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Walk the stage in style: Graduation dress inspiration

Walk the stage in style: Graduation dress inspiration

Holly Swasko, Column Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Top Stories

Now that the hunt for the perfect prom dress is over, it’s time for seniors to begin planning for their next and final milestone of high school: graduation. Luckily, stores are stocked with their best spring dresses to get you ready for the special ceremony. Here are some ideas to get you prepared....

Style that helps the sea: seniors accepted to become Coastal Charm brand reps

Style that helps the sea: seniors accepted to become Coastal Charm brand reps

Holly Swasko and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Top Stories

It’s always fun to wear and purchase from your favorite fashion brand, but for seniors and twins Allison and Alicia Tracey, it’s something much more than that. After stumbling upon a popular online clothing store, Coastal Charm, the sisters decided to take their love for it a step further by bec...

Prom style essentials for guys

Prom style essentials for guys

Holly Swasko, Fashion Columnist
April 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Mens' Fashion, Top Stories

As senior girls hunt for prom accessories and dresses before the big night that takes place on April 29, guys are also searching for their best tux and key pieces to look their best. To make sure all of the essentials are covered, here is a checklist along with some inspiration for guys looking to perfect...

Prom prep guide

Prom prep guide

Emily Tomkinson and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Top Stories

With prom at the end of April, most girls are rushing to make their appointments for their prom hair, make up, etc. but the repeating question is: where? Below are suggestions for salons and tailors in the area in order to prepare for Prom on April 29.  Alteration It was hard enough findin...

Prom Prep: Stylish hairstyle ideas and salon advice

Prom Prep: Stylish hairstyle ideas and salon advice

Sydney Seda, Holly Swasko, Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief, and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Top Stories

In the midst of prom preparation, you might be in need of some hairstyle inspiration. Whether you plan to opt for an at-home style or get it done professionally, there are many easy options you can try out as well as helpful salons to seek out in the area to achieve your dream hairstyle for the big nig...

Top fashion websites to inspire your wardrobe

Top fashion websites to inspire your wardrobe

Sydney Seda, Holly Swasko, Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief, and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief
March 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Top Stories

For those times when you don’t know what to wear, a new source of style inspiration could always come in handy. Here are some of the top fashion websites to visit to help you out of your wardrobe rut. Pinterest If you want a spot to keep all of your favorite styles in one place while continuing to dis...

Spring break beauty and fashion packing essentials

Spring break beauty and fashion packing essentials

Holly Swasko, Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
March 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Top Stories

With spring break approaching, many students are planning on traveling to warmer destinations and with that, comes the chore of packing. If you’re in need of some ideas, here are some vacation essentials that you won’t want to leave behind. The first step to ensuring a successfully packed bag...

Salon search: Local spots for spray tanning services

Salon search: Local spots for spray tanning services

Holly Swasko, Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Top Stories

With prom and spring break coming up, students are beginning to seek out the best places for hair, nail, and spa services. However, another service that has become of great interest to students is spray tanning prior to events. If you’re looking for some local options, there are several spots to consider...

What’s trending in womenswear for spring 2017

What’s trending in womenswear for spring 2017

Holly Swasko, Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
February 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion

The recent February warm spell had many of us thinking ahead about the fashion for the upcoming season. For future outfit inspiration, here are some of the top trends in womenswear that we can expect to see in Spring 2017. Delicate florals In recent years, bold and loud floral prints were commonly se...

Spring 2017 fashion trends for men

Spring 2017 fashion trends for men

Holly Swasko, Sydney Seda, Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Mens' Fashion

In the midst of New York fashion week, which took place Feb. 9 until Feb. 16, many designers and brands are beginning to release their spring collections in time for the the turn of the season. This week, we are shifting our focus to menswear and will be showing you a few of the most on-trend pieces...

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