Bentley Fashion

Bentley Fashion Consultants (BFC) is the only student organization on the Bentley University campus dedicated to informing the campus community about the fashion industry. We are committed to exploring the business of fashion and promoting a trendy, fashion-forward campus vibe for all who are interested! We cover many aspects of the fashion industry including event planning, writing, trend spotting, advertising, networking, and more!


Apr 21

Cute For Class

We hope everyone had a lovely Easter Weekend! Brunches, bonnets, and bunnies.

Here’s how to wear Easter-inspired fashion well into summer: printed skinny jeans.

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Tired of wearing the same old blue denim skinny jeans paired with every top you own? Switch it up! Printed skinny jeans add flare to your outfit and the floral print is perfect for spring. These white floral skinny jeans are from the Red Dress Boutique and they also come in an ivory color. A top that accentuates one of the colors in the print makes the outfit match without being too color coordinated. If that isn’t for you then a neutral top works as well. A flat sandal makes the walk up to class easier but if you’re feeling adventurous these jeans look perfect with a heel as well. The pants speak for themselves so accessories can be kept to a minimum, making your morning routine that much easier!

-BN


Apr 14

Easter Inspiration: Pastels

Somehow, Easter is only a week away! The sun is out, spring is here, and with the holiday coming up on Sunday, it’s time to bring out the pastels.

At Bentley, we’re big on pastels and prep. Here are some cute options to welcome the pastel color scheme - in a fancy or casual way. Pastel jeans are a great way to wear the trend to class, and a fitted crop is perfect for the weekend. Easter dinner? Turn to a pastel printed dress in a fun cut paired with a classic heel [the mint]. A funky twist would be a pop color heel, such as the coral and blue pump above.

And of course, accessories complete the look. I’m currently in love with stylish hair ties.. there’s one for every outfit and stacking them on your wrist is chic but also useful.

-AP


Apr 10


Cute for Class

Now that it’s April, rain storms are inevitable. Rainy days can be dreadful but your fashion doesn’t have to be! Cute rain boots, like these super popular ones from Hunter are a rainy day staple. They also come in a variety of different colors from bright hues to neutrals.  A brightly colored waterproof trench makes you stand out while the sun is hiding. This pink ruffle trim trench coat is from Macy’s. To make sure you’re really protected from the rain, bring an umbrella on your walk up to class! This ModCloth umbrella with cute daisies on it will have you looking forward to May flowers while staying trendy with the spring daisy trend.  With these rainy day staples, you’ll definitely get to class without the rain putting a damper on your day!

-BN


Apr 7

How to Style: Day in the Library

Somehow the post spring break lull is already over and it’s crunch time again at Bentley. More and more people are spending their free hours and days in the library. And as much as I want to deny it, finals are fast approaching.

When school becomes all-consuming I tend to put less effort into my outfits - hello leggings, big t-shirts, and maybe a scarf to bundle up if I’m feeling snazzy. Everyone knows what I’m talking about. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Check out the pieces below to get some library outfit inspiration.

A bold statement necklace dresses up that comfy t-shirt and a fun, patterned silk scarf can add some color and depth to a simple look. And even though it’s basically mid-April the temp is still a little chilly, so why not wear a fun beanie to add an eye-catching element to your outfit? Lastly, the end-all ultimate way to change drab into glam is a classic red lip. Jeans and a shirt? Meh. Jeans, a shirt, and a fiery red lip? Chic.

-AP


Apr 6

Cute For Class

Everybody has a preference to the age old question: backpack or tote bag? Personally, I’ve been a tote bag girl since the 8th grade. So if backpacks aren’t for you, here are some cute tote bag options.

Tote bags are a great alternative to backpacks because they are still big enough to carry your class essentials: books, pencils, calculator, lip gloss, agenda book, and any other necessities. Most totes can fit (and handle the weight) of your laptop, too. Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank for a cute tote bag if you don’t want to. These totes range in price between $50 - $100. If you’re a thrifty shopper like me, you can probably find good quality totes for even less at stores like Marshall’s or TJMaxx. You can choose a neutral tote like the Michael Kors one above to make sure it never clashes with your outfit. If you feel adventurous, you can choose a cheetah print bag to add some fun to neutral colors. My tote bag is a cheetah print Kate Spade tote, so I like this option. Another great choice is to get a brightly hued tote to add a splash of color to any outfit like the bold green and purple totes above. The options are endless!

Top Row: Michael Kors, Steve Madden, JC Penney

Bottom Row: Topshop, LaModa UK, Oasis

-BN


Apr 1

All About Shoes

Ever heard of the saying that nothing is complete without the perfect pair of shoes? It is true! Without the perfect pair, there is a major part missing to your look. It’s time to gather ideas for your spring fashion looks as midterms are almost over and just a few more days until spring break!

For now, do not mind the evil cold winter weather that still chooses to keep us bundled in our puffer jackets, soon the cold will go away and you are ready to keep your leather boots and Uggs away. Better be ready on which shoes to wear when you are matching your beach dresses or tank tops and shorts. For those who might be travelling somewhere warm and sunny, or staying home chillin’ don’t forget to pair your clothes with comfortable shoes to walk in! Here are some good choices for you either you are going to the beach, garden parties or even just a relax day for yourself. Don’t forget to be bold and do not be afraid to mix and match with different bright colors!

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1.      Orange Ankle Strap Sandal with Block Heel by Nicholas Kirkwood

Those block heels can probably let you run in it!

 2. Romy Sandals by Sophia Webster

Bright candy colors with nude straps gives a balance of colors when you wear it. So you can match with any colors of clothing.

 3.Black and White Stripe and Polka Dots Espadrilles by Sophia Webster

Gives a semi-tomboy look especially paired up with shorts, however the coral color and polkadots still makes you feminine at the same time.

 4.Street-Chic Plimsolls by Forever 21

Neutral colors can never go wrong. It is very comfortable to wear, can make some people’s legs look longer as beige is similar to white skin color. (Tip: find colors that are similar to your skin color to make your legs look thinner and longer).

 5.Golden Mid Heel Court shoes by Topshop

Having a garden party or teatime with your friends? These beautiful teal heels can match your bright colored dresses and you are ready to go.

 6.Lady Peep Sling Spikes by Christian Louboutin

What could be any better than the famous red soles heels. Spikes are still in trend and this time colorful spikes are in for spring collection. It is a good pair to match with jumpsuits like this: http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Jumpsuit-with-Cami-Straps/127bsc/?iid=3597559&cid=7618&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Blue&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1KdW1wc3VpdC13aXRoLUNhbWktU3RyYXBzL1Byb2Qv

-AL


Vintage Inspiration

skirt: http://www.beyondretro.com/en/women/skirts/mid-length-skirt/mid-length-skirt-teal-with-ruched-detailinge00055634.html

top: http://www.asos.com/Love/Love-Shell-Crop-Top/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3939984&cid=4169&Rf937=4057&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=White

As spring finally has begun to make its appearance, I have never been more excited about dressing in bright colors and fewer layers. As vintage items are a passion of mine, I was so thankful to come across this bright blue and white polka dot skirt.

Pairing this skirt with a white cropped top or blouse would make the outfit more edgy, as the skirt doesn’t showing off too much leg. I would also invest in a pair of platform shoes to give myself some height without hurting my feet, and to make the outfit more modern. I would round the look off with big chunky earrings and a cross body bag.

Earrings: http://www.asos.com/Designsix/Designsix-Surround-Pearl-Stud-Earring/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3828053&cid=4175&Rf1011=4311&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Cream

-HL


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