By Idamarie Tedesco

While grabbing a quick bite in the Take-5 Lounge, I spotted Brandy Noack, a second-year Nursing major here at Madonna University.

It's rare to walk the halls and see a student not wearing comfortable sweatpants and a baggy hoodie to class, but Noack's ensemble was the exact opposite.

"I style myself in a funky little way," said Noack. "It's easy when working in retail; you get to see all the new trends coming in."

When she's not in class, Noack is a manager at the clothing store Dot's. Some of Noack's favorite trends this season are Southwest-country style, anything Aztec-related, and chiffon tops.

Some of her least favorite trends are ’60s Mod and Ugg boots worn with shorts.

Noack is a firm believer in trying new things and not caring what other people think when it comes to fashion.

"Don't be afraid. Just put anything together. Be experimental and dress for yourself and no one else!"

If you're interested in any of the fabulous pieces worn by Noack, here's a heads-up on where to purchase them.

Necklace-Charming Charlie's

Top-Charlotte Russe

Skirt-Charlotte Russe

Leggings-Wet Seal




Fashionable students in the halls of Madonna