Closet Essentials For This Semester

Closet Essentials For This Semester

The ultimate fashion checklist for every girl
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Summer is slowly coming to an end. It's time to say goodbye to everyday sweat pants in your hometown and say hello to game days, nights at the bars and various other opportunities to get dressed up (when we aren't in our track shorts for class of course). As we get closer to the new semester, it's time to do a little shopping as we try to stay up to date on the latest trends. So here's the ultimate checklist for your closet this semester.

1) Suede skirts

These skirts can come in various styles and colors. They can be paired with a graphic tee or even tights when the weather gets a little cool.

2) Double buckle belts

Double buckle belts come in different styles and can be gold or silver. They are here to save your basic outfit by giving it a more edgy look.

3) Bomber jackets

These jackets are a crop tops best friend, especially when it gets a little chilly out!

4) Overalls

Perfect with a fun crop top and converse, overall shorts are perfect for any casual day.

5) Cat eye sunglasses

Say goodbye to aviators! These funky glasses are the next hot accessory!

6) Jean skirts

This look isn't just for Brandy Melville models! The jean skirt goes perfectly with booties or any kind of crop top.

7) Graphic tees

Lazy days just got a little bit cuter and a whole lot more fun. Pairing any cool graphic tee with yoga pants and converse gives you an effortlessly cute look.

8) Pins

Accessories like these come in all shapes and sizes and they can add some effortless personality to your jean jacket or backpack.

9) Jean jackets

This 90s inspired look is back and better than ever!


10) Bandana around the neck

Dig through your costume closet and pull out that red bandana that I know you already have. This simple pop of color stands out perfectly with a solid black top.


11) Cheer skirts for game day

You don't need to be a preppy cheerleader to rock this look. Originating at universities on the west coast, this game day look will soon be trending on campuses across the US.

12) Off the shoulder tops

As simple as it is, this look is a closet must. It can be paired with any bottom.

13) Baseball caps

Say goodbye to bad hair days forever!

14) Velvet

This fabric was sent from heaven. Not only is it soft, but it can come in various colors! Whether it's a velvet pair of shorts, crop top, or choker, this material is as adorable as it is versatile.

15) One piece swimsuits

Every season is one piece swimsuit season. Need I say more?

16) Midi Dresses

The Kardashians aren't the only ones rocking this look this season! Dressed up with heels or paired with Adidas tennis shoes for a casual look, these simple dresses can be worn for any occasion.

17) Lace up Shoes

This shoe style is available in sandals, flats, stilettos, and even chunky heels from various brands.

18) Adidas

This brand is more than just an athletic line. From trendy graphic tees to practical sneakers, this brand is taking over.

19) Two Piece matching sets

Correlating bottoms and tops ends here! This look is fun and easy.

20) Thick Chokers

Everyone's going to be looking like Gigi this season with this edgy accessory

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Don't Eat Like Sh*t And 8 Other Ways To Get A Perfect Summer Bod Like Mine

No but seriously... get up and get your butt to the gym!
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Moms, dads, boys, girls and, most importantly, college students: summer body season is approaching us. As much as we have it set in our (un)determined minds, we are going to get that summer bod before we hit the beach.

So, take my advice and lets rock n' roll.

1. Drink water

I can't stress this enough... drop the soda and sweet tea, and start drinking water all day every day.

2. Go to the gym 5-6 days a week

As most of you have experienced, going to the gym and staying IN the gym is hard... but as soon as you go for a week or two straight, you won't want to stop going.

Here's a little workout to get you started.

Day 1: Back

Run 1 mile (inside or outside)

Pull-ups (5 sets: 3, 3, 2, 2, 1)

Straight arm pull down (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Shoulder shrugs (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

V-bar pulldowns (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Day 2: Legs

Run 1 mile (inside or outside)

Barbell full squat (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Leg press (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Seated leg curl (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Leg extensions (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Standing calf raises (4 sets; 8-10 reps)

Step ups with dumbells (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Donkey kicks (4 sets, 15 reps)

Day 3: Arms/Abs

Preacher curl (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Hammer curls (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Decline EZ bar Tri-Extension (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Crunches (4 sets: 25 reps)

Flat bench lying leg raise (4 sets: 25 reps)

Cable crunch (3 sets: 10-12 reps)

Planks (front, left, right: complete 3 sets on each side until failure)

Day 4: Rest!!!

Day 5: Chest

Incline dumbbell press (3 sets: 8-10 reps)

Decline dumbbell bench press (3 sets: 8-10 reps)

Dumbbell flies (3 sets: 8-10 reps)

Cable Crossover (3 sets: 8-10 reps)

Run a mile+

Day 6: Shoulders/Abs

Upright barbell (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Front dumbbell raise (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Russian twists (4 sets: 25 reps with weighted medicine ball)

Opposite arm and leg raise (4 sets: 25 reps)

V-ups (4 sets: 25 reps)

Day 7: Rest!!!

Remember, on your rest days you should do some cardio and drink plenty of water. If you don't know how to do something listed, look it up on YouTube.

3. Don't eat like sh*t

Instead of eating three bowls of fruity pebbles in the morning, eat a banana and a peanut butter sandwich. When you go to work, don't eat out on your lunch break! Pack a sandwich and some fruit. You don't need a cheat day! It isn't worth it. Stay away from the pizza and the candy, you can fill those cravings with baked chicken and yummy fruit!

4. Take pictures of your progress

Seeing your progress through pictures is more motivating than it seems! Post about it on social media, hype yourself up! I mean... you're kicking butt. You have the right to boast about it. ;)

5. Find a friend to take on this challenge with you

Personally, I like to workout alone... but having a friend to do this with you will make it fun! Not only are you getting a hot bod, but you're also making memories while you're at it!

6. Buy a new swimsuit and clothes to wear

To match your new hot bod of course.

7. Be confident!

Going to the gym isn't easy, and neither is dieting... but it will be well worth it! Before you know it, you'll be on the beach with tanned skin and a big booty.

8. Don't give up

This is the hardest part of the whole process. Even on your worst days, be sure to make it to the gym! You can do it. Find your inner bad b*tch and get it done.

9. Last but not least...

Do this for you! You deserve it more than you think. The healthier you are, the happier you are.

So screenshot the workout, share this article so your friends can get with the program, and head to the gym! The beach is waiting on you.

Cover Image Credit: Macey Mullins

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Don't Let Society Pressure You To Be Something That You're Not

It’s better to wear fashions that grace your character, rather than whatever the fashion gods on IG or YouTube tell you should wear.
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Once upon a time, the hype of fashion was only limited to the particular occasions and events. One might undoubtedly find a vast difference between a previous and modern generation though it would be absurd and pointless to compare.

Now, fashion is becoming the essential part of almost every teenager. Fashion usually reflects in the high school and college students including high fashion clothes, jewelry, sunglasses, language, taste in music, hairstyles, and even moral values. Majority of modern youth is slave to fashion. However, some teens invent their unique styles and aim at becoming an icon and differences among their groups.

In days of yore, fashion used to be found only among the upper class of people, but the time has changed entirely. It's difficult to see someone walking down the street who is not fashion conscious. Social media and television have been perceived as one of the primary influencers. Today's youths believe that in order to be popular among their people, they need to be fashion conscious or I would say match with their fashion. In fact, it's often seen that to assert their individuality and the values of their peers, they decide to break away from their parent generation.

However, someone might genuinely like specific fashion trend which does not make him/her slave to the fashion. The thought process to gain acceptance under the peer pressure or fear makes him/her slave to the fashion. Often, the influence of the group has no bad results, and occasionally, the impact can even be right.

What you always see in Vogue might not always suit your body or even personality.

It's quite reasonable to find that something is just not for you, and that's ok. It’s better to wear fashions that grace your character, rather than whatever the fashion gods on IG or YouTube tell you should wear. In the present, budget is one of the biggest concern for every college students, and thus one should make right choices before being a slave to fashion. You may have found yourself more involved with fashion and spending more time on social media then sleeping or studying for exams.

Today's youth strives hard to resemble the fashion models or glamorous faces. In fact, it's perfectly fine to be fashionable or get inspired by your fashion model, but you have to make sure that you don't hurt your self-esteem by being a slave to fashion. In short, the fundamental idea behind this article is not to oppose fashion models or modern youths, but it's to warn them about their choices when it comes to fashion. Don't let fashion define you.

You should determine fashion for yourself.

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