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This fall season, it seems that everything old is new again. The fall runways were flooded with vintage inspired pieces from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Those cringe worthy pictures of your 10 year old self in butterfly chokers and tiny round sunglasses are no longer reasons for embarrassment! Now, if you’re a lucky enough to have a family member whose closet is filled with some authentic pieces from this era, stick some of their pieces in your suitcases before you go off to res!

Thankfully, these cozy pieces of outerwear in all types of materials are here for the fall season! Investing in an oversized denim, corduroy, leather or even fur jacket can give you multiple outfit options and are also wearable for multiple seasons. Try pairing your jacket with a cute logo tee or even a turtleneck! Additionally, wearing your oversized jacket with pants matching in the same color and material will also make a statement on campus. Cute and comfy and an excellent investment piece for a student who is looking to get the best value for their clothing.
Again, another totally comfy and stylish way to get yourself noticed on campus. These trends are drawing their inspiration from the 80’s, 90’s and the 00’s! Everything from the tracksuits of the 80’s, the sweatpants and cropped tops from the 90’s and the lovely velour tracksuits that graced both Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian are making a comeback! Shopping in your older siblings closet or even at thrift shops will be friendly for both your wallet and your closet.
I know that when some think about the 70’s their first thought is loud flowery print dresses and bright, in your face clothing, but there were also some other important color schemes that we can refer back to from the 70’s. Warm toned reds, browns and off yellow colors were just as popular and seen on turtlenecks, short button up skirts, flared leg pants and even those lovely corduroy jackets we talked about earlier. Keep this color scheme in mind when picking new items for this season – these colors and super chic and make an easy transition from day to night wear.
4. RED
Straying away from the neutrals that we just talked about, if you’re itching for a pop of color, go for a bright vibrant red! Whether they’re pants, boots, crop tops or even a hat, red was all over the runway this fall. When designers did bring red into their collections, they were usually head to toe red ensembles and all the same shade: a beautiful, bright cherry red. And with pieces like this, especially if your suit or dress shopping, can be timeless, and worn again and again through multiple years and seasons.
These pants again, draw on the same concepts as the pieces we talked about in our 70’s minimalism section. Flared, high-waisted pants are back and a contrast from the skinny and boyfriend jeans that we’ve been rocking for the past few years. These pants can be in our 70’s minimalism colors, or other great options are other neutrals like white, black, grey, etc. Again, depending on your style, these pants can be great for work or play, and can be worn through multiple seasons!

This article was contributed by guest author Kasi Sewraj.

Years ago, when blogging first started, blogs were just glorified journals, and the main goal wasn’t to make it a profession or make money. However, blogging has evolved to a completely new level over the years. Whether you chronicle your travels, report on the issues in your industry or share your latest fashion finds with the world, blogging can be a nice way to build your brand, or even just a line to add on your resume that can help you land a job.

But, when is the right time to start? Especially when starting university, it can be an amazing way to earn some extra cash, as well as improve your written communication, analysis and interpretation skills.

What can I do with blogging?
Running a blog gives you an amazing opportunity to help others by teaching them what you know or sharing your thoughts with the world. By helping others with your advice, you will gain a confidence boost, especially if you’ve just started college. You can pick a topic you want to be recognized as an expert in, and start doing your research! With consistency and effort, your knowledge will expand and it becomes an incredibly effective way for you to become credible and establish yourself as an expert. You can also learn a few more valuable things – blogging isn’t just about writing, it also includes content, layout, design, etc. Starting a blog is easy and doesn’t take much technical skill at all. However, if you’re dedicated, there is always room for improvement.

How do I start a blog?
While studying and working may be difficult and time-consuming, a great way to earn some money is with blogging. If you’re studying, that means there must be something you know a lot about. The best kind of blogs are the ones that reach out to people and teach them to explore new ideas. Here is a list of things you need to do if you want to start a blog:

  • Pick a topic
    Whether it be healthcare, travelling, food, or reviews – whatever topic that comes to mind that you can talk about day and night, that’s the subject for your blog. Be careful not to start a blog without a clear idea of what to write about, because you’ll bore yourself to death or run out of ideas quickly.
  • It’s not all about writing
    There’s some designing, too. You can add visual and artistic elements to your blog that will make it look more appealing and interesting to your readers. Photography, photocopied notes, artwork, sketches and mind maps are all good ways of presenting your thoughts without having to write long paragraphs of text.
  • Consistency
    If you want your blog to become successful, you have to be consistent. That means your content and style of writing should remain the same, as well as your publishing time. You can’t just write one post a month and expect people to read it over and over again. The more familiar and consistent your content is, the more likely will people return to your blog.

How do I make my blog popular?
Although there are many ways in which you can invest your time and effort into creating a good blog on a budget, you’ll have to consider investing in it as well, if you take blogging seriously. If this is something you really want to do, you should be prepared to treat it like your business and make financial investments in it.

The key to the success of your blog may also be search engine optimization – get to know this marketing strategy and try to understand how to be closer to your readers. Writing a blog also requires you to keep up with the trends: you can follow and read what SEO experts have to say on the matter, learn how to optimize your blog, how to use social networks in order to promote your content, and even cooperate with other more influential writers.

Last but not least, don’t forget to have fun while doing it. Blogging will never be honest if you’re doing it just because you want to make more money. After all, if you make it look like a “job” or a “chore”, you won’t enjoy it, and neither will your readers. Blogging can be great way to turn your hobby into an extra income to help you finance your degree!

This article was contributed by guest author Cate Palmer.

Throughout your professional journey there are many times a polished image can aid in your success. From interning to interviews, presentations or future job promotions, being mindful of what you’re wearing can have a great influence on your confidence and overall achievements. Deciding what to wear to work becomes a direct reflection of who you are. Although many companies today do lean towards a culture of business casual, there are still plenty of fields, positions, and circumstances where business formal is respectable. But what really defines business formal from business casual? Is there a rulebook? Dress codes are surely a subjective topic, a case by case situation between candidate and company. One thing is for certain: dressing for success is an important step in any professional preparation process.

Why Does What You Wear Matter?

● It takes only a tenth of a second to form an impression of a complete stranger from the appearance of their face alone.
● Within the first minute of an introduction, people subconsciously form a positive, negative, or neutral opinion of others.
● Clothing impacts perceptions of one’s personal & professional image.

The Five Most Common Dress Codes Mentioned throughout Job Listings (No specific order)

● Business Formal
● Business Professional
● Business Casual
● Small Business Casual
● Creative

How to gain insights on a company’s dress code before you interview:

1) Observe: When in the office to drop off a resume/application, take note of the outfits that others are wearing. Is there a sneaker culture or are dress shoes more the norm?
2) Get Online: Through the company’s social profiles you can often find pictures that give you an inside look at the company culture, including everyday attire worn by current employees. The website of a prospective employer may be far more formal than the culture of the office. Don’t rely on executive headshots to give you an idea of the office attire.
3) Visit: Take a stroll around the surroundings of the office. Watching people pass through the lobby or parking lot can give you a better sense of the work-crowd in that specific area.
4) Ask: If you know someone already employed, use them as a resource. And when in doubt, when you get the job, just ask your HR representative before your first day!

Even the most prepared candidates who research their prospective role as well as the company background, will commonly forget to consider the office dress code. T.M.Lewin, London-based tailors, have crafted a handy guide to help us decipher the various workplace dress codes. Aspiring professionals should be able to navigate office cultures with confidence, style and ease. T.M.Lewin has been dressing professional workforces since 1898 with a popular range of men’s and ladies’ shirts.

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This article was contributed by guest author Caleb Wells.

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Being a student is one of those times in your life where you’re relatively stress-free and having lots of fun, being social and meeting new people almost every day. Along with securing good grades, many students also want to be fashionable every day as it gives them a great confidence boost.

Being a student also entails taking part in many co-curricular activities which often require you to be well-dressed to represent your class, club or college. Then there are social events and parties happening almost every week which many students love to attend.

However, being broke has to be the most common problem faced by students who often struggle even with their daily expenses. So how are they to find a way to be fashionable? It’s very possible – it just requires thinking, shopping and dressing smart.

1. Get simpler stand-alone pieces in good quality. A classic, good quality piece of clothing not only looks great but it also lasts really long, making it a great investment. Instead of a cheap pair of jeans, which wear out in a season, a heftier investment up front on great quality denim is the smarter thing to do.

Just like great denims, a simple cut leather jacket, a classic well fitted dress or two, and some good quality basic tees, are not only stylish but also long lasting. They can all be mixed and matched to create many different looks.

2. Take trips to the thrift shop. Thrift shops are not just a broke person’s best friend, they are also a second home to many fashionistas and fashion bloggers. Thrift shops are treasure boxes which contain many unexpected gems that can give anyone a serious fashion overhaul without dishing out much. They’re not just great places to hunt for all your statement pieces like jewelry, scarfs, or fun and functional tote bags, but also to supplement unique quirky styles and eclectic fashion.

3. Share and swap. College is the perfect time to share clothes with friends and basically double or triple your outfit range. Not only does it create bonds of friendship and support, but also keeps you trendy throughout the year! Being in college makes it quite easy to organize a clothes swap event, so call all your friends and their friends and make this a semester thing.

4. Sell. You can sell old clothes at consignment shops and use the money or the shop credit you receive to update your wardrobe. Selling online is a feasible option for broke students, as it doesn’t require anything more than registering with a website or installing an app on your phone. It would help here if you had high-quality pieces which you have grown tired of, but are still in good condition. It could be the fancy dress that all your friends have seen or a classic bag which you replace for a newer style. Whatever it is, the online world will take it!

5. Use student discounts. Student discounts are a cool way to buy the fashion items that you need to put your wardrobe on point. All big and small brands like Asos, Banana Republic, Kate Spade, Steve Madden and even Top Shop offer students discounts which can help you stay cool and chic on a budget.

Other than making use of these tips, students can also subscribe to all those annoying emails that fashion stores want to send to you – those emails have all the discount offers and promo codes that you need. As long as you shop for a purpose and not for a temporary high, your money is not wasted. Don’t spend often and forget, instead, save up, splurge and then use.

These tips can be applied to any college student at any time as they will help you keep ahead of your fashion mistakes and within budget when the cash is low.

This article was contributed by guest author Rachael Everly.

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Now that you know how to use your fashion blog to make some money, you might want to consider getting into ecommerce as well. If so, your next concern should be how to let people know about your blog and ecommerce site. After all, you can only grow your audience if they know about your site and where to find it, and the best way to do that is by having an online advertising campaign.

You might think that should be easy enough; all you have to do is to keep talking about it in your social networks, and people will come. That might work at the start, but unless you do something more, growing your audience will likely trickle to a stop as you saturate your natural fans such friends and family. You want to attract the attention of people you don’t know in order to widen your circle of influence, and that takes a bit more effort.

Targeted advertising
The first thing you need to do is to narrow your target audience. Your little sister may be an ardent supporter, but most of her circle of friends are unlikely to appreciate your insights on fashion do’s and don’ts, especially if you are targeting male teens. There are five major segments in fashion marketing: gender, age, geography, behavior, and lifestyle. You have to identify the profile or buyer persona of your target audience by defining them as male or female, age range, location, fashion quirks, and lifestyle choices. For example, your blog may focus on females between the age of 14 to 18 in New York that prefer US brands and are avid followers of K-pop.

Once you have identified your target audience, you can start planning your advertising strategy. Social media is the new black when it comes to advertising and marketing in general, but it is peculiarly suitable for fashion sites. This is primarily because people on social media tend to be more receptive to new ideas, more engaged once you capture their interest, and more likely to share to their networks because it is so easy to do so.

Social media in fashion advertising
According to this article, the top sites for fashion advertising are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Snapchat, a relative newcomer to the social media power sites but with a large following of young people, is also a powerful marketing tool for fashion sites for teenage fashionistas. However, while it may be easy for fashion and retail companies to launch an aggressive campaign on all these platforms, it is a little different if you have a limited budget. Here is some useful information about the different platforms that can help you decide which platforms are best for your fashion site.

• Facebook – Facebook tops the list for most advertisers from sheer volume. As of the 3rd quarter of 2016, it had 1.79 BILLION active users a month, which is about 1.2 billion users a using it on a daily basis. Statistically, advertising on FB just makes sense for blogs as well as ecommerce sites. Aside from reach, FB also offers different ad types to suit advertisers of all budgets and experience levels. You can pretty much learn as you go when you use Facebook ads, and you can start small while you test the waters.

• Instagram – Instagram is particularly apt for attracting interest because it’s visual. You can tell a story more effectively in fashion if you use an image or video better than text, and with 600 million monthly active users, it makes sense to include it on your list. However, Instagram is not too forthcoming about its ad rates, so you will need to get a bit creative when using it in your marketing strategy.

• Twitter – There are about 317 million active users monthly sending 500 million tweets daily, which is not bad at all, although you need to know that its demographics can affect its effectiveness for fashion site campaigns. It does offer quite a few options for advertisers and allows you to set your own budget, so you can start with as little as $5 a day.

• Pinterest – Most people don’t know that you can advertise on Pinterest through promoted pins. However, these are auction-based, meaning that the more you pay, the more prominent the pin. In a very real way, you are bidding for the best spots on a board, which usually means bigger and more prominent pins. Not only that, you have to follow some stringent rules for your pin.

• Snapchat – According to its site, Snapchat has 150 million users a month sharing 10 billion videos a day. They offer a slew of ad options, and they are very effective, but most are priced way beyond the budget of most small ecommerce or blog site owner. However, you can start with Snap Ads or Local Geofilters, which are on the low end of the ad cost totem pole at as little as $5 per campaign. You can also try these tips for using Snapchat without paying a cent.

Making the most of paid ads
Let’s say you decided to go for paid social ads. Does that mean you stop engaging in other ways on social networks? Heck, no! You should actually make some noise as your paid ad is running to maximize its effectiveness. You can use:

• Hashtag campaigns – a very successful example is that used by Travelocity in 2013. Here is how they did it.

• Engaging social media communities – you cannot afford to let your social media pages to go stale. Here are some tips for keeping your profiles fresh as a daisy and enlarge your fanbase.

• Partnering with influencers – it would be awesome if you could get participation from some influencers on the platform on which you have an ad campaign. It can have an exponential effect on your engagement. You can do that in several ways without being considered a pest.

Whether you are seeking more exposure for your fashion blog, or embarking on ecommerce, these tips on advertising for online fashion sites will work for you. You don’t need a bucket load of money to do it either. Use social media and their ad options to your best advantage, and you might just achieve something amazing!

This article was contributed by guest author Sheila Frye.

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We live in an era where money is almost everything. Even if you are a student, it’s impossible to lead a happy life without vitamin ‘M’. You will need money to pay for your college fees, exam fees and coaching class expenses. That’s exactly the reason why an increasing number of students are launching their own blogs.

Five years ago, blogging was just a way to express one’s thoughts, share opinions on a particular subject, and connect with like-minded people. But now, we have entered an era where blogging has crossed over the path of just connecting and has become a money-making medium. People are raking in millions of dollars running their own blogs.

Now, online businesses are looking at blogs as a cost-effective medium to promote their services and get more customers. A survey conducted by the New York Times in 2015 revealed that female bloggers were getting a lot of attention and ultimately making more money by blogging. It’s not hard for a college student with decent photography and writing skills to gain celebrity status by running their own fashion blog. If you’re not a great photographer, here are some tips to improve your skills.

If you have a newly launched fashion blog or wish to start one, here are some helpful tips to make money by blogging in your free time:

1. Affiliate links

Using affiliate links is one of the surest ways to convert your blog traffic into money. Check out sites like ShopStyle and RewardStyle that use affiliate links smartly and generate tons of money from sales. Once your site starts generating enough traffic (at least a couple of thousand visitors on a daily basis) get in touch with product owners and ask them if they are interested in providing an affiliate link for your blog. Some product owners will pay you per clicks and some will pay out a commission of 15% to 20% for every successful sale completed through your blog – so make sure to check with them to see which is more profitable for you.

2. Sponsored content

Sponsored content is what you get paid for through your blog, YouTube videos, and even social media collaborations (on Facebook and Instagram). This is not just restricted to your blog, so if you are active on other social platforms, then chances are you might end up making a good amount of money through sponsored content.

The latest trend in promoting sponsored content of a third party on a blog involves using hashtags and terms like “in collaboration with (so and so)” to make visitors aware of the brand that is sponsoring the content.

3. Collaborations

Another great way to make money from your blog is to collaborate with like-minded bloggers in your niche. If you are managing your fashion blog, find the top bloggers in the industry (preferably in your country so that you have a better chance of getting their ‘nod’) and ask if they would be interested in collaborating with you. Then you can share your collections on their blog and they can put some of their best collections on your blog. It’s a two-way street where both you and your partner will benefit.

4. Marketing campaigns

This is different from the methods we have discussed above. In the case of marketing campaigns, a company will publish your blog articles on their site, and their marketing team will promote the content on multiple platforms. At the same time, you will also be allowed to publish your content on your blogging platform. A classic example of this technique is the Face Forward campaign run by Clinique.

5. Classes

If you’ve blogged regularly on various fashion styles and themes, chances are that you have gained good knowledge and understanding of the industry. A lot of college students and aspiring fashion models might be interested in attending classes to learn important lessons from a beginner’s perspective. Take advantage of the opportunity by conducting paid seminars and one-on-one sessions in your area. Participate in workshops and meetings related to fashion and photography and use the opportunity to introduce yourself to a new audience. This will increase your popularity drastically and if you’re impressive, you could get requests to handle classes on someone else’s behalf as well.

6. Photography and other services

Are you a fashion blogger who can also take some great shots? A lot of fashion bloggers have gained a massive following on Instagram by just posting selfies. If you have photography skills, take advantage of it and keep posting some great shots on your blog and Instagram account. If you get noticed by any of the big brands in your area, you could be hired as a part-time photographer and editor.

This article was contributed by guest author Evelyn Kail.

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Worn out soles, broken or wobbly heels and faded color are just a few of the common signs that your favorite pair of kicks is about to say goodbye. Most people tend to throw away their old shoes once they notice any of these damages, but if you find it hard to let go, there is a convenient way to bring them back to life. Here are some reasons why your shoe deserves a second chance through the help of shoe renewal.

Less Cost

Buying a new pair of shoes is obviously way more expensive than shoe renewal. If you only see minor damage on your shoes, bringing them to a shoe repair shop is worth a try before throwing them away in exchange for a new pair.

Shoe renewal is an art that utilizes creativity and excellent workmanship. Nushoes Inc., a repair shop in San Diego, CA, furthers, “renewal is the process of rebuilding a shoe with materials that are as good if not better than the original materials”. Many shoe repair shops offer high quality materials that can make your shoes appear good as new and become more durable in order to avoid encountering the same kind of damage that can waste your time, effort and money.

For Better Fit and More Comfort

Buying a new pair of shoes has both a good and bad side. When buying new shoes, you are likely to suffer from blisters and sore ankles the first couple of times you wear them. Shoes adapt to your feet over time, so the longer the shoes have stayed with you, the more comfortable they can get.

To keep your feet healthy and pain-free, it’s better to keep a pair of shoes that can grow old with you than constantly buy different shoe brands that won’t give you assurance when it comes to comfort and quality.

Quality Workmanship

Not all shoe brands can give you the same level of workmanship as shoe repair professionals. Shoe recraft and renewal is not an easy task when compared to assembling a new pair of shoes. Shoe renewal requires more talent, skills and patience because of the pressing demand of customers to save their shoes and fix the damage without compromising the original look.

Shoe repair professionals take full responsibility in preserving the life of worn out and damaged shoes using the best of their talent and skills.

Environmentally Friendly

Aside from customer benefits, shoe renewal is also beneficial to the environment as it reduces waste compared to throwing away shoes which can be difficult to decompose. With the drastic effect of climate change that is felt on every part of the world, any effort that is done to reduce waste and energy consumption is a step closer to reducing the impact it can cause to mankind.

Instant Shoe Upgrade

Another benefit of shoe refurbishment is your wider choice of style and appearance. You can ask a repair shop to change the color of your shoes to match your clothing and accessories, or to remove worn out heels and turn them into fabulous flats that you can wear anytime of the day.

Reinventing and upgrading your shoes is not a tiresome task for shoe repair professionals because this is the job they are best at. What’s even better to hear is they can do it for you at a more affordable cost compared to buying new shoes.

With these great benefits, there is always a way to make your shoes better looking without buying new ones. So, the next time you see old or worn out shoes in your closet, combine your creativity and practicality to find a new and exciting way to perk them up!

This article was contributed by guest author Daryl Stewart.

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“Those are hideous.”
“Why are you wearing those?”
“Those aren’t fashionable.”

UGGs have received every put-down imaginable. Despite that, you still see them everywhere, and no one can object to the fact that they are quite warm. It seems women are lacking options for winter footwear with sweatpants. Nonbrand UGGs also tend to be sold at affordable prices. So these raise the question: are UGGs worth wearing? I certainly think they’re a valuable purchase. Here’s why:

  • They’re comfortable. There’s no denying UGGs are cozy. Original UGGs are made of sheepskin, which cushions the foot and provides warmth. The fleece foot bed molds to the shape of your foot and keeps moisture away.
  • They’re long lasting. The boot must be properly cared for first. Clean them with water and UGG Sheepskin Cleaner & Conditioner, and prevent your UGGs from staining by using UGG Sheepskin Protector.
  • They have health benefits. When sheepskin is worn against the body, it stimulates blood circulation. It allows the body to relax and promotes regeneration of cells.
  • They can be worn as slippers. Not only can UGGs be worn outside, they can also be worn inside. Keep an extra pair of UGGs for use as slippers around the house – they are comfortable and warm, and suit this purpose perfectly.
  • They’re cute. You can look like a snow bunny! How can you resist these furry suede boots?

The verdict: UGGs are a beneficial investment that lasts for years. They’re cute and comfortable, and can be worn on dress down days or in the house. UGGs should be a staple in every girl’s closet.

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College students already spend a lot of time reading textbooks and journal articles, but in their down time, many students enjoy picking up a magazine.

Tastes in magazines vary between the young adult male and female audience. Listed below are the top five magazine subscriptions for college students, starting with the ladies first.

Magazines for College Girls

  1. Cosmo (short for cosmopolitan, as the magazine targets cosmopolitan women) is well-known for its headlines promising tips for great sex. However, the magazine also includes fashion trends, dating advice, celebrity profiles, and recommendations for healthy living. By covering all these bases, it is no wonder that Cosmo has the largest readership in the college female demographic.

  3. Seventeen is marketed at teenagers aged 12 to 19. It has a lot of similar content – such as fashion, dating, and fitness sections – that the aforementioned Cosmo includes, but Seventeen has a stronger focus on promoting career-minded women and featuring good role models.

  5. People magazine provides a weekly update on the latest celebrity happenings and human-interest stories. People enjoys popularity outside of the college market and is the most widely circulated American magazine. It is not a tabloid and has actually won numerous awards for its exclusive articles and savvy advertising.

  7. Glamour began in the United States in the 1930s and now enjoys local publications in several other countries. It is a monthly publication that features “Woman of the Year Awards” and provides contemporary insight on fashion trends, make-up tutorials, beauty care, love and life tips, and celebrity gossip.

  9. Vogue is a pre-eminent leader in the fashion magazine industry. Though the products and fashions that it features are out of reach of many college students, young women still enjoy staying abreast of the latest fashion and beauty tips.

Magazines for College Guys

  1. Game Informer is a monthly publication that features reviews of the latest video games on several platforms, screen shots of new games, player tips, and news of upcoming happenings in the gamer world. Though college males may be busy with their studies, many still make time for gaming.

  3. Sports Illustrated is a well-established magazine that caters to athletes and sports fans alike. Throughout its history, it has been known for including innovative color photographs of games and athletes, hence the name. It also includes interviews with athletes, insights into player’s private lives, and game scores and predictions.

  5. Maxim–with its tagline “what men want” and covers featuring skimpily-clad females–is clearly geared toward the male audience. It enjoys a broad readership beyond college students and caters to men who enjoy sports, jokes, entertainment news, and, of course, ladies. Maxim also features profiles of successful career men to offer advice to aspiring adult males.

  7. GQ, formerly known as Gentlemen’s Quarterly, is a monthly men’s magazine that enjoys worldwide publication. Unlike Maxim or Playboy, GQ chooses to feature men on the cover of its magazine. GQ‘s content ranges from male fashion trends to relationship advice to articles about culture, food, literature, technology, sports, travel, and more.

  9. Playboy is one of the most well-recognized brands in the world. It got its start by featuring photos of nude women, though the fiction and relevant articles about the “playboy lifestyle” made it what it is today. Playboy caters to men of all ages, and is known for publishing rankings of the top “party schools” in the U.S. each year.

Even though college students are busy with their studies, many make time to read magazines that are relevant to their lives. After all, college is about the all-around experience, not just what is found in textbooks.

Credits: Special thanks to Dan Lewis. Dan works for Priority One Magazines, educating the masses about the amazingness of print publications. Priority One Magazines is a magazine subscription clearing house—so naturally Dan has several of the above mentioned subscriptions himself! He helped us craft this gender-specific list.

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The hipster glasses need to be confronted in the workplace – stylish or unprofessional? Boxy black or turtle-shell frames certainly do not help young professionals blend into the traditional workplace, yet they continue to wear them.

The number of post-grad professionals wearing massive hipster glasses are few. Conforming to the dress quo will show that you take your job seriously; just like wearing a suit does. If the frames are bigger than your pinky up and down, vertically and horizontally, they are too big – unprofessional (by the way, none of this applies if you are working at a fashionable startup company with bean bags for chairs, or an organic design firm constituted only of 20-somethings; you get my drift). This is the “pinky” rule. Also, fake glasses are absolutely unprofessional. Save your fake frames for after work, or your Urkel Halloween costume.

This speculation on spectacles concludes that real glasses in the workplace are stylish, as long as they are not huge or fake (they should be on your face for a reason, for correcting sight, not as lens-less fashion statements). For students working in a stiff summer office job, hoping for a permanent position at the end of the summer, find some stylish glasses that don’t look like magnifying glasses without the handles. When considering whether to offer you a position at the end of your internship, your boss will take your entire profile into account, including your dress and attitude. Follow the pinky rule, make sure there are lenses in your frames, and keep professionalism in sight.