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Haute Hawks: Spring fashion reinvents old trends

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By Jordan Gittens This spring is the spring of resurgence; all of the trends you thought had died down are making their comeback and are doing so in a giant way. It’s time to focus on overalls, denim, prints and construction. From the Parisian runways to Whitewater, we can show...

Haute Hawks: Valentine’s Day style options

February 15, 2015

Feb. 14, 2015 By Jordan Gittens [dropcap]V[/dropcap]alentine’s day is here, and there are four outfits that we can utilize; “First Date," "We’ve Been Dating for Four Years,” "I’m Single and Wine is My Best Friend” and “I’m on The Hunt.” These are all of the outfits that are needed...

Haute Hawks: Fur and feathers take the runway

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Jordan Gittens Feathers, furs and transparency. All trends that are going to make a giant splash in 2015. This year’s Spring/Summer runway looks featured designers such as Michael Kors, Balmain, Miu Miu and a plethora of legends. While these looks may be for the S/S fashion...

Haute Hawks: Renewing style for the new year

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By Jordan Gittens A new year is upon us and the time to take our resolutions seriously is now. Each year, we tell ourselves, “I’ll lose weight this year.” or “I’ll pick up a healthy new hobby.” However, every single year, somewhere down the line a majority of us lose...

Haute Hawks: Christmas style for the whole family

December 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014 By Jordan Gittens For the first time in forever your entire family is in the same house, and it’s either heaven or hell. Everyone has been consuming copious amounts of eggnog, whiskey and – for the little ones – a whole lot of candy. Then the time for the big family picture...

Haute Hawks: California winters translate to UW-Whitewater

November 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014 By Jordan Gittens Katy Perry was more than correct when she said, “California girls, they’re unforgettable,” yet so wrong when she said, “Daisy dukes, bikinis on top.” When I ventured out to the West Coast two weekends ago it was a comfortable – and beautiful – 73...

Haute Hawks: Military wear makes a comeback

November 13, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Jordan Gittens Hut! 2-3-4! Hut! 2-3-4! Werk! Not words that you usually see together, but in the past few years military style clothing has taken on a new life. The clothes our parents wore in the late ‘80s and ‘90s are making a comeback and grunge is becoming the new prep. Pulling...

Haute Hawks: Shoes can make or break an outfit

November 6, 2014

Nov. 5, 2014 By Jordan Gittens You probably remember that one song released in 2006 titled “Shoes” by Liam Kyle Sullivan’s super sassy alter ego Kelly. If you can’t remember the song go to YouTube and find it. Prepare yourself for four minutes of unadulterated torture. As bad as the song...

Haute Hawks: Traditional costumes come to an end

October 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014 By Jordan Gittens The time of the year where we forget all our troubles and dress us up in either the most revealing or ridiculous costumes and consume copious amount of “candy” is here, and we couldn’t be happier. Traditional costumes such as witches, sexy nurses and sexy firemen...

The ‘thirst’ is real on campus

October 23, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014 By Jordan Gittens When you hear ‘thirst,’ a few graphic images may come to mind. You’re probably thinking of that guy with excess acne and a body odor that a could kill a rose vine miles away. Maybe that time you were studying in the library and that frat guy – in a far...

Haute Hawks: Personal style creates a personal brand

October 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 By Jordan Gittens If there is anything you should believe in more than anything else, it is personal style. Having personal style means having a fashion sense of your own and not just being a carbon copy of every other person on the street. Of course you can see people and think,“I...

Haute Hawks: The art of layering in Wisconsin

October 9, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Jordan Gittens So you leave your first class of the day and walk outside. Suddenly, it’s about 20 degrees warmer than it was when you left your room, and you feel like you’re about to melt. Thankfully, you were smart enough to layer. If you hadn’t layered, you would’ve...

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