Fall Color Story

By Sofia Greaves

In light of fashion week season, street style is at its boldest, and runway shows are at the forefront of our instagram feeds. Retail workers are going to have to keep up with the customers [that’s us!] that are looking for items that will catch the eyes of bystanders just like like street style legends Eva Chen and Kendall Jenner. Here are the colors you will need to do so. I have curated a palette based on what’s in store and colors that are underrated but will be a trend setter.

Show and Teal

This fall, teal is going to be darkened and then integrated into the closet as night out clothing.  For the daytime, it looks great within plaid items.  Adding color does not have to been bright pink or red. If you are used to wearing dark colors, teal is a great way to stay in your comfort zone. It is an unexpected hue, but looks beautiful on the body when it comes in unexpected fabrics or silhouettes like a ruched crop top or a satin slip dress.

Blue but make it neutral

Denim is a classic staple in our wardrobes, so to shake things up, borrow the color for different textures, best used as a neutralizing color to balance out all the darkness. Because it is considered a lighter fun summer color, its easily accessible in any store and looks good behind a dark print. Pair a light blue blouse with your light wash denim and light grey hunter boots and you have an easy stylish outfit to throw on for a rainy day.

Golden hour every hour

Last year, we saw all versions of this sunny hue. Men and women has been integrating this in between shade into their closet since 2017 and yet it was not color of the year. This color will stay just as popular. It is versatile in keeping the summer energy in a fall outfit.  We know that most college students have a foolproof uniform of jean vans and a sweatshirt. So when you need to add accessories . . look for some in this golden shade at your favorite retail store.

A latte of neutrals

Comfort is the new “trendy.” In the color biosphere, that means warm colors that satisfy the eyes. In clothing that translates to biker shorts, t-shirt dresses, and those gargantuan fila sneakers.. Coffee colored browns in comfortable textiles are the best way to dress down  a bolder piece. With this neutral, you will be leaving the house feeling good and looking great.

Berried in a plum garden

This is a great color for going full monochromatic because it is a lipstick shade. Dark plums, purples, and mauve lipsticks are great fall lipsticks, and I guarantee we will see it finally because popular in the clothing department. Topshop, a big trendsetting brand, came out with a chucky knit sweater at Nordstrom and it sold out quick during their anniversary sale. the casual offset is to add that this to your streetwear. Expect to see it more when the temperature dips significantly.

All of these colors together would make beautiful artwork, so be the canvas and test these out for yourself!


The fashion industry has changed. What was very rule following and semi-risk adverse is now rebellious and subversive, it’s used as a positive platform to propel and influence needed changes. Our goal this month is to emphasize that.

“We need to make fashion relevant again” – Olivier Rousteing

Rousteing said this about a year ago in the New York Times, the industry has come far since then, but it still has a long way to go. Currently, the world is going through its own metamorphosis, and the new generation is creating their own paradigm that is a lot more inclusive, excepting, and embracing than in previous decades. Like people, brands are constantly reinventing themselves; a new design direction is forged through the eyes of the leader. Lately the industry is either setting the trend of the decade or creating art that references and/or makes a political statement. The sole purpose of fashion nowadays is to cause waves, start a conversation, and make a statement. Long gone are the days when political statements in the fashion industry are taboo and controversial, in fact, now not only is that expected, that’s the goal.

With Nu View, we have been forging our own path. We want readers to feel like they can connect to our content. We’re not finding information that is already out there, we’re reporting on it before it even is, we’re observing what everyone does not notice. This month’s theme is “say something,” and trust us, we have a lot to say. Want to know what topics we’re covering this month? Wait and see!


Don and Sofia


A new addition to Denton Square, but a long standing boutique of the Denton community

By Sofia Greaves

Denton square is the heart of Denton Texas. It’s a small city with a lot of history and it just got a new edition . Les Muses has just moved from a small house on elm street into the square . They have long been citizens of Denton but they started the store in the year 2000 while living in Austin Texas. They have moved around the state of Texas to end up back At their roots in Denton, operating in a house on Elm street for two years before the space on the square opened up.

Les Muses started when the owner Dawn Gaston quit her job in law enforcement to follow her Passion full time:

“I started my first antique business. I started out in antiques, more than the clothing, so i sold a lot of french furniture and things from England, France Spain . . . more European antiques. The business did very well but i had been collecting vintage handbags and jewelry since i was a teenager so i love that part. so i started just decorating with a little bit of the handbags, hats lingerie. . . and that started taking off even better than the antiques. so it just kind of evolved into something where I had a whole section for clothing and accessories and still did the furniture and home [decor]. I had to go into doing the clothing, and as things progressed since this was really more my passion (the clothing and fashion part), i started fazing out some of the [miscellaneous] stuff.”

Dawn Gaston

She then had an opportunity to move the business to The Heights near Montrose, a neighborhood very close to the Art District in Houston when her customers had knowledge and true appreciation for her inventory.

“It feels like i rescuing some of the merchandise and stuff that would just find its way in a landfill. the history of (the vintage fashion) is important to me, the style, the fabrics….”

Some of the materials that make something vintage typically are Lucite (in jewelry), brocade, and certain Jacquard. These are weaves that involve a lot of work and hands on activity that is more unique now than 25 years ago in ready to wear, in-store clothing, style wise, silhouettes from the 20th century stand out as original because remakes of the 21st century have a modernized influence and are easier to wear everyday in commonplace.

“Im out looking, shopping everywhere. so i go to a lot of estate sales. [i once] went to four estate sales and came away with very little. so everything is handpicked by me. so everything has to be in really good condition. i have to see something about it that speaks to me and i am very careful not to get things that have [been heavily worn].

At the end of the day, Les Muses is a family business. they value their customers choices and needs. no matter what is trend at the time, they will hand pick something unique for you ranging from old designer, limited-edition to simple well made clothing. To run a vintage store you have to have a good eye but you mainly have to have a good hand. She hand picks everything and they do not get donations. She is very selective and meticulous and we applaud her for that because the pieces in this store are proof of quality, customer care, and talent for recognizing authenticity.

Follow @lesmusesvintage on instagram for updates on what they have in stock!


“The process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.

“A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.

This month’s issue is for those desperately seeking change, the innovators, the restless souls who are never satisfied and enough is never enough, the people that embrace change and its inevitability as well as its unpredictability. This month’s issue is also for the reinventors, those people that are fine with not knowing who they are just yet but can’t wait to find out. This month, let’s talk about growth and evolution, let’s talk about buying from the men’s section, and the fashion from our favorite fictional characters who have us wanting to steal their style. Let’s also talk about reincarnation, what’s old is new again. Let’s discuss that vintage online market at ASOS, that sweater in your grandparents closet that’s now being featured in all your fav. fashion mags., and Le Muse Vintage, that place in The Square that sells vintage designer clothing. To our fellow readers, the ones who during unpredictable times welcome uncertainty without fear, the ones finding themselves, those who need a change, to reinvent themselves, this message is for you…

The best way for something to become a habit is to first make it a routine. And it is only when a daily routine becomes a habit that change happens, that’s your metamorphosis.


Don and Sofie

Sofie’s Picks: My Top 4 Fashion Only YouTube Channels

Fashion used to be very prevalent on YouTube. In high school, I was obsessed with Back To School lookbooks. However, trends have changed since then, and the rise of the Beauty Community has overshadowed any need for these kinds of videos. Closet essentials are a thing of the past. For those of you who are still in need of some classic fashion inspiration (myself included), here are my top four fashion channels: (The best part? They all have different forms of content for subscribers with different needs)

By Sofia Greaves

Best dressed (Ashley)

Let’s start this off with a fellow (recently graduated) college student. The concepts of her videos are pretty general and helpful for those who are interested in making their daily outfits a little more elevated for everyday occasions such as: class, dates, and lunch with friends, just to name a few. Plus, she emphasizes the importance of thrifting and sustainability. My favorite videos by her are “How to build an outfit”, “50 OUTFITS for when you have nothing to wear”, and “10 WAYS TO (re)WEAR A DRESS.


In Certain light- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhW4LGKKTDc

ICL is a London Based street style channel that was made to promote the physical blog https://incertainlight.com. Videography is done by Joanna Theodorou and she has been regularly filming the unique high end street style from all the major European fashion weeks since 2014, as well as covering the off duty styles of notable models. You get a sense of what is going to be trendy and what will trickle down to mass market just from seeing major influential people like Eva Chen [seen above in red], Alexa Chung, and Romee Strijd in these videos.

Frugal Aesthetic-

While mainly targeting men, this entertaining channel by Christian Vui does cater to anyone who is even remotely into creative streetwear. He makes his content easy to follow with pictures being shown as he discusses certain topics with voice-overs. On this channel you will find an abundance of How-To’s: How to find your style, learn ways to wear a hoodie, and how to style white sneakers are a few of his. Guy or girl, his channel is a good start for learning how to organize your personal style with basics and clothing you definitely already have.


The incredible videography in all of their lookbooks makes them feel like ad campaigns. The videos alone are just aesthetically pleasing. There isn’t a lot of commentary, but it’s the music along with video that inspires you to put on your fiercest outfit. Getting ready for work, school, or a day or night out has never been easier since they cover all of these occasions. Julia Dang is a mastermind of street style. Recently, she has been mixing high-end accessories with thrifted/easily accessible pieces, giving access to a wide range of people and their budgets. Back when Maya was apart of the channel, together they made outfits that use trendy pieces in a way where a 2016 back to school lookbook could be worn today and not feel dated. They also know how to have fun with their style, and their summer lookbook captures the essence of the season.

No matter how vastly different these channels are, they all have one thing in common: they commit to their confidence. They used basic necessities as a platform, and trend pieces as a bold statement. What makes them unique are in the details, and if you check out their videos you will see how each of them make their own rules and use getting dress as a reason to leave the house a do something great. They are determined to make A Bigger Boom, just like Nuview is this month


Being bold isn’t a cry for attention, people staring at you isn’t always a bad thing, following all the latest fashion trends doesn’t make you a sheep, or unoriginal, but ignoring what’s trendy doesn’t make you a rebel. Lastly, confidence can be fake at first because eventually, with time, it won’t be. This month, let’s be loud and obnoxious, let’s be “extra” in the best way possible!

Here at Nu View, our goal is always to impress and inform our readers. This month, we will be doing that with the utmost tenacity. The articles featured this month will be about YouTube channels that are strictly fashion, statement pieces, swimwear that’s making a splash, a study on Versace, and all the latest patterns and fashion fabrics. This month, boredom has created a new mindset, new concepts are funded by free time, “extra” is a state of mind, and the innovators lead fashion.

Do you remember that quote by Coco Chanel, “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off,” well, this month, put 5 things on. If you don’t think something matches, but you love it, wear it anyway, take chances.  This month started with fireworks and a celebration of freedom, let’s keep that going. With July comes the freedom to think creatively, try new things, ignore restraint, discover what you like through trial because there is no error, and next month will be your metamorphosis. “Extra” is a synonym for confidence, and this month we show you 50 shades of “extra”. Last month started and ended with a bang, but July will be A Bigger Boom!


-Don and Sofia

Billie Eilish, The ONLY Thing She Want You To See Her In Other Than A Crown.

by Sofia Greaves

“Judge. Me. Please”

When I first heard of Billie Eilish, I heard her music before seeing what she physically looked like. After seeing how she composes herself through her oversized streetwear, I thought she was a rapper. The lyrics to most of her new songs are as subversive as her style (cannibal class, killing the son; bury a friend, I wanna end me). Some people love it and some people do not. I happen to love it.

I was never concerned with why she chose to dress herself a certain way, I just knew she was making a big statement. “Judge. Me. Please” was her answer when asked to describe her style in three words, in her 2017 Vanity Fair interview

As she is blowing up, people are experimenting with their style by imitating hers. In fashion, red carpet, and Youtube review shows she is constantly mentioned and referenced As an artist, people expect your style to be on trend or trend setting. Billie decided to follow the street wear trend of over-sized and or monochromatic. The amazing thing about Billie’s style is that she looks so comfortable and attainable. Most of the clothes she is seen in is a more embellished and expensive version of what I wear to 9 am classes in the North Texas winter.

As a fan, I should have made the connection between her reasons for dressing baggy and her music (her first E.P. is literally called Don’t Smile at Me), but as a fashion enthusiast it seemed more about personal choice than a social or political statement. There is an intentional “anti-femininity” agenda in her clothing. She says verbatim “that’s why I wear big baggy clothes, nobody can have an opinion because they can’t see what’s underneath”. The reason we are enthralled by her is because she is completely in control of how we perceive her. The style she expresses not only shows no size limit, but also has no specific gender preference. . Billie is not the first female celebrity to take away attention from her body, but she has done it in such a unique way that I felt to emphasize and spotlight her fashion choices.

Thrift Shopping for Dummies: A 6 Tip Crash-Course on All Things Thrifting

By Don Davis

Remember when buying clothes from a thrift store was considered embarrassing… yeah, me neither! The biggest trend for a few years now has been thrifting. Long gone are the days when people are embarrassed and won’t admit to buying clothes from thrift stores. In fact, it’s just the opposite, you are considered the ultimate fashionista if someone asks you where you bought something and you say thrift store or flea market. Let’s face it we’re all broke, but thanks to thrift stores nobody knows that. So, here is my guide to being a baddie on a budget: thrift store edition, may the thrift shop odds be ever in your favor.

Tip #1

Don’t just go whenever! Select thrift stores have college nights where EVERYTHING in the store will be a certain percentage off, sometimes it’s as much as 50% off. Most thrift stores also keep a calendar specifying all their sales for the month, more importantly when they restock, make sure to grab one. I always say if it’s not in your phone it doesn’t exist, so add the really big sales like “all winter apparel 99 cents” (yes, that actually happened) in your phone so you don’t forget them. It’s also important to stay connected, some thrift stores have an email list you can sign up for, and social media accounts you can follow for even more deals, discounts, and inspiration.

Tip #2

Thrift shopping is not just an activity, it’s an event, make sure you have the whole day cleared, odds are you’ll need it. Also, make sure you don’t leave the house without the following: your student ID, dressing for the occasion, a Tide stain stick to see what stains can be removed or at the very least faded, and best friends. Thrift shopping can be long and tedious but going with your friends will make it a fun and crazy adventure. You could be a second pair of eyes for each other and pick out things you think the others would like, and have little competitions to see who found something brand name, or even better, designer, or who got the most clothes for the least amount of money. Also, most thrift stores offer student discounts. The one good thing that college has done for us is giving us student ID’s with no expiration date. Always take your student ID with you, (no matter how bad your picture looks) you’d be surprised how many other stores offer student discounts. Lastly, dress for the occasion, when going thrift shopping you should be dressed one of two ways: either in comfortable clothes or wearing something that goes with/matches what you are looking for, because not all thrift stores have dressing rooms.

Tip #3

Location, location, location! If you need help finding some thrift stores go to The Thrift Shopper.com for a list of thrift shops in your area. Although, the best thrift shops are always located downtown. That’s usually where you’ll be able to find all the brand name and vintage designer stuff. That’s another reason why I suggested bringing friends, can you say mini road-trip!

Tip #4

In speaking of designer, you know the best place to find name-brand items like Thrasher, Adidas, Harley Davidson, Nike, and my personal favorite – Tommy Hilfiger? THE BOYS SECTION! When going thrift shopping leave no stone unturned and section unsearched, the men’s section has tons of hidden gems, and the clothes in the men’s section also tend to be cheaper too. The last time I went shopping I found an oversized vintage yellow Tommy Jeans sweatshirt in the men’s section for less than four dollars. By the way, for all my designer brand snobs, don’t forget about online shops like Etsy and Poshmark.

Tip #5

People usually make one of two common thrifting mistakes: either they are a little too ambitious and overestimate their DIY and sewing skills, or they buy clothes they don’t really like just for the sake of buying something and because it’s cheap. Don’t be afraid to walk out the store empty-handed because “if you don’t absolutely love it in the store [then] you won’t wear it” (Sandra Bullock as Leanne Tewey in The Blind Side). Next thing you know, you’ll have a closet full of clothes you can’t even remember buying and wonder why in hell you bought them in the first place. Also, and this should go without saying, but don’t buy things with broken zippers, missing buttons, holes, or rips that you plan on “fixing later”, because you won’t. And don’t buy things that need to be tailored, or need a ton of alterations done to them, especially, if you are barely able to cut a t-shirt into a crop top.  

Tip #6

Lastly, and by far the most important, wash everything you just bought as soon as you get home. I could tell you horror stories about what people have told me happen to the clothes in thrift stores and flea markets, so store your bags in the trunk of your car till you get home, then wash them immediately.

Bonus: Tip #7

Little tip, the first Saturday of the month Goodwill has a 50% off sale, AND it lasts all day, but try to get there when they open, so you get first-dibs on all the good stuff.  Goodwill also gives you 20% off your purchase if you bring in clothes to donate.

July Edition: Look What Your Editor’s Bought This Time

Hey Nu Babes, it has been a long summer and it’s not over yet! July’s edition of “What the Editors Bought” features clothing from Brandy Melville, Fashion Nova, Public Desire, H&M, and so much more, also featured are some pretty dramatic price differences ranging from $56 to completely free.

Don’s Purchases:

Though I did not spend a lot of money and buy a lot of clothes this month, something tells me I’ll more than make up for it in August. In July, one of my favorite clothing websites: Fashion Nova, did something I never heard of; for every item purchased you’ll get an additional item free as long as it’s of equal or lesser value. In other words, for every two items you add to your shopping chart whichever one is more expensive will be the one you pay for, the other item is free. Me being me, I almost bought the whole website, and next month if they have a sale like that again, I will! After careful consideration, I was able to narrow down what I had to have, and what I had to have right-then-and-there. These are the two items I could not live without.  

Rate 8.5

Her Majesty Denim Jacket – Black

$44.99 USD

This Lion King inspired jacket is a must-have for Fall. Sure, it’s comfortable, like all denim jackets are, but who cares about comfort when the jacket is this cute. I live in Texas, it’s the Summertime, and I have already worn this jacket so many times I’ve lost count. The things I do for a good monochromatic moment. I recommend wearing this jacket with some high-waisted black jeans, tucked in, a white shirt with short faux-leather black sleeves, and patent leather booties, that’s how I wore it.



Rate 8.0

Two-toned Denim Jacket – black/combo

$39.99 FREE!

At this point guys-only jackets no longer exist. Sorry boys, but the only two options are girls jackets and intersex jackets masquerading as guys jackets. What I love most about this jacket, besides the fact that I got it for free, is how different it is, I’m living for the two-toned trend. I’ve also worn this jacket a few times already, yes, in Texas’ summertime, and got major modern 90’s vibes. Black high-waisted jeans, patented leather boots, and a white graphic tee that says “black, no sugar, no crème,” yes please!



Sofia’s Purchases:

This month, I loaded up on some really cheap basics, but not without thought about quality, breath-ability, and longevity. Everything in my bag was a capsule closet’s dream: interchangeable.

Rate 10

Cotton on women stretch mom jean

Denim is difficult, but for me and my fabric sensitive skin it is two times harder. I was hesitant to stray away from skinny jeans, but when cuffed the right way and worn with feminine shoes, these cotton mom jeans look so chic and grown up. These Cotton On 90’s mom jeans fit my waist perfectly. Un-cuffed this is a classic straight leg jean, but it is 98% cotton and 2% spandex so the size that fits your legs is not going to gape obnoxiously in the back. These are the best thing I bought for myself this month, and they were only $40.


Rate 9

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Hollister shorts Vintage Stretch High-Rise Denim Mom Short 3”

Denim is difficult (part 2). The size I wear exclusively at the stores is runs true to my waist size in inches. I had been picking out my shorts all wrong especially in stretch denim. These are the only denim shorts I own that I have not had to alter with big darts. these are a great staple for any outdoor summer occasion because that are hemmed appropriatetley and have minimal distressing detail, so you can still throw them on for a family barbecue



Rate 9

Public Desire Empire black patent block heeled ankle boots

I needed something edgy for my shoe collection. This looks good with even the most boring all black outfit. The reason is the extra shininess of the patent leather. Mixing textures is a low risk, high reward way to build an outfit, especially in colors like black, white, grey, or beige. I throw these on for any dressed up, night out occasion.



Rate 8

Short T-shirt - White - | H&M US 1
H&M Short T-shirt

A good basic t-shirt is as worth mentioning as any other product. I use to struggle with building a wearable wardrobe because nothing matched, and I hated plain tees. There are three key details that make this more than a boring white tee. It has a frocket, sewn cuffed sleeves, and stops just below my waistline. I can style it as a crop top on a hot day, or wear it with high waist bottom and be off to work with an effortless, stylish outfit.


Rate 8

cara skirt

Brandy Melville is sold at Nordstrom, so my employee discount came in handy. You can get really fun summer clothing for the items that actually fit (being that they exclusive sell size small worldwide). I had a variety of plaid or checkered skirts to decide from, and this one reminded me of my middle school days in a non cringy way. I had a red plaid skirt and until I outgrew it, I made it work with anything and everything. I once wore a pale pink tank top with it and to this day that is one of the only outfits from my adolescence that I have not burned from my memory.


Blast From The Past

Adele Witt and Taylor Hemby

Fashion goes in cycles- whats old today is new and in style tomorrow. Every season we see the runways fluctuate with element that are both new and some that are familiar. The past few years we have seen boho explode, everything from ditsy floras and blousy tops. There is no denying the 70’s are back. We had the pleasure of going to Texas Fashion Collection and got to see the looks that are hot now in their original form from the 70’s. Annette Becker, director of the Texas Fashion Collective, showed us some truly amazing pieces.

Ms. Becker pulled out 1970’s garments that showcased classic trends from the 1970’s.  She showed us everything from hand stitched patchwork, ethnic-inspired prints, full sleeves, and ‘Little House on the Prairie’ inspired gingham prints. There were also a few pieces, such as the classic Chanel suit that were made new with design elements such as brighter colors and braided trim. One hostess ensemble by Hanae Mori (below) uses Japanese Motifs and vivid colors of green, pink and yellow. All of these pieces contain typical 70’s elements that are now coming back into current fashion trends.


Maxi dresses, popularized by the hippie movement are now a favorite of today’s bohemian girls and are especially popular in the summer and spring. For example, Andrew Zimmerman, an Australian designer, updated maxi dresses of the decade with fresh white, full peasant sleeves, organic lines and mini pearls. Another version, was a turquoise blue halter with feminine ruffles and dark blue paisley designs on the bodice and hem. Gunne Sax, a huge brand from the 1970s is widely credited with being the original hippie maxi dress (below).


Ethnic motifs, prints and silhouettes, popularized by internationally known designers such as Yves Saint Laurent in the 1970’s are also trending for the upcoming warmer season. Saint Laurent also popularized loose flowing blouses in the 70s (see below) and those to are coming back. On the spring 2019 Runway, Chloe used traditional Persian motifs in handkerchief skirts blouses and jumpsuits, giving culturally distinctive prints modern-day high fashion appeal.


Patchwork was original a way of covering up holes and tears in clothes, it was very popular in the 20th centuy before mass production when clothes were more expensive.  It was also a form a og hand needlework mainly practiced by women. Today patchwork is fashion forward and is used in jeans, dresses, skirts and other types of apparel for both men and women. For spring 2019 designers such as Sacai, Coach and Isabel Marant used patchwork in new ways. Marant substituted the spring colors of pink, white and baby blue, while Coach paired denim patches with a brown cowboy-esque fabric on the shoulders. On the street, many young women have taken the style further. Instead of using mainly denim for their patchwork fashion, they are wearing items made from animal print, solid colors, or wool fabric patches.




The 1970’s was an era of freedom and expression, especially in fashion. Previous trends that were seen before as belonging to folk dress, the hippie movement and lower classes became popular among high fashion circles. Today, these trends have resurfaced and become popular along millennial trendsetters from all races, genders, and classes. As a result many popular fashion brands and retailers have embraced this market niche. Classic fashion eras of the past are making a comeback, and who knows which era will inspire the next season?