Tuesday's Trend Watch: The Chicster

 Lions and tigers and leopards – oh my! Feel like your daily stroll around campus has suddenly become more like a safari adventure? If so you’re not alone — two of the winter’s hottest, campus friendly trends look like they’ve crawled their way straight out of the jungle. Leopard print is everywhere! I can’t even explain how excited I was to see this print finally take off. As if it wasn’t enough for me to have my own leopard print bedspread, picture frame, fold-up chair and car accessories, now I get to wear it, too! Everything from cinched sleeve tops, babydoll dresses, stylish flats and even sexy pumps and wedges have been pawing their way off their racks and into the closets of stylish college girls. Not into the whole faux print thing? I’ve also spotted lots of camo – cute, cropped jackets and vests and even pants with a fun, funky military-inspired print. Not just for boys anymore, the addition of a piece of camo to your wardrobe will totally spice up your usual sweats and t-shirt get-up.

Want to try out these prints for yourself? Check out Wet Seal in your local mall or at www.wetseal.com for tons of leopard print options to choose from. And as for camo? I’ve fallen in love with the Truly Madly Deeply Zip-up Hoodie from Urban Outfitters. Target.com even offers camo leggings and – get this! – pink camo gauchos. These prints will show everybody you ain’t afraid of nothin’ – especially not trying new trends.

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