Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Top five most overplayed halloween costumes

By Ashley Beam

October 26, 2012

Every year, there are a fair amount of Halloween costumes that are consistently repeated. Not only is this tacky, but it also suggests that students are unenthusiastic and unoriginal when choosing costumes. Halloween is the...

Essentials for fall fashion

By Ashley Beam

October 22, 2012

Ten essentials to achieving my general style and wardrobe on a day-to-day basis consist of staple accessories and layers from any season of the year.  Whether the weather is warm or freezing cold, I find a way to incorporate any ve...

How to Stand Out on Campus

By Ashley Beam

October 17, 2012

Standing out on a campus as large as the University of Massachusetts can seem impossible. With tens of thousands of students tightly packed into a campus that can’t even house them all, it’s easy for a student’s style to...

Fashion essentials for the simple man

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

October 15, 2012

For me, simple has always been the highlight of my sense of fashion. Less is always more, never sometimes, and simplicity can be just as stylish as pulling all of the tricks out of the bag. Still, you’re going to need to be...

UMass Fashionistas: Bringing big city chic to college with Delia Barth

By Lil James-Crook

October 11, 2012

Among the swarm of support for University of Massachusetts spirit attire, and comfy, casual college wear, Delia Barth made her way through the Southwest Resident Area of campus with her effortless chic style. Barth stood out from the crowd as she paired a bright coral blazer fro...

Ten essential accessories

By Dane Feldman

October 11, 2012

The items I’ve chosen for myself aren’t particularly obscure, but they are particular. My 10 essentials: J. Crew leather phone case I love this case because it’s both subtle and mature. I know I would probably b...

Seasonal fashion essentials for men: update your wardrobe for fall

By Ryan Ford

September 28, 2012

Although the fickle temperature changes of New England may signify otherwise, cold weather will soon be upon us. As the frost begins to appear on your Sperry’s, it’s time to plan your wardrobe wisely and fashionably for the...

Simple staples to sport year-round

By Nia Decaille

September 20, 2012

Fashion has a tendancy to change with each passing year. But some things, we’ll call them staples, can turn an otherwise bland outfit into one that is très chic. After long hours and busy days that leave little time for...

Sunglasses to don despite summer’s end

By Ryan Ford

September 19, 2012

Rarely do I wear them inside (if I did, it would be on stage tearing it up to “Don’t Stop Believin’”), but in most other cases my black Ray-Ban Wayfarers are shielding my eyes from the sun. Get at me glare! I must confess...

Signature styles from past decades resurface after New York Fashion Week

By Nia Decaille

September 16, 2012

This fall season’s New York Fashion Week encapsulated glamour and grit in texture, color and silhouette. Whether it was Louis Vuitton’s retro leather pump or Givenchy’s take on sleek, sexy leather, this season challeng...

Sisters on the Runway returns with new fundraising ideas

By Vincenza Parella

September 14, 2012

The philanthropic club, Sisters on the Runway (SotR), has returned this semester for its third year of giving back to the community. After having won the “Sammy” for “Outstanding New RSO of the Year” in 2010, the g...

How to wear white after Labor Day with confidence

By Alexa Wilansky

September 14, 2012

What was once a fashion no-no has been approved by the fashion Gods. Wearing white on labor day? Totally fine. In the 1800’s, white was considered a taboo when summer ended, because white being a “light” color was used to stay cool during the hot summer months. It held true ev...