Howard Homecoming Guide: Events and What to Wear

BY: MACKENZIE GALLOWAY

Ladies and gents, Howard Homecoming is fastly approaching, meaning you’re probably thinking about  what events you’ll be attending and what outfits you will be wearing.. Well look no further. I’m here to provide you with all the inspo and outfit ideas for each event, and give you a run down on  each event, to make sure the bag is secured, and that you look GOOD-T while securing it.

Thursday, October 25th:

  1. Student Fashion Show

  2. KYSFest at Echostage

  3. Pretty Iced Owt at Bliss

Student Fashion Show

The annual student fashion show is a staple homecoming event. This event showcases Howard style designed and modeled by Howard students, and gives audience members a chance to experience a real-life fashion show experience. Dress to impress!

The Look: Boujee Pop Out

Fur: Whether real or faux, fur is the easiest way to instantly make your outfit boujee.

Where to Buy:

Fashion Nova - $49.99

Neiman Marcus - $140

Forever 21 - $64.90  

KYS Fest at Echostage

KYS Fest is bound to be one of the biggest concerts of 2018. Featuring H.E.R.
Ella Mai, Jacquees, Queen Naija and TK Kravitz, this R&B infused fest will be a night to remember, no doubt. Come ready to sing your heart out, while slaying on the dancefloor.

The Look: Edgy (that Can Sustain the Heat)

Leather: Leather is huge this fall, again, whether real or faux, a leather fit (that you can move in) is a guaranteed pop out for the big R&B fest, and any after-festivities.

Where to Buy:

Charlotte Russe - $24.99

Urban Outfitters - $79.00

H&M - $24.99

Pretty Iced Owt at Bliss

Pretty Iced Owt is guaranteed to be the biggest party of the year. It’s hosted by the Kappas, Alphas AND the Ques. Need I say more?

The Look: Sexy Clubwear

Sequins: If you pull up to the party in a sparkly fit, you will undoubtedly break some necks sis.

Where to Buy:

Forever 21 - $38.00

SheIn - $25.00

Nordstrom/TopShop - $32.98

Friday, October 26th

  1. Yardfest (Free)

  2. Greek Step Show

Yardfest

A cherished HU tradition, Yardfest is easily the most popular homecoming event every year. Located on Howard’s Yard, Yardfest will feature a concert with a live stage, as well as celebrity appearances, endless food and vendors. Models get discovered here all the time, making it the perfect opportunity to showcase your style in your own unique way. This is NOT something you want to miss.

The Look: The Ultimate Popout (Be Unique)

Neon: Even though summer has passed, the neon trend has carried over to fall fashion. From greens, to yellows to pinks, come dressed to blind eyes. (Not literally please


Where to buy:

BooHoo - $15.00

Fashion Nova - $32.99

Misguided - $52.99

Greek Step Show

Featuring the Divine Nine, the Greek Step Show is always a good time. Whether you’re there to support your friends, your boo, or just there to have fun, this event will be a night to remember. It's like a real life “Stomp the Yard”.

The Look: Sporty Chic

Racecar: “Put that thing in sport”. Mirroring the aesthetic of a racecar driver, pull up to this event in a sporty racecar fit and you’ll be sure to have a ball while looking your very best.

Where to buy:

Fashion Nova - $34.99

DollsKill - $28.00

Pretty Little Thing - $28.00

Saturday, October 27th

  1. TailGate/Parade (Free)

  2. Homecoming Football Game

TailGate/Parade

The tailgate is the classic lead-in to the football game. Alumni and students alike gather to celebrate and prepare for the homecoming game. The tailgate will feature a parade led by the Howard University Showtime Marching Band, accompanied by showcases bands, student organizations and community partners of Howard.

The Look: Early Morning Slay

Velvet/Suede: These fall materials will be guaranteed to keep you warm, while looking DUMB cute at the same time!

Where to buy:

Zara - $49.90

Forever 21 - $12.00

H&M - $39.99

Homecoming Football Game

Watch the Howard Bisons take on the South Carolina State Bulldogs in style. Whether you’re a football fanatic or just there for support, you are in for a treat. We love a good football game!

The Look: Warm and Cute

Bomber Puffer Jackets: Puffer jackets are the rage this year, and will guarantee your warmth and comfort at the game. We are trying to have fun WITHOUT getting sick out here.


Where to buy:

Asos - $87.00

Express - $60.99

Forever 21 - $39.90