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On Trend: Style Profile-Calena Lawson

-Rache’ll Brown

Sporting a girly style with a relaxed vibe, sophomore Calena Lawson values the combination of comfortable pieces and stylish details to create the perfect spring ensemble. This international studies major from Sandpoint, Idaho, finds fashion inspiration in people-watching, Lauren Conrad, and “excessive online shopping.” With the seasons changing, Lawson offered some advice for students who may be struggling to come up with a new look for spring.

What is your ideal spring outfit?

My ideal spring outfit would be jeans, sandals, and a flowy top. If it’s a nice day, I will usually try to wear a casual sundress.

What is your most worn item of clothing?

My go-to is always a cardigan and my Lululemon leggings.

Are there any upcoming trends that you love or hate?

I don’t like the trend of people wearing non-prescription eyeglasses, but I love the current trends of spring colors, lace, and light fabric.

Where are you favorite places to shop?

I live in a small town, so I do most of my shopping online, usually at Nordstrom or Free People. But there are some really great local boutiques that I love.

What kind of outfits do you like for men?

I love a guy in dark wash jeans, solid colored tees, and Sperrys.

Any ideas for people who struggle to put an outfit together?

If you’re struggling to put an outfit together look for inspiration online; Pinterest is always a good place to get cute outfit ideas.

Do you have any advice for transitioning from winter to spring?

For spring, go for lighter, brighter colors, and start choosing flats or sandals over boots.

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On Trend: Spring Nails

-Rache’ll Brown

Trends aren’t just limited to clothing and accessories. Hair, makeup, and nails matter too, and this spring some easy DIY nails trends are in. From fun designs, to hues that are bright, dark, or pale, there is something to match everyone’s style. So this spring, pair white clothing with one of these nail designs to be completely on trend.

After a little research, I found the top nail trends for spring 2013, and decided to give one a try. With pops of color, two-tone nails, and metallic accents to choose from, I decided to combine a few and create a nail look that fit my style, but still kept the trends of the season in mind.

First, I had to choose my colors. I went with “Dulce de Leche” by OPI to match the natural/pale color of the season, and decided to use “Hot & Spicy” by OPI (a bright, orange-y coral) as my pop of color. I painted all of my nails (except my pinkies) the pale color, then let them dry almost completely. Next, I took some pieces of tape, and placed them diagonally across each nail. I decided to make my diagonal “pop” gradually get bigger from the pointer to the ring finger, and I ended up leaving the thumb nails just the pale color, and the pinky nails just the bright color. I chose to do this because another trend I noticed (more on celebrities than the runway) was each nail looking slightly different from the next, but all still looking cohesive as a whole. After placing the pieces of tape on my nails, I painted the uncovered portion and my pinky nails with the bright color, waited for the polish to be partially dry, then peeled off the tape. And that’s it! Cover with a topcoat, and a trendy spring nail look is complete.

If nail art seems too complicated, stick with solid colors. White nails, pastels, and bright colors are always in, and this season, dark nails are making an appearance too. Remember: in fashion, every detail down the nails matters, so grab some polish to create a polished look.

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