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Love It or Haute It: Capes

Capes have been called one of the new trends for this fall. They have graced runways for Céline, Burberry and Oscar de la Renta and are expected to make the jump from fashion shows to street wear in a huge way this year. The cape supposedly serves the purpose of keeping you warm while also having […]

Love It or Haute It: Flannels

Fall has been slow to arrive this year, but temperatures have finally started to dip. Symbols of fall are popping up all around us: Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks (and pumpkin spice coffee at Dewick!), pictures of apple-picking on my Instagram feed and crunchy leaf piles all around. Today, we discuss the classic flannel that […]

Love It or Haute It: Stripes

If you have ever met Beans in person, there is a 30% chance she is wearing Tufts Women’s lacrosse gear, a 10% chance she is wearing Patriots apparel and a 20% chance she is wearing one of her five identical J. Crew t-shirts. The most common occurrence, at 40%, is that she is wearing stripes. […]

Emmys 2019 boasts bold looks from TV’s stars

The 2019 Emmys saw the purple carpet filled with a wide array of looks. While some stars showed up in amazing ensembles, others wore looks that just did not work. The first look that missed the mark for me was Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Oscar de la Renta. This was surprising since I typically adore anything […]

Love It or Haute It: Canadian Tuxedos

Nothing says fall is upon us like denim jackets. But today, we are not just going to tackle the jacket; we are here to discuss denim on denim. You guessed it: the Canadian Tuxedo. Though Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s relationship was short lived, the legacy that they built for this fashion statement lives on. […]

Love It or Haute It: UGGs

Surprising as it may be, UGGs have been popping up already around campus. While the Boston weather is unpredictable, one aspect of chilly weather we can all trust in is that people will be wearing UGGs. No one can separate the UGG brand from its iconic suede and sheepskin boots. Even as styles have changed, […]

Christian Siriano dazzles at New York Fashion Week

Christian Siriano’s spring 2020 fashion show featured a stunning blend of colors, patterns and textiles that all mixed together to create a parade of pieces that each had a their unique sense of playfulness. The show was inspired by Ashley Longshore, an artist based in New Orleans, who is known for her bright paintings that […]

MFA’s ‘Gender Bending Fashion’ presents history of gender re-imagined through clothes

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)’s current exhibition, “Gender Bending Fashion,” showcases various forms of fashion and specific designers that have challenged the rigid division of male and female dress. Clothing has long served as a way to communicate nonverbally about one’s identity, and how someone dresses plays a key role in how they […]

Love it or haute it: Long jorts

As spring rolls around and we head into summer, everyone’s jorts are coming out. Today, we are discussing the specific category of long jorts. From Gigi Hadid to Cara Delevingne, celebrities have been wearing these to music festivals and on the streets alike. While these celebrities have done a great job rocking this outfit, some […]

Love it or Haute it: Biker shorts

From the Fashion Nova website to social media influencers’ Instagram photos, biker shorts are blowing up. In this week’s installment, Coco and Beans will decide: Is it Haute or Not? Coco: You may be asking yourself, “Why wear your athletic undergarments as a fashion statement?” Maybe because we all saw Kim Kardashian in Japan rocking […]