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Harry Styles ‘dressed’ to impress on the cover of Vogue

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Dressed is in quotations because, yes, he wore a dress. 
November 30, 2020
Our age-old societal norm that every person must strictly subscribe to one or the other is unnecessarily destructive and restrictive. There’s a great deal more to worry about in this world than men who might enjoy a dress. 

Meet the NYU student running a small business from her dorm room

Pictured: Samet with 2 of her hand painted bags. Photo from @cutelilbaggies on Instagram
Creating your own version of reality that you can wear
November 18, 2020
Since opening the shop on July 26, Samet has sold around one hundred bags and expanded her business, which originated on Instagram, on several different online shopping websites, including Depop and Etsy, and she isn’t slowing down.

What does fashion look like in the age of Zoom classes? 

What does fashion look like in the age of Zoom classes? 
How our style has changed in an era of online lectures and social isolation
November 10, 2020
As many college students started their fall semester from the desk of their childhood room, attending seminars and lectures through a pixelated screen, daily uniforms have fluctuated. Some choose to dress up, others are fully embracing the athleisure wear lifestyle. Colder weather and early nights beckon all of us to embrace cozier clothing.

Fall Fashion–but make it thrifted

Fall Fashion–but make it thrifted
Look for these 3 staples to spice up your wardrobe this fall
October 13, 2020
With “vintage” being on-trend, the lure of affordable prices, and the thrill of finding a cool piece, thrifting has become a fun (and practical) way to find unique items to add to your wardrobe.

Mass Vintage: the new store with secondhand finds

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Run by 2 UMass Amherst Alumni, Mass Vintage is the stop for unique thrifted pieces.
February 20, 2020
Five months after its grand opening in September, Mass Vintage is running smoothly and garnering more support in downtown Amherst.

Ask UMass — End of the decade fashion

Ask UMass — End of the decade fashion
UMass students share their thoughts on fashion trends from the last decade.
November 10, 2019
With 2020 quickly approaching, the Amherst Wire video team will be asking students about key trends from the last ten years in our "End of the decade" series. In this episode, Meghan Carney and Nicole Biagioni ask students about the best and worst fashion choices since 2010.

How to stay stylish and warm this season

Christian Linweaver's and Abby Mclean's fall outfits.
November 1, 2019
Five fall or winter fashion trends and where to find these styles on a budget.

Four sweaters to try out for the colder seasons

Four sweaters to try out for the colder seasons
Four different sweaters you definitely need for the fall and winter.
October 23, 2019
How to look fashionable while remaining comfortable.

YouTube star Shane Dawson documents life in the spotlight with “The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star”

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Shane Dawson goes number one trending on YouTube four hours after the release of his new Jeffree Star series trailer.
October 8, 2019
Dawson displays all the ups and downs of being an outsider on the inside of the chaos of the beauty world. From a news story about the dynamic duo not being on the best of terms, to discussing Star’s ex-friends, fans learn more about his perspective.

Shopping at Goodwill can save more than your wallet

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Stores like forever21 make great outfits for parties, but at what cost?”
September 19, 2019
The effects of fast fashion on the environment are more serious than many realize; however, alternatives to retail shopping are available right down the street.

10 Cruelty-Free Dupes for Your Favorite High End Makeup Products

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September 16, 2019
Animal cruelty is a common practice in the makeup industry, here are some brands that are an exception and at a reasonable price.

How to transform your winter outfits to spring outfits

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Changing seasons does not mean completely changing your wardrobe
April 30, 2019
Not sure what to wear in this changing weather? Here are some tips on how to transform your fall wardrobe into a spring one.
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