Category Archives: On The Boulevard

style for your iPhone

by Jenna Veldhuis, Elle Finney, Grace Merck

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We’ve come to a time where now everything we touch has a design to it, even our technology.  Our phone has become like our third hand, so why shouldn’t it reflect our personal style?

From animal prints to colors in funky patterns, people aren’t afraid to express themselves through their tech accessories.

Not only does a case protect your phone, but it’s an accessory you’ll use all day every day.  Most of our generation uses the iPhone. Rather than all sporting the same generic look, our iPhones should have cases with style, since everyone knows a cracked iPhone is never a good look.

An iPhone without a case is like a girl without sunglasses at the beach, it’s neither functional nor fashionable.


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ombre eyes

by Virginia Boswell and Amelia Ambrose


Finally! The spring sun has emerged in Dallas and every student on campus is absorbing its welcoming rays. While this may mean pulling out the shorts and tanks, what SMU students are really looking forward to is breaking out their sunglasses.

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Sunglasses of every size, shape, color, and brand can be seen on students strutting down the boulevard on these first warm days. In an ode to future spring trends, students are sticking to the larger style of glasses in multiple colors, but ombre frames and lenses seem to be the favorite trend lately.

Although subtle, this little accessory tweak can change the whole look of an outfit. The color change draws more attention to the face, making anyone who wears these sunglasses to appear flawless.

Since the ombre hairstyle is fading away, literally, we hope that the sunglasses trend will stay throughout this spring because it is a must have.

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boot your winter blues

by Hailey Curtiss and Naomi Bowen


The lace up combat boot is a popular choice by SMU students. image via Curtis and Bowen

The lace up combat boot is a popular choice by SMU students.
image via Curtis and Bowen

Transitioning into spring can be tricky, especially with Texas’ unpredictable weather. SMU fashionistas are reaching for short boots to take them from winter blues to spring sunshine. Boots keep your feet covered when the temperature unexpectedly drops, and work with everything from a flirty skirt to skinny jeans. The Steve Madden lace-up was particularly popular on the boulevard, but other students donned flat ankle booties to keep their outfits weather appropriate for a full day of classes. Some of our other favorites to transition to spring are these cutout Jeffery Campbells and Fryes, or splurge on some Chloe booties.


image via Curtis and Bowen

image via Curtis and Bowen


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Do the Twist

By Allie Zoranski, Sarah Bicknell and Hayley Harrison

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images via Allie Zoranski, Sarah Bicknell and Hayley Harrison

With final exams coming up, female students are looking for quick and easy ways to get ready in the morning. Enter the . It’s a messy bun hairstyle that keeps hair away from the face and is quick to make.

This twist on the classic bun allows girls to remain focused on their studies while also looking stylish. To create this look, simply flip your head over and gather all of your hair at the top of your head. Then, twist the hair, making a rope. Next, coil the twisted hair around center into a messy bun and secure with a hair tie.

Next week while you’re studying, keep your routine stress free with the topknot.

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Fur Vests on the Boulevard

By Ashley Wali, Caroline Hicks and Emily Sims

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With the advent of animal activism, fur-loving fashionistas have multiple options when bundling up this winter. Fur vests are easily the most versatile winter staple, adding a bohemian touch to any warm weather ensemble.

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While many girls are still sporting traditional authentic fur, many are turning to faux furs for a more cost-effective option. A fur vest can be paired with a billowy blouse and jeans for a casual winter look, or with tights and a dress to channel a more dressy air. Some great options are fur vests by Marc Jacobs, Ashley B, Alice + Olivia and Rebecca Minkoff.


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Boots on the Boulevard

By Brooke Bordelon, Schuyler Mack, Cassie Mlynarek

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With fall in full swing, SMU students are ditching their swingy summer dresses and sandals in favor of comfy fall sweaters and trendy boots. Even though temperatures may be chilly in the mornings, the stubborn Dallas heat manages to creep through in the afternoons, often rising into the 70s. However, this can’t stop students from unearthing their favorite slouchy sweaters and warm leather boots from their closets.

Students are eager to leave behind the crop tops and short shorts of summer in exchange for their comfier and more forgiving counterparts. It doesn’t matter where you are on campus, whether it be outside of Cox business school or Meadows–this trend can be seen everywhere.

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This season, it seems Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, and Frye are the go-to brands for SMU boot lovers who often sport them walking to class. With Homecoming just around the corner, surely this won’t be the last we see of this comfy, yet classic trend.

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A Homecoming With Character

By Meredith White and Brooke Williamson


Halloween came a bit earlier for our Homecoming candidates during the SMU Homecoming Parade this past Saturday. Each homecoming queen and king candidate dressed in character to this year’s homecoming theme: books that were made into movies. Their goal was to look like they jumped out of the book and onto the float, and it seems they accomplished just that.

A few highlights of these nominees dressing in character are pictured below:

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images via SMU Flash Photography

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A Twist On the LBD

By Bailey Wilson and Alexis Wulf


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images via Bailey Wilson and Alexis Wulf

Karl Lagerfeld once said, “One is never overdressed or underdressed in a little black dress.” Looks like SMU girls have been taking some advice from Karl this formal season – the hottest dress at formals seems to be the LBD.

From strapless to high neck, body-con to skater skirt, black dresses are everywhere at SMU formals. But in a sea of black how do SMU fashionistas stand out? By giving the old classic a new twist with black leather, mesh or cutouts. Accessories and jewelry also help change things up – the LBD trend is the perfect complement to the statement necklaces that are so in this season.

Check out Cusp, or to get a little black dress for your next big event.

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The Tote: An SMU must have

By Morgan O’Hare and Stacy Radley


The most crucial item for an SMU girl to own today, it seems, is an upscale tote bag. Walking down the boulevard, you can see a wide range of sizes, brands and colors. From the Louis Vuitton Neverfull to colorful Longchamp’s, these bags, which carry books and more, are as much about making a statement as they are about performing a necessary task.


Some girls personalize their bags with a colorful scarf, ribbon or sorority pin on the handle. Flaunting price is not the purpose of these bags because you will see them ranging from thrift-store scores to 21st-birthday presents from the parents.

Girls’ totes at SMU reflect the owner’s personality and style — so show us what you’ve got!

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The Number One Accessory

By Alexa Malevitis & Brielle Kuhn


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images via Alexa Malevitis & Brielle Kuhn

The one accessory every SMU girl needs on the Boulevard is her sunglasses. From classic aviators to vintage Ray Ban’s to oversized cat-eye lenses, all styles are showcased. These glasses not only shade your eyes from the sun, they also add style to any outfit. And, of course, the perfect way to hide the evidence of a late night is by throwing on your biggest pair of sunnies.

This season brought one major trend: mirrored aviators. Whether they are blue, gold or green, these bright beauties will complete your mysterious facade.  So, which classic style will you be donning on the Boulevard?

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