Style Spotlight: Nika Levando




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Style Spotlight

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Leather Moto Jacket: Topshop Leather Moto Jacket. Long Sleeve White T-shirt: T by Alexander Wang. Black Skinny Jeans: Solow Black Skinny Jeans. Red Flats: Vince Camuto Red Flats.

Dress Like A Fashionista Next Date Night

Much to people’s disbelief, date night and staying fashionable can go hand in hand. As a self professed man repeller, I love my Birkenstocks and boxy oxfords as much as the next fashionista, but sometimes have to hang them back up in the closet. My go to date night look has become a matching crop top/skirt combo, or throwing on a midi skirt. You can get the look too without sacrificing your savings, or your personal style.

date night fashionShop the look: Orange two piece set, ASOS. Black two piece set: Necessary Clothing.

Style Spotlight: Oleg Grachev

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Favorite Look: Richard Nicoll Fall 2014 RTW

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Fur: The New Essential

While stalking all of the runway photos, street style photos, and Instagrams of the fashionistas in New York this past week, I noticed a few things, one of them being: fur is back. On the runways and on the streets, fur was seen in stoles, hats, scarves, and everything in between. You can get the look with Chicago based designer C/Fan. Designer Christina Fan offers furs in vibrant colors and a variety of accessories. You can check it out on her website.


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Favorite Look: Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2014 RTW





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This look can be applied to Chiberia. The knit beanie and over-sized shades keep this look cool and clean, while the giant fur collar ads a dash of glam (and warmth.)


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This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Snowball; a fabulous black tie charity event put on by The Junior Council. While I love dressing up, I do not like typical black tie garb, so I switched it up with a top and skirt combo, fun bag, and bright heels.

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Photo Credit:

Top: Alice & Olivia

Skirt: Parker

Bag: Sophia Webster

Heels: Jimmy Choo

Jenna and J.Crew

December 2013

If your wardrobe is anything like mine, colored clothing is nonexistent. It is a very rare day that I am not in black and white head to toe. But, with a quick look at J.Crew’s latest collection, my brain started picturing the endless possibilities of a little print or color fun in my closet.

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Jenna Lyons, the ultimate fashion maven and Creative director of J. Crew, has brought a resurgence to the otherwise classically preppy brand in the last few years. While we all envy Lyons closet, we can now have a little sliver of her everyday style. When we flip through the pages of the latest lookbook, our eyes rest on pictures of models wearing leather baseball hats paired with playful color-blocked sweaters and jacquard pants. Who else could pull this together? I am not sure.

Before the influence of Jenna at J.Crew, these outfits would have ended up in the “What Not to Wear” pages at the back of magazines. Now, it’s considered a personal statement and risk taking is praised. It isn’t just the clothes that I admire Lyons for, but her head strong attitude. She doesn’t let the trends dictate her own style, (maybe because SHE dictates the trends herself…) and was at the forefront of making it acceptable for women to dress in styles typically reserved for men. She has taken menswear and feminized it. If there is anyone to admire in the fashion world, I would have to pick Jenna.

Personally, I am excited to see what the future holds for Jenna and J.Crew. This coming spring, I will definitely be taking a cue out of Lyons playbook.

Style Spotlight: Marc


Marc has been one of my long time friends at DePaul, and this is not his first appearance on StreetStyleChi. Luckily, when we met up and braved the cold to shop in Wicker Park, I had my camera with me. Marc’s classic style with an urban edge gets me every time. The classic pea coat layered with a heavy sweater is a nice alternative to the puffy jackets flooding the streets of Chicago. It’s time for everyone to step up their game.

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