Fashion

Where To Buy Stylish and Functional Face Masks

Where To Buy Stylish and Functional Face Masks

Ilaria Freccia '22 Amongst all others, face masks look like they are going to be a lasting effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, in the state of California and New York, face masks are required when in any public setting by the CDC. It is possible that in the future this will remain the case. Face masks have been seen on the red carpet, worn by celebrities like Billie Eilish and Rita Ora. Even before the pandemic, luxury brands were making face masks for streetwear. So how and where can you buy masks that are both stylish and functional? Firstly,…
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Switching to Shorts!

Switching to Shorts!

Margot Gibbons '22 Now that the weather is changing, it’s time to transition from jeans and sweaters, to shorts, skirts, and dresses. There are many different brands and styles of shorts, ranging from flowy, printed shorts to tight denim ones. The best brands to find flowy shorts are Billabong and Topshop, and jean shorts can be found anywhere from Nordstrom to Zara. They all sell great pieces in the most popular colors and have a variety of different styles. Billabong sells more beach-inspired pieces, and they even sell matching tops to go along with the bottoms. Topshop has a selection…
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Getting Ready for the Summer: Swimwear Edition

Getting Ready for the Summer: Swimwear Edition

Genna Gibbons '21 Whether you need new swimsuits for an upcoming vacation, or you want to prepare for summer, basic swimsuits are essential for your wardrobe. Finding the right fit, style, pattern, and brand that you feel comfortable and confident in while relaxing by the pool or beach can be extremely time consuming, therefore, I am here to offer my guide to shopping for swimwear! The first step in buying swimsuits is cleaning out your current swimsuits. This will allow you to fully understand what type of swimsuits you need, and make the process more efficient. This year’s biggest trend…
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Holiday Essentials

Genna Gibbons '21 Now that fall has arrived and the weather has cooled down, the holiday season is approaching us. Whether you are going somewhere cold or warm for the holidays, I am here to offer a few essential pieces of clothes that you will need to survive this season. If you are going to your family's Thanksgiving dinner, your 'neighbors' holiday party, or a New Years Celebration and you don't know what to wear, well, you're in luck because I have curated my holiday season essentials list to make the next few months less stressful! My first article of…
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Pros and Cons of Shopping Online vs. Instore

Ava Shenk '22 One highly debated topic among the fashion world is whether shopping online or instore is better. Both have their individual benefits and weaknesses, which can vary the overall experience of shopping for each and every person.  Shopping Online:Shopping online is convenient and efficient. When shopping online, shoppers are able to stay in the comfort of wherever they are, and don’t have to drive all the way to the nearest mall or  wherever the stores they want to shop at are located. However, when shopping online, it can be difficult to understand the genuine fit of an item.…
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What to Wear Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Ilaria Freccia '22 Aquarius: January 20 - February 18 Try textured, solid-colored clothing like black croc print or snakeskin. This will suit your shy and quietness, but also brings out a touch of eccentricity and energy with the print. The sleek look that this style creates highlights your intellect and professionalism.  Pisces: February 19 - March 20 Pisces’ go-with-the-flow attitudes, high senses of empathy, and creative personalities will make a printed puff sleeve blouse and jeans the perfect look. The jeans give a laid back, chilled-out vibe to the outfit, and the blouse elevates the look with puff sleeves and…
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Layering Jackets, Sweaters, and More!

Ava Shenk '22 It’s fall. Temperatures are all over the place. It’s freezing in the morning, and you feel like you’re boiling by noon. Because of this, it can be hard to pick an outfit. Should I wear my jeans and a big comfy sweater and accept that I will be a sweaty mess by twelve? Or should I wear my summer dress and be cold in the morning? You do not have to be making decisions like these and choosing between feeling too hot or too cold. A way to avoid this situation entirely is to layer! Layering clothing…
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Denim – Back and Better than Ever

Raegan Smith '20 As the summer comes to a close and fall begins to approach, denim becomes your best friend. From denim jackets over dresses to mom jeans with a sweater, I am bringing you all the latest denim trends this fall. I love pairing a cropped classic, black, or colored denim jacket over a skirt or dress on days when it is colder in the morning but low-80s in the afternoon. My best suggestion for finding a jean jacket is Amazon.com. Yes, Amazon. It’s easy and quick to purchase a jean jacket - cropped or oversized - for around…
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What to Wear for Mass

Genna Gibbons '21 As the annual Mater Mass approaches, questions concerning what to wear and the dress code come up. Dress attire is worn on special occasions, such as mass and honors convocation, so looking your best is essential. Lucky for you, I am here to offer advice on what to wear and where to find clothes, so you are always prepared for dress attire days! Shopping, in general, is time-consuming and can take many returns and trips to the mall to find an outfit that not only fits well but also follows the dress attire requirements as stated in…
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Sustainable Shopping – Who, What, Wear

Ilaria Freccia '22 Fashion generates nearly 92 million tons or more than 4% of the world’s waste every year. Fortunately, there are many great solutions to this problem. With an increasing conscience for environmental sustainability, brands like Zara, Reformation, Cuyana, Veja, Patagonia, Stella McCartney, and Levis are working to make a difference. Reformation is a hugely sustainable brand. On every product page, they show the amount of waste produced, the pounds of carbon dioxide emitted and the gallons of water used for that product. Then they calculate how their products help reduce these impacts in comparison to most US bought…
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