The Halls: A College Student's Runway

The Halls: A College Student's Runway

From Pajamas to Prada
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No, it's not like New York Fashion Week or a photoshoot cover for Vogue or Prada. It's much different. It's college. You will find every single style, accessory, and trend you could think of simply walking through the halls of campus.

Whether its athleisure, high fashion, or straight up bumming it, you'll see it all on your daily walks through the quad. From the fashionistas who rock the 3-inch heeled boots somehow for their 8 am to the award-winning groutfits, were all expressing ourselves in some way. Take the chance to wear something you've never seen yourself in or step out in style in your plush moccasins and plaid pj pants because who's gonna judge you?

When people ask me what it's like to get up early and put myself together for class, I answer with pure honesty and say that some days I don't get myself together. Some days I simply roll out of bed in my sweats throw on a jacket and moccasins, mosey my way to the bathroom to brush my teeth, and head on my merry way to get coffee and start my responsibilities for the day. There are also the days where I feel like making myself presentable enough to look like a real human and explore my closet full of clothes and my makeup container.

So my advice to the seniors anticipating what college is gonna be like and worrying about what to wear I say, do whatever you freakin' want. College is all about expressing yourself and going out of your normal comfort zone to see what you like and find your sense of self. So hey, travel back to the 80s and get that pair of bell bottoms you saw in the Urban sale section that you've been dying for. Proudly wear that diamond choker you saw Kim K rocking the other night on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Or wear a plush cow onesie to class if that makes your little heart happy.

Make college your runway and don't disappoint.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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If You Own 6 Of These 10 Brands, You Are 100 Percent Basic

How basic are you?

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For every brand you own, give yourself a point.

5. The North Face Bookbag

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6. Patagonia

Patagaonia Jacket

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7. Hunter Rainboots

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9. Nike Shorts (NORTS)

What was your score? Are you truly basic or not? If you are BASIC embrace that, who cares what anyone thinks! If you aren't basic, well then you are clearly embracing your style and thriving! Meanwhile, the rest of us are BASIC as can be and we love it!

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