College Hautees was started by Tamina Madsen, a lawyer who wanted a career change after several stressful years of practicing litigation. She attended both UC Berkeley and UCLA, but never wore clothing with her universities’ logos because none of the options available to women seemed flattering, cute, or fashionable to her. She left the law to stay true to her love of fashion and launch a new style presence.
College Hautees has styles for both on and off campus, branded and unbranded. You can find branded merchandise from USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Arizona State University, Clemson University, Michigan State University, and Oklahoma State University. And you can find generally great comfortable stylish clothing including dresses, off-the-shoulder tees, tank tops, V-necks, hoodies, sweatshirts and cardigans.
I love that they donate a percentage of their profits to the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Project. The LACBA Domestic Violence Project has been providing legal aid to victims of domestic violence in Los Angeles County for over 25 years.
Tamina generously sent me some samples of their styles:
First up was this black and white striped racerback tank. It also comes in red and white stripes.
I love this for spring and summer. It’s supersoft and comfortable and, with the longer length, it looks wonderful on. I love it with shorts, jeans and leggings.
She also sent me a deep V tee in Charcoal. I was amazed at how soft and comfortable it was. It’s extremely flattering and versatile. You can wear it with anything or under a cardigan. Dress it up or down with accessories. It comes in yellow, navy, white, charcoal and plum.
And, she also sent me an off-the-shoulder tee. This is my favorite piece. I love the way it softly drapes over my shoulder yet does not fall and it’s not heavyweight, but soft and thin. It really feels wonderful on and looks great. You can wear it as is or put a nice camisole or tank underneath. Perfect for both Berkeley students and anyone. Being a former Californian and Berkeley afficionado, I love it.
They are also having a Basics Blowout Sale right now so you can get some great deals!
Disclosure: I was sent samples by the sponsor in order to facilitate a review however all opinions expressed are my own.