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!
Dive into Spring Break with the perfect poolside outfit. Show off your flirty side with a floral bikini, neutral accessories and a bold bag. If you are going for a sophisticated look, you cannot go wrong with a chic, all-black outfit. Add some life to your all black outfit with a patterned bag. Highlight the outfit with a bright color that will remind you of spring days after Spring Break is gone. Every girl knows a good book is a must at the pool or the beach. We recommend Kate Spade’s “Things We Love” book, full of color and pictures.
Oscars: Best Dressed Men
I must say, the men just might have outdone us ladies this year! When looking through the dapperly dressed studs I was mighty impressed! While most actresses and directors went for toned down neutral colors or simple solids, the men took it to another level. Michael B. Jordan, looked delicious in his contemporary fitted tux by Givenchy Haute Couture. Brad Pitt, oh Brad Pitt, even with the faux-hawk, e nailed it in his Tom Ford tux. Though the pants do look a bit baggy, the texture of the jacket is stunning. Chris Hemsworth proved that yes, burgundy is still my favorite color. This unbranded tux fits perfect, and the slicked back hair completes the look. Mathew McConaughey was the big winner with Best Actor, and (though his pose is a bit well, stiff) pulls off this swanky white and black tux with ease. Listen ladies, we had better pick it up next awards season, because this Academy Awards was all about the men!
Dressing For Your Body Type: Pear
All women have unique bodies that make picking out that perfect outfit different (and somewhat difficult) for every single person. A common misconception is that body type is all about weight or height but that is simply not the case. Shape is the real reason some styles don’t work for some people and others can rock them. There are all different variations and kinds of shape, but there are four main areas that most people will fall into.
I want to talk about the Pear shape. Common characteristics of this body shape are that your lower body is wider than the upper body. You have a well defined waist and your shoulders are slimmer than your hips. You have awesome shoulders and a great torso, so show that off! Some famous Pears are Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Beyoncé.
- DO try a-line skirts, which camouflage wider hips.
- DO keep hems of pants, skirts and dresses wide to balance the hips.
- DO experiment with light-colored tops and dark-colored bottoms for contrast.
- DO look for boat neck tops, square and cowl necklines.
- DO wear strapless dresses to show off arms and even out proportions.
- DO try styles with ruffles on top.
- DO wear jackets that hit right above the waist.
- DO opt for pointy-toed shoes to elongate your legs.
Gucci showcased their autumn/fall collection 2014 during fashion week in Milan. Many of their pieces were inspired from the 60’s A-line dresses and trench coats. Unfortunately, as a college student I cannot afford Gucci’s new pieces, but as a vintage lover I am able to find vintage pieces that can be used to create similar looks.
I fell in love with Gucci’s yellow A-line dress but since I have a lack of funds, I luckily found a similar A-line dress at vintage site named beyondretro.com for probably one hundredth of Gucci’s price. Nice.
I also feel for Gucci’s masculine green coat, which gave me associations with the army, similar as I did with the dress I found somewhat comparable coats on beyond retro.
The Olympics Might Be Over But That’s No Reason to Stop Looking At Cute Workout Gear…
In honor of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, this post is dedicated to working out in style and representing my favorite team: USA. I had to hit up the Nike website in order to create my list of workout essentials.
- Sports bra
- Compression shorts
- Running tempo shorts
- Tights/ capris
- Tank top
- Water bottle
- Music (ipod/ iphone)
Even though you’re not competing in the Olympics you can still feel like one by wearing your team colors. Go USA.
C WONDER FLASH SALE
C Wonder, the brain child of Tory Burch’s ex-husband, is having a 48 hour flash sale with some insaneeeee prices! Go now, time is ticking :)