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"Right now in our store emerald green is flying off the shelves. Everyone loves the ease this chevron blouse goes from day to night." $59.95 at The Limited

“Right now in our store emerald green is flying off the shelves. Everyone loves the ease this chevron blouse goes from day to night.” $59.95 at The Limited

Many fashion students and alumnae also work in retail and can offer insight into world of buying and selling in the fashion industry.

Vanessa Feldkamp is a senior majoring in Fashion Merchandising at Ursuline College.  She is also the sales lead manager at The Limited.  Vanessa explains that she applies a lot of what she learned in May Beard’s Retail Buying classes: “May Beard’s class taught me to take a deeper look into the psychology of the target customer. I’ve also learned to analyze why a product didn’t sell.”

This helps Vanessa and her team to assist the customer in her shopping experience. “Also, by knowing what our customers likes we can drive sales in our stores,” Vanessa said.

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#UCStyleFiles Manicure Monday

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Word on the street is that metallic is the new style trend for fashion and beauty. What I love about these looks is that they aren’t too far outside of my comfort zone.  I rarely venture away from the pinks, reds, and corals when it comes to my personal preference of nail polish—AND the craziest it’s ever going to get for me is a French mani (other than that one time I experimented with DIY laser printer decals) But a metallic-tipped French mani, or a nude and metallic color block look are simple and sophisticated, yet so fresh and cutting-edge.

So I had to try it myself.

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If you missed Fall Fashion week, don’t fret! I have you covered for Fall 2013 style trends.

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013

Pantone’s top 10 colors for fall includes the color of the year, emerald. These dramatic jewel tones exude drama and luxury, while the earthy neutrals bring balance and warmth.

As for trends, leather in contrast with soft drapey sweaters, sleek military style blazers and jackets are a necessary staple in your fall wardrobe. Below is some runway inspo from Fall Fashion Week:

Color Wonder! Pantone's "Vivacious" as seen on the runway in Costello Tagliapietra's fashion show.

Color Wonder! Pantone’s “Vivacious” as seen on the runway in Costello Tagliapietra’s fashion show.

NY Fashion Week photo via: Glamour Expect LOTS of Leather

NY Fashion Week photo via: Glamour
Expect LOTS of Leather

Kenneth Cole Fall 2013: earth tones abound!

Kenneth Cole Fall 2013: earth tones abound!

Rebecca Minkoff's oversized coat is another essential piece for fall.

Rebecca Minkoff’s oversized coat is another essential piece for fall.

Even if you’re not dressing for the runway, it’s easy to create these designer looks for fall on a college student’s budget. Can’t wait to see you on the UC Concrete Catwalk ;)

Had to have it! My Free People textured vegan leather skirt, $59 at Tj Maxx

Had to have it! My Free People textured vegan leather skirt, $59 at Tj Maxx

My Alex and Ani "Cute" wire bangle was another amazing fall find at TJ Maxx for $19.

My Alex and Ani “Cute” wire bangle was another amazing fall find at TJ Maxx for $19.

Free People Bees Knees Tunic $52.80 at Nordstroms

Free People Bees Knees Tunic $52.80 at Nordstroms

Transition into fall in this eggplant colored "Sweet Lace Top," $17.80 at Forever 21

Transition into fall in this eggplant colored “Sweet Lace Top,” $17.80 at Forever 21

Perfect for balancing fall jewel tones, this Chiffon top can be worn with leather or knits. $17.95, H&M.

Perfect for balancing fall jewel tones, this Chiffon top can be worn with leather or knits. $17.95, H&M.

Sleek and stylish, this stunning jacket brings you runway style for only $59.95 at H&M.

Sleek and stylish, this stunning jacket brings you runway style for only $59.95 at H&M.

Southwestern-Inspired Utility Jacket, $34.80, Forever 21.

Southwestern-Inspired Utility Jacket, $34.80, Forever 21.

You'll look chic in Forever 21's "Open Military Jacket," $32.80.

You’ll look chic in Forever 21′s “Open Military Jacket,” $32.80.

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Forever 21 calls this their “City-Chic Layer Sweater” and it just that! $24.80

 

Tangerine Dream: Colored denim is a great way to get your daily dose of Pantone color. $15.99, Forever 21.

Tangerine Dream: Colored denim is a great way to get your daily dose of Pantone color. $15.99, Forever 21.