A Glimpse of Sperry Top-Siders New Spring 2013 Collection
Posted 60 days ago by Amanda Raye
Sperry Top-Sider recently launched their Spring 2013 collection…and we’re in love. In the past, we found Sperry was meant for the preppy girl (or guy) who liked pretending they lived in New England.
Now, while they’re still known for their nautical look, Sperry is branching out more than ever with highly fashionable options. Their new Delancey shoe and original boat shoe in woven turquoise won us over:
Yes, they’re on the pricey side. But as you all may know, we’re advocates for spending good money on shoes and saving money on items like shirts and pants, as well as anything to do with hyped-up trends.
When it comes to shoes, you must strive for comfort — especially if you’re on your feet a good portion of the day. Quality shoes can last for years, while cheap ones will only get you through a few months of regular wear. Read: “The Difference Between Cheap and Expensive Shoes.”
Broke & Chic got a sneak-peek video of their new women’s collection:
Which one do you like best? Let us know in the comments below!
University Trends: Frostburg State University
Posted 591 days ago by Amanda Raye
Fall is officially here, college students all around the globe are pulling out their favorite outfits to rock around campus. Students at Frostburg State University told Broke & Chic their favorite looks and trends for fall, and how they got them on the cheap!
For Kristen it’s all about FRINGE! Fringe is definitely a trendy must-have. Whether it’s a bag, jacket or shirt, fringe can make an outfit! Try a black fringe bag; they go with just about everything. And for the bolder fashionista, try one with a hint of color.
♥Kristen’s studded fringe bag was found at Honeycomb Hideout for $50!
♥ Grab this bag for$59.99 at Urban Outfitters
Aleecia brings a little boho to campus with her oh-so chic MAXI SKIRT! These skirts have become a major must-have for fall 2011. They’re great for class and those nights out on the town! Pair your maxi with a cute jacket or blazer. Need some pizazz? Try a maxi in a bold color!
♥ Aleecia’s extra chic maxi was found for $40 at Zara!
♥ Get this black maxi skirt at Target for $15.
Maxi skirt’s not your thing? Try a MINI SKIRT! Pair it with tights or thigh-high socks. A mini skirt can give you that effortlessly cute look every girl on campus wants. Kate pairs her skirt with an adorable pair of tights and flats. She’s ready to rock the campus!
♥ Kate’s mini was found at Charlotte Russe for only $5 on sale. The tights were only $15 at Nordstroms!
Pleated Minis are another great look for fall!
For guys, the ever popular VINTAGE PREP look is back for yet another season, and don’t forget OXFORD BUTTON-UP’S! These classic shirts never go out of style. Try a bright color to give an unexpected twist! Hamid and Mark were more than happy to bring this classic trend back to campus.
♥ Mark’s red button up was found at H&M for only $20. He paired it with khaki jeans and Bass loafers!
♥ Hamid found his Ralph Lauren oxford button-up at a local thrift store for only $10!
As if every girl didn’t already know, LEATHER JACKETS are back! Fall is the perfect season to take out your fitted leather. It’s warm, trendy, and believe it or not, classy. Miranda strolls around campus in her moto-style leather jacket paired with a simple white tee and jeans.
It doesn’t have be real leather…but you already knew that right?!
♥ Miranda found her jacket for only $14 at a local thrift store!
♥ Only $32 at Forever 21.
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Trend Alert: Slipper Loafers
Posted 599 days ago by Amanda Raye
Over the past few weeks I have seen the fashionista’s of Soho rocking the infamous slipper loafer. What was typically only in the closet of your business minded father and the late Michael Jackson have now entered yours!
Have these shoes become the new ballet flat? And are you okay with that? I am; they are like walking on pillows, but still look cute with my LBD! Double win!
♥ Where to Buy: If you’re looking for a good quality shoe that’ll last you for seasons, I recommend the Madee shoe at Steve Madden. They’re between $60-$120.
Want to be nicer to your bank account? This is an old trend that is making a comeback, so thrift stores will be filled with them! You might find a great pair under $10!
Back to School: 2011
Posted 642 days ago by Amanda Raye
These items are hot right now, and need to be on your back to school list no matter if you’re entering your sophomore year of high school, your senior year of college, or your second year of grad school! They’re great for all ages — so get shopping!
By: Amanda Raye and Van Crawford
1. Prairie/Lace-Up Boots
Why: They go with both pants and dresses and are perfect for all seasons. Definitely a Class-A upgrade from Uggs!
Blaise of http://blaiseruby.blogspot.com/
Try: Forever 21, Steve Madden, Western/Equestrian stores, Urban Outfitter, thrift stores, and flea markets.
Why: They’re classy, unisex and perfect for lugging both computers and books.
Sara of http://thelittlestoryteller.blogg.se/
Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad
Try: The Cambridge Satchel Company (about $70). You could also try Topshop, Urban Outfitters, flea markets and thrift stores.
3. Red Pants
Why: Like their blue cousin, they go with everything!
Try: Zara, H&M, Old Navy, Forever 21 and Macy’s for a pair under $40. If you live in/near NYC try Necessary Clothing in Soho.
4. Maxi Skirts
Why: They’re casual yet elegant and perfect for dressing up and dressing down.
Try: H&M and American Apparel.
5. Navajo-Print Shirts
Why: It’s a fun new trend that’ll go with past trends. Dust off your cowboy boots and moccasins!
Try: Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Necessary Clothing and Mandee.
6. Barbie Pink Lipstick
Why: You’ll be everyones favorite fashionista. This color just oozes confidence!
Try: Sally’s Mini Lipsticks ($1), Wet n’ Wild ($1), Forever 21 ($4) and New York Color ($2) — Target, Walmart and CVS.
Why: It’s great for those in-between days; when it’s not cold enough to wear a jacket but you’re still kind of chilly. An instant it-girl piece. Loose the hoodie ladies!
Try: Zara, Forever 21, Topshop, H&M, Uniqlo and thrift stores.
Why: They go with everything! I always hoped they would come back in style. I used to have the hardest time finding shoes to pair with my vintage dresses. An amazing upgrade to the childish looking ballerina flat!
Try: Forever 21, Aldo, thrift stores, Steve Madden and Macy’s
Why: They’re for a good cause, and so much cuter than the everyday walking sneaker.
Try: www.toms.com ($54)
Why: They’re back for yet another season! Need a change? Try nylon leggings!
Try: Mandee, American Apparel, Rainbow, H&M, Wet Seal, Macy’s, and perhaps Forever 21.
11. Penny Loafers and Boat Shoes
Why: They’re great for both men and women! Loafer heels aren’t half bad either!
Try: thrift stores, Macy’s, Nordstroms, Target, Walmart, Call It Spring and Urban Outfitters.
12. A New Hairstyle
Why: It’s always great to start the school year with a new look. Add a silver blonde highlight, go red, add bangs, cut it all off…have fun! Just make sure you go to a professional.
What’s on your back to school list this year?