Dearest Reader,

CSU Long Beach is one of the most culturally diverse universities on the West Coast. Such diversity brings equally diverse style, which as fashion students we love.

With that in mind, Dress Code was born. This blog is our place to capture and showcase the unique personal styles our campus is overflowing with. Check back every week to find new looks from your fashionista and fashionisto peers.

No need to follow a dress code.

Love your editors,

Sarah & Amber
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Name: Andrea
Age: 20
Major: Pre-Nursing
Class standing: Junior
Occupation: Student
Style inspiration: Kate Bosworth
Favorite places to shop: Urban Outfitters
      Andrea instantly caught our eye with her creative pairing of a bold blue skirt and leopard print top. This 20-year-old fashionista’s outfit also perfectly combines feminine, with the scalloped edge skirt, and masculine, with the brown combat boots. Totally on trend this season, pairing masculine with feminine gives any outfit a unique edge and appeal. Andrea tops off her mix-and-match look with a stylish leather cross-body bag, and just like that we’re sold. 
      Now class, what did we learn from Andrea today? Be brave, be bold, and go where your average 49er has never gone before.
- S
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Name: Andrea

Age: 20

Major: Pre-Nursing

Class standing: Junior

Occupation: Student

Style inspiration: Kate Bosworth

Favorite places to shop: Urban Outfitters

      Andrea instantly caught our eye with her creative pairing of a bold blue skirt and leopard print top. This 20-year-old fashionista’s outfit also perfectly combines feminine, with the scalloped edge skirt, and masculine, with the brown combat boots. Totally on trend this season, pairing masculine with feminine gives any outfit a unique edge and appeal. Andrea tops off her mix-and-match look with a stylish leather cross-body bag, and just like that we’re sold. 

      Now class, what did we learn from Andrea today? Be brave, be bold, and go where your average 49er has never gone before.

- S

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Name: Kylan
Age: 20
Major: Bus. Marketing
Class standing: Junior
Occupation: Student/Dance Instructor
One word to describe yourself: Free
Style inspiration: Colbie Caillat
Favorite places to shop: Thrift stores/Flea Markets
       In our opinion, living on a college student budget shouldn’t be the only reason to thrift shop- especially if you find cute little numbers like Kylan’s chunky sweater, pictured above.  As our favorite part of her outfit, this comfy cardi-vest is a popular look for this transition weather we are having in our coastal So Cal city.  More fashionable than functional, her sweater pulls together what we call the “winter beachy” look.
       She brings out a new way to layer with the longer tab sleeves of her shirt, and adds a pop of color to her grayscale color palette with the textured green fabric.  Fun and relaxed, she pulls it all together with cuffed, gray-washed skinny jeans and black beaded sandals.
      So, dressing for class with this unpredictable costal weather can still be easy if you look to vintage stores for unique items to layer, and tie them together with your staple pieces.  Now Kylan, please take us shopping!
- A
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Bruce II Alpaca Wool Vest  |  Derercuny Fall 2008  |  Tess Giberson Fall 2011
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Name: Kylan

Age: 20

Major: Bus. Marketing

Class standing: Junior

Occupation: Student/Dance Instructor

One word to describe yourself: Free

Style inspiration: Colbie Caillat

Favorite places to shop: Thrift stores/Flea Markets

       In our opinion, living on a college student budget shouldn’t be the only reason to thrift shop- especially if you find cute little numbers like Kylan’s chunky sweater, pictured above.  As our favorite part of her outfit, this comfy cardi-vest is a popular look for this transition weather we are having in our coastal So Cal city.  More fashionable than functional, her sweater pulls together what we call the “winter beachy” look.

       She brings out a new way to layer with the longer tab sleeves of her shirt, and adds a pop of color to her grayscale color palette with the textured green fabric.  Fun and relaxed, she pulls it all together with cuffed, gray-washed skinny jeans and black beaded sandals.

      So, dressing for class with this unpredictable costal weather can still be easy if you look to vintage stores for unique items to layer, and tie them together with your staple pieces.  Now Kylan, please take us shopping!

- A

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Inspiration from Kylan

Designers Love It Too:

Bruce II Alpaca Wool Vest  |  Derercuny Fall 2008  |  Tess Giberson Fall 2011

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Name: Zameer
Age: 19
Major/Minor: Film/Maybe History
Class Standing: Sophomore
Occupation: Wingstop
One word to describe yourself: Indecisive
Style inspiration: Ryan Andrew Smith and Julian Casablancas
Favorite place to shop: 4th St.
      Spotted outside the library spending some quality time with girlfriend Nicole (roulettedare.tumblr.com), this featured fashionisto had us doing double takes with his confident, dapper look. While most guys on campus take the easy way out throwing on whatever stale sweatshirt and basketball shorts are in nearest reach, Amber and I were instantly impressed by Zameer’s updated take on the classic men’s jacket and tie style.
      As an avid shopper of 4th Street, Zameer owes his navy pinstripe blazer to a thrifting adventure. By then layering the blazer with a grey American Apparel cardigan, he keeps warm and incorporates the old with the new. Zameer’s skinny gold tie shines as brightly as his winning smile, and adds a bright pop of color. And lastly we can’t forget the accessories. This cool cat’s perfectly worn leather brogues look right out of his style icon The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas’ closet. Zameer also takes a plain canvas messenger bag and makes it his own with a plethora of colorful pins and buttons.
      Let this week’s fashionisto be a lesson to all you male readers out there: ditch the baggy sweatshirt and you’re sure to turn heads in admiration… maybe even that cute girl in your math class.
- S
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Designers Love It Too:

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011  |  J. Crew Spring 2011  |  Bespoken Spring 2011
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Name: Zameer

Age: 19

Major/Minor: Film/Maybe History

Class Standing: Sophomore

Occupation: Wingstop

One word to describe yourself: Indecisive

Style inspiration: Ryan Andrew Smith and Julian Casablancas

Favorite place to shop: 4th St.

      Spotted outside the library spending some quality time with girlfriend Nicole (roulettedare.tumblr.com), this featured fashionisto had us doing double takes with his confident, dapper look. While most guys on campus take the easy way out throwing on whatever stale sweatshirt and basketball shorts are in nearest reach, Amber and I were instantly impressed by Zameer’s updated take on the classic men’s jacket and tie style.

      As an avid shopper of 4th Street, Zameer owes his navy pinstripe blazer to a thrifting adventure. By then layering the blazer with a grey American Apparel cardigan, he keeps warm and incorporates the old with the new. Zameer’s skinny gold tie shines as brightly as his winning smile, and adds a bright pop of color. And lastly we can’t forget the accessories. This cool cat’s perfectly worn leather brogues look right out of his style icon The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas’ closet. Zameer also takes a plain canvas messenger bag and makes it his own with a plethora of colorful pins and buttons.

      Let this week’s fashionisto be a lesson to all you male readers out there: ditch the baggy sweatshirt and you’re sure to turn heads in admiration… maybe even that cute girl in your math class.

- S

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Inspired by Zameer

Designers Love It Too:

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011  |  J. Crew Spring 2011  |  Bespoken Spring 2011

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