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Fashion Week for Your Closet

Whether you’re rushing from class-to-class or runway-to-runway, street style or runway looks can be translated into campus fashion. These new trends can be applied to dressing for normal class days, nights out, semi formal events and dressy dinners.

That’s So ‘70s Translated to Life in Class

 Is it possible to associate a sleek pant with the hippie look from the 1970s? In the year 2013, designers Calla Haynes, Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs have it happen-well.  Bell-bottoms may have been left behind forty years ago but bold retro patterns from the ‘70s have made their way back onto the runways. Instead of watching reruns of That ‘70s Show on your laptop, take inspiration from this decade’s style to your studious adventures as a Queen’s Student.  Wear patterned pants similar to those shown at Calla or try out a collared pinstripe button up top inspired by Marc Jacobs.

Quilting on a Night Out

When planning to go out on a Friday night, a Queen’s student would primarily think of wearing a quilted leather bag and no other piece of clothing with the same stitching pattern. The emergence of quilted jackets, skirts and dresses on this season’s runways are proving just how versatile this pattern is.  Designers such as Michael Kors, Rag & Bone and Tibi are reconstructing the way people think of quilting.

Embroidered Prints at the Dinner Table

A nice restaurant outing undertaken in the spirit of celebration is as good an excuse as any to dress to the nines, but planning a nice outfit to wear isn’t always easy. The hybrid of embellishments and prints shown on the recent runways are elevating style.  Take some examples from Christopher Kane tops, Erdem dresses and jacket ensembles and silk patterned Prabal Gurung dresses for inspiration.

Black Tie Cutouts

We have all seen too many and too much from cutout dresses and tops on our nights out.  Cutouts have become commonplace; until now – Cushnie et Ochs, Rodarte and Monique Lhuillier have all strived to change the conception of cutouts.  With this revitalization you can now opt for a cutout dress with sleek, subtle flashes of skin for a semi formal or even a black tie event. These cutouts are refined and sophisticated; perfect for an event of ultimate class.

Yours Creatively,

Lulu Tong, Fashion Contributor 

Images: Emily Carlaw and Style.com