It's almost July, and all Florida ladies know that means stifling heat and humidity that make looking your best seem like an impossible task.
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This summer, beaches all over the world will feature all kinds of swimsuits: itsy-bitsy ones, tankini versions and yes, even the cut-away. The cut-away suit, also known as the "monokini," is a trend that I will undoubtedly avoid this summer.
Rihanna cut hers short. Katie Holmes and her daughter sport matching looks, and Lauren Conrad wore one in just about every episode of "The Hills" last season. You guessed it girls: I am talking about this summer's fiercest hairstyles - the pixie cut, the bi-level bob and the side French braid.
This season, models marched down runways blinding onlookers. The pages of May's In Style magazine look more like colors found in a candy shop, and even Forever 21's latest frocks are inspired by Vitamin C. It's official, girls, summer is here, and as Posh Spice might say: Bold colors are going to be major.
Gainesville is a place where odd niches can proliferate. Take Arena Baggage, a home business run by UF senior Mike Arena. He supplies the local market's need for custom messenger bags.
On campuses across the country, iconic, fleece-lined Australian boots manage to sneak their way onto the legs of seemingly fashion-conscious girls year after year.
The '80s brought forth a slew of unforgettable fashion pieces: jelly shoes, mesh shirts, plastic bangles and, of course, the dreaded scrunchie. There are certainly a few trends from that decade that need not be recycled.
While the reprieve from the Florida heat was short-lived for Gainesville, it's no surprise that the rest of the world is acting as if it was actually cold outside. It is January, after all, and this season's latest fashions include an array of the most stylish winterwear.