DAM Jam 2018: Outfit Inspo

McKenna Zandecki

When shopping and planning what to wear to events, like Oregon State’s DAM Jam, it can be overwhelming with the endless options. To help you out with that, we have put together some outfits to hopefully inspire your next look.  

For our first men’s look pair this Camp Collar Short Sleeve Button-Down shirt from Urban Outfitters ($39) with any basic distressed jeans (Core Flex Slim Selvedge Jean American Eagle $60). You can also pair this outfit with any black jeans to create an even more sleek look. For shoes, a great option are these amazing Steve Madden Bryson Boot from DSW for $110. Yes they aren’t the cheapest, although an amazing investment as chelsea boots will ALWAYS be a good look. To finish the simple look, pair with some cool sunglasses like the Oval Glasses from Urban Outfitters for only $18. Or some basic aviators are always a classic look, for example these from American Eagle for only $10.

Our second men’s look is perfect for those incredibly hot days. Pair Katin Patio short ($49), from Urban Outfitters, with any basic black or white tank (Cutoff Washed Muscle Tee from Urban Outfitters – $29); or pair this outfit with a jersey from your favorite team (Nike Icon Edition Swingman Jersey $110). Keep it simple and keep it comfortable with a classic pair of all white converse ($55) and top it off with an accessory of a bandana or fedora. Explore your options with new and cool patterns and don’t be afraid to mix and match with these ideas!

For our first women’s look, stay cool in this simple Polka Dot Empire-Waist dress from Urban Outfitters for $59. Pair this with some platform sandals, for example these Bandi Platform Wedge Sandal from Nordstrom for  $90, another great investment, every girl needs some platforms! Lastly, experiment with accessories and pair with a chain charm necklace and your sunglasses of choice. (Shown in picture: Layer Charm Necklace (Urban Outfitters) – $60 and Figaro Sunglass Chain (Urban Outfitters) – $14)

Lastly, start with this adorable tie-front short sleeve cropped top from Urban Outfitters for $49 and pair with a lace bralette of your choice under, for example this Out From Under Tori tied-up bralette (Urban Outfitters $29). Mix and match this top with a mini skirt like this Collective Totality striped skirt from Urban Outfitters for $130. If you’re looking for a cheaper option this Shelly Twill Button-Down Mini Skirt from Urban for $49 pairs amazingly as well. Whether you’re going for a sporty or “cute” look, switch it up with some sneakers (Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid – $110) or some gladiator sandals like these Rosalinda Tall sandals from  Nordstrom for $80.

Mix and match the ideas from the outfits and make them your own! Don’t be afraid to combine cool new colors and patterns as well to truly stand out from the crowd.

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