The Campus Closet

  • The Campus Closet: Au Revoir SPM

    Bon voyage, adios, and goodbye SPM readers. Between fashion weeks, lookbooks, DIY projects and street style photographs The Campus Closet has been quite the journey for the last nine months, but just as the old saying goes “everything good must to come to an end.” Like I said in my first post, fashion blogging has always been a passion of mine because it allows me to inspire and be inspired, so hopefully in the last two semesters I have done just that.

    I will continue on my fashion blogging journey this summer while interning for stylist Sophia Banks in Los Angeles, California, an opportunity I owe to all of you!

    So thank you for reading and supporting, I wish you all lovely summertime adventures. Remember in order to be irreplaceable one must always be different, so keep expressing and inspiring ASU fashionistas. Au revoir SPM. see more


    May 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  • The Campus Closet: Tips and Tricks on Organizing and Shopping from Your Closet

    If you’re like me, you’re a procrastinator when it comes to organizing your clothes. To me it’s my biggest nightmare to go into my room and see a pile of clothing that is unorganized, so I tend to throw as many clothes into my closet and drawers as I can fit.

    Last week I decided to do some spring cleaning and finally go through all of the clothes that have been neglected the past few months. Through the process I came up with some tips for all my fellow procrastinators and fashionistas that need some organization in their lives! Perfectly organized closet. Photo courtesy

    Tip 1. If you can’t see it you won’t wear it! see more


    April 27, 2013 at 6:37 pm

  • The Campus Closet: DIY Headscarf

    Headscarves are my favorite go-to accessory when I’m on the go and don’t have time to do my hair. They’re affordable, adorable and super easy to make, so what’s not to love?

    With finals coming up I thought they would be a good DIY project for all of you to have under your belt; I know how busy this time of year gets! So enjoy, they also make a super great accessory for pool and beach days!

    Materials: see more


    April 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

  • The Campus Closet: Fashion Journalist Christina Binkley And Tips On How To Be A Good Fashion Blogger

    I attended fashion journalist Christina Binkley’s lecture at the Phoenix Art Museum on Wednesday night. Christina Binkley has been the fashion columnist at the Wall Street Journal for the last seven years, covering and attending numerous of fashion weeks and writing inspiring articles for fashionistas all over the globe. Her article “Are You Wearing A Watercolor?” inspired Dennita Sewell, director of the fashion exhibits at the Phoenix Art Museum, to put on their most recent exhibit “Digital Print Fashion.” Christina Binkley of The Wall Street Journal Photo courtesy Phoenix Art Museum.

    Christina Binkley’s lecture really got me thinking about modern day fashion journalism, and how the world of journalism and fashion is changing rapidly due to the technology revolution. Instead of having a few fashion magazines to read and chose from, there are now thousands of fashion blogs on the Internet that you can Google. Nowadays if you can’t make it to any largescale fashion weeks you can stream them online, seeing probably more of the runway shows than the people actually attending.

    So how do you make it as a successful blogger in today’s competitive world of fashion writing? Through the last nine months I have learned a lot about fashion journalism working for The State Press, and I know I’m not the only fashion blogger at ASU. So here are some tips and tricks I have come up with and learned on my journey of writing about fashion. Enjoy and happy blogging! see more


    April 20, 2013 at 8:37 am

  • The Campus Closet: Here On The Corner Boutique, Dangerously Close to ASU

    Yesterday I stopped into the shop Here On The Corner, located across the street from the northwest side of campus, literally right on the corner of College Avenue. Upon entering I was greeted by a sign that said “Fashion is not necessarily about labels, it’s not about brands, it’s about something else that comes from you.” I loved this quote, which lead me into this boutique to see what it was all about.

    Inside Here On The Corner you will find clothing, accessories, and shoes from many local designers for men and women. Along with keeping it local they are also are strong believers in carrying products that go to helping a good cause, like a mens clothing line that donates a percentage of its proceeds to help animals in need. Their passion for helping the community is probably why they are a big lover of TOMS shoes, and carry many different styles of this brand as well.

    Whether you are searching for comfy everyday clothing to wear around campus or the perfect party dress, they have it here. For a decade they have mastered buying fashion-forward trends for ASU students. It is easy to find what you are looking for with their color-coded racks, and the prices are super-affordable (important to any college student!) Some of Here On The Corner’s latest threads for springtime. Photo by Gabi Nelson see more


    April 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

  • The Campus Closet: DIY Floral Headpiece

    Coachella starts this weekend, flowers are blooming and I still haven’t given you a DIY project for a floral headpiece like I promised in my “What To Pack For A Music Festival” post.

    Floral headpieces are super fun to wear and easy to make if you have the right materials and about 30 minutes. So channel your inner free spirit, or your Lana Del Rey, and rock the floral headpiece this spring!

    Materials: Photo collage of how to make a floral headpiece. Click to enlarge. Collage and photos by Gabi Nelson see more


    April 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

  • The Campus Closet: How To Stay Stylish On A College Budget

    The college lifestyle isn’t luxurious to say the least. For most of us it’s the first time being on our own, and between rent, food and textbooks, there isn’t much money left in the bank. So how do you stay stylish while being a college student on a budget? Here are five different tips that will help you do so without breaking the bank.

    Tip 1: Affordable pieces vs. investment pieces

    Always having a few investment pieces in your closet is a must. Splurge on a few essential items that fit you great and pair them with more affordable pieces and accessories. One of my new favorite investment pieces, the high-waist scrunch skirt from Free People. Photo courtesy Free People see more


    April 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm

  • The Campus Closet: DIY Dainty Ring

    This semester I have been taking a jewelry making/metalworking art class at the Herberger Institute. Before the class I never really made jewelry other than friendship bracelets. The class has showed me how easy it to create simple pieces of jewelry from scratch; all you need are the right tools, a designer’s mind and time.

    I have been super obsessed with dainty ring, rings that are tiny enough to fit above your knuckle. They are super easy to make, so if you have some spare time this DIY project is for you!

    Materials needs: Steps to making your DIY dainty ring. Photos and collage by Gabi Nelson see more


    April 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

  • The Campus Closet: Buffalo Exchange

    Yesterday I took a mini road trip down to Tucson to see Jeff Mangum from Neutral Milk Hotel play a show at the Rialto Theatre. I never really go down to Tucson so I decided to spend the day there wandering around the countless number of vintage shops to treasure hunt.

    As I was strolling I stumbled upon one of my personal favorite shops, Buffalo Exchange, to find out it was the first one ever created. I talked to a few of the workers to find out the story behind it. Buy, sell and trade clothing at Buffalo Exchange. Photo by Gabi Nelson

    I learned that Buffalo Exchange was the first store that bought, sold and traded clothing items on consignment, which is now a concept in many stores all around the country. The shop opened in 1974 in Tucson and now has 45 stores across the country. My Arizona pride was proud to hear this. see more


    March 30, 2013 at 9:47 am

  • The Campus Closet: How To Spice Up A Spring Wardrobe — Guys Edition

    Spring is in the air and boys I didn’t forget about you and your killer fashion sense.

    Warmer months seem limited to shorts and t-shirts for mens clothing, but there are many simple touches you can add to your wardrobe to set yourself apart and be unique.

    I have put together three different ways to spice up your spring wardrobe. Remember, many ladies love a well-dressed guy, so take notes! Yes guys can rock floral patterns too, and they’re super in this season! Photo courtesy of see more


    March 27, 2013 at 12:00 am