This weeks Outfit of the Week goes to senior Grace Duggan, a trendy, put-together LFHS student. Grace continues to amplify her style by dressing in outfits she feels are what carter to her lifestyle. Grace’s style is girly yet chic, with elements like the shoes she wears or small details elsewhere accentuated. This week, Grace wore a pair of denim jeans spotted with daisies from Madewell, a cropped white sweater from Free People, and topped off the outfit with a pair of yellow pointed toe slides from Nordstrom. Keep being stylish Grace!
We all know the iconic Fashion Merchandising classes available to students at Lake Forest High School. The numerous blogs, projects, and of course the perennial fashion show. With fashion as a popular class first semester, many students forget that the class is also offered second semester with some awesome perks and projects. Ms. Cole’s 8th period Fashion Merchandising class contains eight bright, fashion-forward students who really have an eye for this year’s upcoming trends. The class has created a lookbook to predict fashion trends expected to hit the runway and the hallways. These were the following questions and responses from the 8th period Fashion Merchandising class.
What gave you all inspiration for the lookbook?
Ally Page, a sophomore student, mentioned that the girls took their inspiration for the lookbook from this year’s most recent New York Fashion Week (NYFW). The lookbook contains categories that consist of outfit ideas featuring floral tones, bright colors, recurring patterns, and a minimalistic look.
Did you all come up with the “trends” or did you look them up online?
The girls stated that they took a lot of their trends for the lookbook from online, specifically Vogue and Pantone. They used Pantone to come up with the colors they used in the book and Vogue to come up with a couple runway style looks. Also included are the girls’ forecasted outfits for major retail companies like Zara, Nordstrom, and other companies for the fall season.
If you all could wear any celebrity’s style, whose would you wear and what is their style like?
Most of the girls came to a unanimous decision that if they had to wear a celebrity style, it would be a mix of Alexis Ren, Selena Gomez, Zendaya, and Kourtney Kardashian. They summarized what an outfit from these stars’ closets would look like. The styles included slits, athleisure outfits, and menswear for women–otherwise known as the “clueless look.”
What are you all currently working on?
Currently, they are working on their personal mood boards. By using Pinterest to find style inspiration, the girls are picking a common style between themselves and another person. The mood boards don’t just highlight clothing, but each girl’s lifestyle. After they finish their mood boards, the class will be working on a display piece for the commons during lunch periods. “Window models” will be hired to model two outfits for the LFHS community to view. Backdrops will be created to transport the model to any place the designer chooses.
What is your favorite part of fashion class?
The girls highlighted the hard work and effort that their teacher, Ms. Cole, puts into the class. “She uses herself as an example to help us understand different things we are learning about,” mentioned one student. Based on mood boards and social media accounts that the class is creating, Ms. Cole has guided the girls in the sense that “lifestyle can be different from style.” Students in the class state that Ms. Cole, “understands what is attainable by everyone.” They enjoy seeing other people’s styles are and are taking advice from each other in the class.
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This week In Style has named our fashion mogul of the week Senior Andrew Walther. If you’ve ever seen Andrew in the hallways, he is always fresh looking and on trend. As one of the bubbliest, sweetest people at LFHS, Andrew keeps his style light and airy with his wardrobe from places like Nordstrom’s, Urban Outfitters and much more.
This week he wore a pair of navy Zara khakis with Ugg chukka boots he purchased at Nordstrom along with a dressy jacket from Zara lined with buttons. To bring a pop of color to the look, Andrew topped off the outfit with a white short sleeve button down, dotted with small various colored sailboats. Finally, he accessorized with a leather Fitbit band to bring the look together. Keep being stylish, Andrew!
This week In Style is featuring junior Kylie Prieto. A member of the varsity poms team and an avid fashion lover, Kylie is sassy on and off the dance floor.
This week she dressed up a casual outfit that consisted of a white t-shirt from Madewell, dark blue, washed jeans from Nordstrom, and white platform supergas. To dress up the outfit she threw on an olive-colored biker jacket from Missguided. Keep being stylish, Kylie!
This week’s Outfit Of The Week goes to junior Peter Lynch, a stylish, athletic, and well-put together student who prides himself on designer products and a look that is most definitely defined as “athleisure.”
On a daily basis, Peter dresses himself with comfort and style as he keeps his looks trendy and fresh. Peter styled a pair of black Lululemon joggers with a gray Adidas hoodie to embody a comfy, street style look. He topped off the outfit with a white Hilton Head baseball cap and a pair of Commes des Garcons PLAY X Converse sneakers. Any Lake Forest guy could take a lesson from Peter in mastering the look of our renowned saying, “comfy but cute.” Keep a lookout in the hallways for this trendsetter. Stay stylish LFHS.
This week’s Outfit of the Week goes to Tatum Litzinger, a trendy junior who always has something new to wear that’s up and coming. She styled a button down flannel dress from Aritzia with satin-laced Puma sneakers, topping off the outfit with a baby pink cashmere beanie from Nordstrom. Tatum is a member of the varsity poms squad and expresses her love for dance in her outfits. Stay stylish, Tatum!
Cold temperatures have finally hit the shores of Lake Forest this week, allowing people to break out the winter coats, thick leathers jackets, and boots. This week In Style is featuring Senior Maeve Summerville, a player on the varsity girls basketball team. Her style continues to embody her personality on and off the court.
This week she paired a pair of classic blue denim ripped jeans with a basic gray tee and a leather jacket. She finished off the look with a pair of white Stan Smiths for a clean and simple look. I think we all can take a little advice from Maeve’s style, as it is upbeat and trendy.
With the short week for Thanksgiving break, people are breaking out the fall and winter apparel. Freshman Emma Bancila broke out a classic and simple outfit this week to keep it casual but trendy. Her cropped Kendall and Kylie top is paired with a pair of Topshop jeans and topped off with her glasses and a pair of Adidas Sam Smith’s. Keep it stylish, LFHS.
This week’s Outfit Of the Week goes to a faculty member, Dean Mrs. Laura Clegg. With the cold weather in full swing, students and faculty have broken out the sweaters, boots and fur-lined jackets.
This week Mrs. Clegg wore a clothing line she sells from head to toe. The company, Cabi, is a clothing source that sells to women in their home at “pop up” parties. Designed by a woman who used to sell a line to Nordstroms, the clothing line is well-made, durable and trendy. Mrs. Clegg is wearing their emerald colored jeans with a striped blouse and a gray cardigan. She finished the look with a pair of sleek leather boots that she purchased at Nordstroms. Stay tuned for next week.
Year after year, the Lake Forest Varsity Field Hockey team surprises us with their talent and outstanding teamwork in the IHSFHA state tournament. Before state, a tradition emerges from the team that almost every LFHS student knows all too well. The corn rows have been braided and the Scouts are ready for action. As they hope for a big win on Thursday night against Glenbard West, the girls have been dressed head-to-toe in spunky outfits as a way to pump up the team and get them motivated to play in this Saturday’s championship game at Glenbrook South High School.
Junior Logan Hanekamp mentions that the tradition has been “17 years in the making” and freshman Elsa Goldsberry says that it is “a good way to stand out and show our team spirit.” Indeed, if you travel down the LFHS Athletic Wall of Fame, you can see countless field hockey standouts from the early 2000s and 1990s wearing the ‘do that has become the norm for VarFi girls in October.
When asked to speak about the team’s tradition, almost everyone had something unique and personal to say about the ritual. Senior Sophie Metzger, one of the captains, highlights the reality of wearing the corn rows for a week, but, at the same time, she loves representing the team in a unique way. She quotes “There’s nothing like it. It’s a love hate relationship, I love how the corn rows look, but they are really itchy by the time Saturday rolls around.” Junior Allison Quackenbush talks about the tradition on a more serious note. She says “Since my freshman year I have always looked up to the varsity players who wore the corn rows during playoffs. Now I am in their shoes and I feel amazing about myself and what I have accomplished as a member of the team.” Senior Ava Caputo describes the team as a family: “we are always there to support each other and push one another that extra mile; it truly is a special team bond that we have.”
With the deciding semifinal game tomorrow at Glenbrook South at 5 pm, the girls are working hard to make it to Saturday’s championship by keeping the team motivated and inspired to play their best. Best of Luck to the Varsity Girls throughout playoffs. Go Scouts!
This week our Outfit Of The Week goes to junior Michael Burdiak, a stylish junior who is always strutting the hallways in something extraordinary. This week Michael brought his street style to LFHS as he styled a pair of black ripped Nudie Jeans from Barney’s with an upcycled tshirt. He threw on a camoflauge trench coat from Urban Outfitters and topped off the look with a pair of signature nude high tops from Vans. You can find his unique and prodigious style all over his Instagram, @sunshinesaint. Look out for what Michael wears next, LFHS, because his style is something we can all take a little inspiration from.
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We all know them. Those songs that making driving around and completing errands just that much more enjoyable. Join us we get down on some Taylor Swift, Cheat Codes, Louis the Child, and The Chainsmokers as we compile two hours worth of songs to listen to in the car.
The fall the weather has been up and down as of late. Are you struggling for the perfect nail color? Here are six fall colors that are hot and trendy so that you can kill the nail game. Wearing these colors can spice up and outfit and make your outfit stand out. Give it a try, LFHS!
Sheer Hunter Green, Dark-Blue Green, Aubergine
Brick Red, Diffused Navy, Smoky Natural
This weeks Outfit Of The Week goes to senior Cosette Bevis. Cosette has a unique style and she constantly throws together outfits that turn heads. This week, she styled a pair of classic black leggings from Lululemon to stay comfortable while at the same time dressing herself for success by incorporating some of our 10 staples for a fall-inspired outfit. For her top she wore a white tunic tank from Target and a distressed jean jacket from Akira.
To complete her outfit she threw on a pair of black leather combat boots with zippers from Michael Kors. Finally, she accessorized with a single diamond pendant from Juicy Couture. Stay stylish, Cosette!
When most of us think about fashion, what usually pops into our head is a trend, a bandwagon fad, or something we have to adopt on a seemingly weekly basis to keep up with new social normalities. But for the select few, they follow their own guidelines. And it’s obvious.
When strutting through the hallways of LFHS, certain people catch our eye. We observe the way they hold themselves, their hand gestures, and obviously, the way they wear their personality in their uniquely selected style. Anafran Curry, a 17-year-old senior at Lake Forest, is the definition of someone who stands out. Growing up in the city, she shaped her wardrobe around herself and not what others thought of her and, quite frankly, we can all learn a valuable lesson about self-confidence and loving yourself from this confident young woman.
Where do you get most of your inspiration for your fashion?
“Growing up, my mom and my sister were the two strongest women in my life. I remember just watching my sister wear whatever she wanted. She didn’t care one bit what people thought of her. I don’t necessarily take outfit inspiration from my sister and my mom, but I use their confidence as a motivation to create unique and exuberant outfits. My mom always says ‘there is nothing better than a girl in a dress,’ and that just goes to show you that confidence is something every woman should have in everything they put on their bodies.”
What are your favorite colors to wear?
“When I pick out an outfit, I am usually drawn towards the bright colors and funky patterns. I love wearing my favorite white, purple, and black camouflage cargo pants with a neon top. It pulls in aspects that a lot of people don’t consider and it creates depth. Also, why not wear it? I think the reason I wear such bright colors is because it makes me happy. Of course, I have black and white in my closet, but something about a neon yellow Calvin Klein t-shirt is what really makes me feel confident. Throwing on my pair of white Nike Air Max Jordans is a staple in my wardrobe. I wear them with most of my outfits, besides Doc Martens.”
What is your dream job?
“I love fashion and the fact that it can really identify a person as a whole, but I also enjoy psychology and the reason behind things, which is why I want to be a neuroscientist. If I could have a job that somehow involved both, that would be great! But I don’t know if something like that exists. When I look at fashion around me I tend to think about the logic behind someone’s outfit, which is something I find really interesting.”
Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration?
“I’m a huge fan of Rihanna and the confidence she has in her wardrobe. It’s not necessarily the clothes that she wears, but again, the confidence she has in wearing them. She walks like she owns the planet and I really admire that. But if I had to pick a more realistic fashion style for myself, it would be Hailey Baldwin. Every time she puts together an outfit, I just wait for the next one. I love the depth she creates in her wardrobe.”
Where do you shop for most of your clothes?
“For me, clothes aren’t about money, or about having the latest thing. I actually do most of my shopping at thrift stores and I definitely upcycle my clothes a lot. I think about 60% of my closet is resale. Some of my favorite pieces I own, I bought for fifty cents, which is crazy because I wear them all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I love high end things too, because who doesn’t, but a lot of my clothes are from smaller boutiques and thrift stores where I know a lot of people won’t have the same stuff. However, I do take a lot of inspiration from Gucci and Moschino because the depth in clothes is something that I think says a lot about their brand. Any piece of clothing can be styled any way. You don’t need money to look put together or ‘fashionable.’”
If you could give any advice to the students of LFHS about fashion, what would you say?
My first day of 8th grade I walked into school wearing electric blue Doc Martens and bright red lipstick. I think I got more weird looks that day than I had ever in my life. But my mother and my sister told me not to care, because that was what I liked to wear and it was what I felt confident in. My advice would be to just be yourself. I know that sounds really cliche, but fashion is a way to emulate yourself without needed to speak and you should always strive to wear new things that represent you as an individual. For me, I like to create a memory with my outfits; I want to make an impression that really shows who I am and what I am about.”
This week In Style is featuring freshman Avery Robb for Outfit Of The Week (OOTW).
With the warm weather lingering, many students have been confused on what to wear. This week Avery wore a pair of denim shorts from Francesca’s with floral detailed pockets and paired it with a basic grey tee from American Eagle. To complete the look she threw on a pair of white Soludos and accessorized with a silver necklace and a red Lokai bracelet. Look out for Avery in the hallway as she is definitely someone to keep your eye out for in regards to fashion.
With changing trends many may find it difficult to maintain and update their wardrobes with ease. After all, who wants to buy the hottest pair of jeans every time a new pair comes out? This week we have decided to establish ten items that every Lake Forest girl should have in their closet.
With these versatile options multiple outfits can be created with the items you already own as well a new ones.
Ripped skinny jeans in blue and black are a staple in anyone’s wardrobe and are a smart purchase if you find the perfect pair. Having a basic white tee is essential in the fact that any outfit can be put together even with a white t-shirt that has a different style. A pair of white leather sneakers can complete any outfit adding a comfortable yet trendy touch. Sweaters and t-shirt dresses are a must have for the fall. Plus, adding a jean or leather jacket to these items can dress up or dress down any outfit, whether it’s going downtown or to school, these two items can be endlessly paired. Leather slide ons and booties are also a must have for the fall. With the dwindling warm weather, booties or slides can be paired with pants, shorts or skirts to dress up or dress down any outfit. Lastly, a crew neck sweatshirt and a graphic tee can add a trendy vibe to any street style look. With these ten essential items, endless outfits can be created for any day of the week. Let’s keep the trends going, LFHS.
Mid-rise frayed hem jeans – Zara $39.90
We The Free Surfs Up Tee – Free People $58.00
See You on The Court Ribbon Sneaker – Nasty Gal $50.00
Tie Sleeve Sweater – ASTR the Label $59.00
Cosmo dress – Joah Brown $62.00
Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket – Levi’s $64.50
Gigi Slip-On Loafer – Free People $128
Amour Repeat Crew-Neck Sweatshirt – Urban Outfitters $49.00
Just Block Heel Bootie – $99.95
Truly Madly Deeply Sheer Star Tee – Urban Outfitters $39.00
Another week and another outfit! This week we are featuring junior Briggi Knox. With a unique sense of style and an eye for fashion, Briggi incorporates the latest trends into her everyday looks.
This week Briggi mixed it up with a pair of black joggers from H&M. Instead of throwing on a basic tee, Briggi’s outfit included a black cowl neck sweater from Aritzia, a popular clothing store, and a pair of fashionable white Puma sneakers to add a pop of color. She accessorized lightly with hoop earrings handed down from her mom and a rose gold bangle from Michael Kors to complete the look.
Keeping up with the trends can be difficult, but with student fashion inspiration like Briggi, updating your wardrobe and your style can be a simple task. Stay stylish, LFHS!
The In Style will feature a fashion tip each week for the students of LFHS to add to their wardrobe. This week’s fashion tip is how to dress comfy while still looking “cute.”
This past week junior Ashley Alghini styled a fuzzy zip up from Collection B with Lululemon leggings and slip ons from sam Edelman.
Freshman Lily Kate Carr styled her camofaluge sweatpants and white long sleeve from Abercrombie with Stan Smiths and a silver Tiffany’s necklace.
Finally, junior Sammy O’Connell styled a jumpsuit from Sundry–found at E Street Denim in Highland Park–with a Calvin Klein bra and white Tretorn shoes.
Keeping up with the trends doesn’t always mean you have to be uncomfortable. With these simple hacks any LFHS student can put together a casual and chic look for any day of the week.