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Old is New Again/Do They Allow Cut-Out Oxfords in Private Schools?
You may have resented them when you were a kid and going to school or church or some formal event in which an adult dictated most if not all of your outfit, but oxfords are chic has hell. And they’re getting even chicer. (I’m making a conscious effort to not use that word anymore. Let’s […]
Welcome Back, White (Even Though You Never Left)
Memorial weekend is almost upon us, which means the unofficial inauguration of summer and the celebration of all things related–hot dogs, American flags, day-drinking, and white clothing. The past year has been a year for rule-breaking, sartorially speaking, so if you’ve been wearing white all through the winter, don’t fret; Memorial weekend is simply another […]
What the F@#% is Normcore?
When I was a freshman in college at this uppity liberal arts school in Manhattan, two kids in my dorm dressed as NYC tourists for Halloween. They wore jorts and mom jeans with $2 I Heart NY tees, mock turtlenecks, and baseball caps. Added to the mix were the obligatory athletic shoes, probably New Balance […]
Giving the Slip (Dress)
Is it a dress, or is it lingerie? Do I care? The slip dress is something I could so easily make fun of (and sometimes do). But I won’t. Because what could possibly be more comfortable than wearing a loose whisper of silk, satin, or some other delicate material when it’s time to go out […]
That Mid-Twenties Wardrobe Overhaul
A lot of things happen when you hit your mid-twenties. You start staying in more nights of the week than you go out (and your definition of “going out” changes); three beers will give you a headache the next day; you start to recognize the value/necessity of exercise–and budgeting; and you find yourself uttering the […]
It’s a Plaid, Plaid, Plaid World
(I bet I’m totally the first person to use that wordplay, right?) Tartan plaid is doing its best to edge out Spring’s windowpane trend for Fall, but I think the two can share the season. Plaid is something I saw enough of as a kid (I had a kilt!), and now I’m falling in love with […]
Birthday Month means rationalizing everything I buy.
In grad school, I started this not-uncommon annual tradition of rationalizing a purchase by classifying it as a birthday present to myself. Tons of people do this. But I tried to rationalize it even more (I shop a lot, guys), by focusing on an item I knew I’d have for a long time. Four birthdays […]
Put That on a Sweater and Wear It: Graphic Sweatshirts
The graphic crew neck sweatshirt trend is still going strong from last year, and I’m totally on board, but it makes me wish I had the motivation/creativity to buy cotton crew necks and put clever words and phrases on them. I like how, depending on the graphic, there’s potential to turn a casual sweatshirt into […]