Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A Men’s Guide to Hats

By Jake Reed

February 21, 2013

Hats are a winter essential for men. Whether you are a guy with a shaved head or a long head of hair, a hat can keep your noggin warm and protected from the cold temperatures and heavy winds of an Amherst winter. Hats come in all sort...

Mix some mint into your wardrobe

By Nia Decaille

February 21, 2013

Whether you thought Katy Perry sizzled or floundered in the fitted mint green number she wore to the Grammys earlier this month, her dress is just one example of the onslaught of pastel quickly becoming the latest trend for the spring. Mint green, the most popular shade of pa...

5 Winter Essentials for Guys

By Ryan Ford

February 7, 2013

If you haven’t noticed already, Old Man Winter isn’t done- throwing high velocity winds at Du Bois and kicking up slush around Mahar. As stylish men know, there are ways to fight back and still look quite dapper while doi...

Fashion Trends for 2013

By Steph Cann

February 7, 2013

Although the warm weather of spring may feel like a faint fantasy, fashion trends for spring 2013 are already here and waiting. There are plenty of new styles to pick and choose from for this up-and-coming season, as well as a nu...

How to switch up your wardrobe for the new year

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

January 24, 2013

Everyone wants to start off the new year looking good, and end the new year looking better. They want to hit the perfect weight, where they look skinny, but not deathly ill. However, reaching the perfect weight is hard, and sweets are ...

Where to buy a holiday sweater on a budget

By Jenny Rae

November 30, 2012

Whether you wear it for one day out of the year or for all 365, a festive sweater is for life, not just for Christmas. With the removal of all turkey or pumpkin-themed attire post-Thanksgiving, what better way to spice up your wardr...

Chang’s fashions turn heads

By Conor Murphy

November 28, 2012

It is hard not to notice Jeffrey Chang as he makes his way to class in his usual skinny jeans, fur and beloved 6-inch studded Jeffrey Campbell platform boots, adding a jolt of high fashion to the University of Massachusetts campus. It w...

Ten essentials for an alternative style

By Emily Brightman

November 20, 2012

In a world where individualism prevails, the last thing you want to do is conform stylistically. Getting an edge in life begins with making a statement with what you wear. If you never considered yourself a trendsetter, here are a few suggestions to break away from the mainstream fas...

Best dressed television character

By Jennifer Schreer

November 8, 2012

We all have those go-to television shows that we just can’t get enough of. Sometimes it’s for the storyline, the insanely good-looking cast or just as a guilty pleasure. But what about the fashion? Some characters just stick out among the rest as...

Hair and make-up essentials for the college girl

By Ashley Berger

November 5, 2012

As a senior, I don’t always have that much time to ensure that I will look totally presentable for any given day’s events. When I wake up and get ready in the morning, I need to make sure that my make-up and hair will st...

Sock It to ‘Em

By Ryan Ford

October 30, 2012

Dressing well is all about the details – the way a scarf is knotted, the crispness of a sliver of white pocket square and the striped contrast of a sock against a selvedge jean. Attention to detail is what sets men apart ...

Five factors in deciding whether to dress funny or scary this year

By Jeff Mitchell

October 26, 2012

The timeless question: the banana or the zombie? Every year, students head out to parties across the area donning everything from pirate costumes, to alien costumes, to parodies. In recent years, clever costumes have featured...