Director respectively. Since Her Campus’s launch in September 2009, Stephanie, Windsor, and Annie have been named to Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year Awards as 3 of Glamour’s “20 Amazing Young Women”, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. With national content on Style, Health, Love, Life, and Career, supplemented by campus-specific content produced by teams of students at 100+ colleges across the country, Her Campus has quickly become known as “A Collegiette’s Guide to Life”.
Lauren Felix, fashion obsessed college student at Florida State University, started La Petite Fashionista in March 2007, while she was still a senior in high school. Since day one, Lauren’s goal was to create a blog that made fashion accessible to everyone and made trends wearable and easy to understand. On her site, she muses about her inspirations, forecasts future trends, features up and coming labels, and writes about her experiences as a fashion student trying to break into the industry.
In a fusion of east meets west, Little Miss Dress Up is the style diary of two friends living on opposite ends of the world- one half of the Little Misses in Edinburgh and the other half in Manila. The founders and stylish fashion bloggers, Rosanna Aranaz and Hanna Choa Yu, provide readers with shopping finds and fashionable happenings in The Philippines and Scotland that will inspire any college fashionista’s wardrobe.
Stylish in Suburbia is the personal fashion diary of College of William & Mary student Rhiannon Ecsedy. Rhinnon’s penchant for unconventional combinations and makes her stand out as a fashion risk taker with a funky flair. A must read blog for those who are bold enough to stand out from the crowd.
Keeping an eye out for an up and comer in the college fashion blog world? Check out Plaid and Cigarettes, written by an NYC area based high school senior named Devon. With whip sharp commentary and an eye for what’s hot she’s a mini Michael Kors in the making.
Bonnie Barton started Flashes of Style while still a student at University of Arkansas. Even though she graduated in 2010 she continues to keep her blog fresh with top notch suggestions for those looking to dress a bit more “grown up” while still wanting to feel youthful and stylish.
Do you have a “go to” blog for college fashion? Share your favorite in the comments.