Fashion

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Bringing Back The 90’s Styles

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The 1990’s were a time of grungy styles, obnoxious colors, Lisa Frank, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and much more. Every girl wanted to be one of the Spice Girls, rock platform shoes and may or may not still own a beloved hair crimper.

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The New LD: Little Red Dress

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We love the little black dress, we’re fans of the little white dress, but now it’s 2015 and we’re ready for something new. It’s classic, it’s bold, it’s the perfect pop of sexy, it’s the LRD: Little red dress.

Rockin’ Raw Rocks

Rockin’ Raw Rocks

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You can find the sparkling, unpolished rocks just about anywhere, from candle holders to a big rock to put on your table. But lately they are making a big appearance in fashion jewelry.

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Keep Your Ears Warm Penn State

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Wearing a hat is easy but not always hair-friendly. Ear warmers are the perfect combination of staying snug while keeping your hair in tact. The best thing about them is that there are so many different kinds and looks you can choose from. We visited a few downtown State College stores in search of our favorites. Here’s what we found!

The Matching Game: Socks and Shoes

The Matching Game: Socks and Shoes

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Now that eternal winter at State College is on its way, we have to prepare…our feet. The time of open-toed wedges, strappy heel and flip flops is no longer. We are now in boot weather. It’s time to stock up the sock collection and get creative.

Timberland Boots

Timberland Boots

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Lately, not being basic has been everyone’s main concern. We all know the classic traits of the basic Penn State girl are, and it’s been mocked endlessly. But we cannot forget that Penn State boys are just as likely to exhibit those basic boy traits too. One of those trends that we love to see when the weather gets colder is Timberland Boots.

Nailed It: This Fall’s Hottest Nail Trends

Nailed It: This Fall’s Hottest Nail Trends

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Ask any true fashionista — cuticle care is crucial! Whether you prefer doing your nails at home or getting them done at the salon, a fresh manicure is clean, pretty, and just another way to express yourself and your style. This fall, we rounded up some of the most hip trends to keep your nail game on point.

Shopping Your Closet This Halloweekend

Shopping Your Closet This Halloweekend

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You’re sitting in class on Thursday afternoon when you get a text from your friend reminding you that she’s throwing a social tomorrow night. As is protocol in these situations, you ask her what she plans on wearing and in response she sends you a picture of cat ears and a black leotard. Oh yeah… tomorrow’s Halloween, isn’t it?

The Link Between Halloween Costumes and Body Image

The Link Between Halloween Costumes and Body Image

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It seems these days the only epidemics on everyone’s lips are medical. The news is constantly gathering facts, spreading the word, and making sure the people are well prepared in a fight that hopefully, we never have to face. But what about the epidemics that don’t get national coverage? What about the epidemic of negative body image?

When Boys Guess the Brands and Designers in our Closet

When Boys Guess the Brands and Designers in our Closet

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Throughout the years we noticed those who are attached to brand names. From clothing to backpacks, we can tell who is “brand obsessed” and who just happened to score a deal. At Valley, we like to see who knows what the brand actually sells. So, we went to the HUB to interview some guys to see if they know their stuff.

You Are What You Wear: Valley Chats with Penn State Fashion Blogger Simi OA

You Are What You Wear: Valley Chats with Penn State Fashion Blogger Simi OA

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Simi OA is a fifth-year senior from Lagos, Nigeria gracing Penn State with an unbeatable sense of style. Busy with her double major in psychology and business, Simi found spare time to create a blog sharing her passion for fashion with other college students. Although the site was started for fun, “House of Àrà” has gained feature on popular fashion websites like CollegeFashionista, Fashion Bomb Daily and The Style Hub.

Shopping Made Easy for Tall Girls

Shopping Made Easy for Tall Girls

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Whether it was going through the awkward middle school phase of deciding what homecoming dress would be an “appropriate” length since your knees were two to three inches higher than your friends, or even battling the stress of not wanting to wear heels to prom just so you wouldn’t tower over your date. There is nothing wrong with being a tall girl, but dealing with the constant scrutiny of making sure the little things that other girls don’t have to worry about are in-check becomes a task in itself.

Maximizing the Power of the Sweater

Maximizing the Power of the Sweater

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Now that it’s October and the leaves are beginning to change colors, we can finally pull our favorite heavy knit sweaters from storage. For most of us, we like to throw our sweaters on over top of a pair of leggings and a cute pair of boots. It’s a simple and easy way to look like you actually tried to put yourself together even though you just rolled out of bed. Instead of wearing your usual go-to, try mixing up your fall flair by styling your best sweaters with these tips.

What Your Underwear Says About You

What Your Underwear Says About You

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There is one phrase that every girl wants to hear. It is guaranteed to put a smile on her face and turn even the worst day around. That’s right, it’s “Five for $26.” Seeing that sale advertised in bold font on the big windows of a store means one thing only – new underwear.