Then to Now- Ebay Vintage College Apparel

We all know that fashion is continuously changing.  Styles go out, new styles come in, old styles come back again etc.  We thought it would be interesting to take a look at some vintage college swag compared to what we see today. Remember all of these pieces you can find on ebay!


First we have a Purdue University vintage men’s satin jacket from the 1980’s.


This is a Swingster, gold and black satin jacket that snaps up the front.  While this particular jacket is from the 80’s this style is classic and is still being used by many college apparel designers.




In contrast, we have a modern day Purdue University pullover jacket.


Besides the obvious style difference you can also see the color scheme has been changed slightly.  The gold used in this jacket is nowhere near as vibrant as the gold used in the 1980’s jacket.







Next up is Iowa State.  Also from the 80’s is this Iowa State snap button jacket.

This is a back view of the jacket so the Iowa State is shown.  While a similar style to the vintage Purdue jacket, the coloring is really what screams vintage.





Nowadays an Iowa State jacket looks a lot more like this Element full zip jacket.



Here again you can see the color change that has happened over the years.  Both the “red” and the “gold” colors are very different shades now.  Keep in mind wear and tear on the 1980’s jacket but there is still quite a difference.





Last we have a Kent State Flock Print athletic sweatshirt from the 1960’s!


Besides being a little worn (which makes it so comfy) this Kent State sweatshirt is still very in.  We’ve seen a lot of styles lately who have been copying this older, but never dated, look.  The coloring might not be perfect but the shape and the very visible seams makes it fashion forward no matter the decade.







And finally a more modern Kent State piece. This midweight full zip hoody can be find anywhere and for any school.



This hoody really is everywhere.  Something about its simple design and quality material makes it the perfect sweater to go to a game in or to hit the books in the library.  There is quite a style difference between this hoody and the sweater from the 60’s, but  I have to say I would wear both of them.





Which do you prefer?  Today’s gear or the vintage collection?

Also don’t forget, everything on this post can still be found on ebay!


Top Trends for Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping got you up the creek without a paddle? No worries, we’re here to guide you! We’ve put together a list of 6 top trends this cold weather season, which provides the perfect jumping off point for your shopping list.

Holiday List


Bold Color:

Holiday Dresses:

Trendy Denim:

Chunky Sweaters:

Casual Booties: 

Be sure to make your list – and check it twice!

On-Field Fashion: 3 Football Inspired Trends

Today, we’re turning our fashion inspiration to the field. Believe it or not, college football uniforms have gotten a bit of a makeover lately. We’re giving props to the men this time, and translating trends from the field to the bleachers. Whether it’s Oregon’s splashes of neon or some color blocking and ombre touches, here’s some fashion hits from the field.

University of Michigan: Color blocking and Stripes
During a recent match up against Notre Dame, Michigan sported a “throw back uniform” that had some very modern touches to it. Firstly, those are stripes on the sleeve, and we sense some distinct colorblocking happening. The helmet is awesome (does the front resemble a mustache a bit?), and the classic Michigan “M” has some detailing that’s pretty noteworthy. Michiganites (if that’s what you call yourselves), here’s how we’d translate the look.


Carven Color-Block Merino Sweater, $560,
Pattern Scarf, $189,
Gola Jersey Messenger Bag,
Jeggings Cords, $168,

Boise State University: Ombre
Some have dubbed this the “power ranger” look, but our discerning fashion eye spots a familiar trend: ombre. Ombre, which in french means “shaded,” and is denoted by the graduating of color from light to dark, is obvious on the sleeves and shoes of this number. Most recently, you saw this trend on Kristen Wiig of SNL at the Emmy’s, and today we’re showing you how to wear it on gameday.
Stormy sweater, $80,
Hudson quilted crossbody purse, $198,
Sparkle and fade chiffon mini skirt, $49,

University of Oregon: Neon
You knew they’d be on here. The Ducks + Nike are football’s equivalent to Alexander McQueen. Shocking. Bold. Always making a statement, you either love or hate the Ducks uniforms. Anyway you look at it, they’re sporting one of our most coveted trends for Spring: neon. We love you, Ducks. Bring on the drama. (A SH side note: Oregon fans, look for School House in your bookstore beginning in October!)
OregonNeon green striped top, $24,
Moto black skinny jeans, $80,
School House Varsity Cardigan, $70,
Vans lace up sneakers, $45,