I jetted over to Chop Shop in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood for Her Campus’ College Fashion Week show on Saturday night. Upon arriving to the butcher + deli + restaurant + bar, my first thought was that I put the wrong location into my Uber app. However, behind counters and refrigerators of butchered meat and a crowded bar, was a bright room and a handful of beautifully dressed girls.
It was the second College Fashion Week show that Her Campus has put on in Chicago. The first one was fun and exciting. But I knew this show was going to be one for the books as I slipped my VIP badge over my head and saw the runway crowded with some of my favorite brands. I walked away from the show coveting some goodies from these brands including a Fitbit Flex 2, a bottle of RiRi by Rihanna from Perfumania, a Rebecca Minkoff clutch, and more—can you say, “Score?!”
As a recent college graduate, I enjoy keeping up with trends that college girls are wearing and putting their own spin on, and this show certainly caught me up. I also got to interact face-to-face with some of my favorite brands before and after the show.
Something I particularly enjoyed was seeing every model sport the new Fitbit Flex 2 wristband or necklace. I was always trying to accessorize with my old Fitbit flex, and I am happy to see that the new Flex 2 has a slimmer wristband and gorgeous accessories to put the tracker in—and these models were working them all! Every look was also topped off with shoes from Vince Camuto and a variety of purses from Rebecca Minkoff—two lifestyle brands I love. Between the four shows, I got to chat with a rep. from Bertha Watches and I touched my hair up with Dry Bar’s 3-in-1 dry shampoo, texturizer, and hair amplifier.
All-in-all it was an action- and fashion-packed night, an another successful show for Her Campus! So will I see you at Her Campus’ College Fashion Week next year?
This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Natalie in the City possible!