Students have quickly moved back into life here at Millbrook, and color has moved in too. Everywhere you turn a pop of color can be seen. Any shade of any color can be spotted strolling across campus. Sweet shades of pink, eye-catching greens, bright blues, deep reds and oranges, and soft purples have all made appearances. Sometimes this color comes to us in large doses of pants, dresses, and skirts, or sometimes just a minimal amount to add a surprise factor like belts, or shoes (take note of Mansell’s bright t-straps). On campus the shots of color are often paired with a crisp white and calming neutrals (check out Winston’s boots, or Paige’s loafers). Regardless of what form this color comes in, it is greeted with well-needed spirit.
The web definition of western business attire is “a dress code, typified by a suit and necktie, for men. On the scale of formality, informal attire is more formal than casual but less formal than semi-formal.”
That’s a pretty vague description if you ask me. So I will tell you what you would normally see at a typical high school Model U.N. Conference. Most of the male delegates seem to be dressed in ill-fitted blazers, their father’s ties, and a pair of black pants. However, here at Millbrook, boys have style. No doubt when these guys walked into committee they looked as sharp as their wits and ready to dominate. Our boys know how to put an outfit together from the type of tie, the color shoes, and the perfect jacket.
It’s not an easy task, but these men go above and beyond to make Western Business Attire GQ worthy.
The Men of Millbrook will be included in this blog as well. I have spent the whole weekend at Model U.N. with some pretty fashionable guys. Don’t worry they will be featured in the next couple of days.
Today I was really feeling the blue. I also decided to give a shot at mixing patterns. I find the best way to do patterns is pair a busy, small pattern with a bigger pattern. Then I choose to ground the tie-dye top and paisley skirt with some carmel leather accessories
Today is kind of a gross rainy day, so I’m taking this opportunity to post about Cabaret. Cabaret is the last night of Intersession where live music is played and everyone takes the chance to get a little dressed up. Most people sport dark jeans, brown boots, and some colorful silk blouse, but there were a couple girls who really stood out. Paige Landesberg and Lena Hardy both stopped traffic with a shredded black sweater and tawny sequined shirt. The girls kept the look going down to their toes in sky-high heels, Lena opted for a pair of simple black pumps, while Paige was a little more daring Jeffery Campbell splatter painted Litas. Overall these girls brought a renewed formality but a new rocker edge to Cabaret.
and as you can tell spring is hitting Millbrook. That means only good things in the fashion world to me. More colors, lighter fabrics, and just more fun. No more drab winter coats and sad looking boots. It’s time to spice things up again.
However, yesterday (when I took this photo) was pretty cold, so the fun might have to be put on hold for the next week….
My name is Greta, and I am a 17 year old girl attending Millbrook School. Over the years my love for fashion has grown beyond reading magazines and shopping and into a full frontal obsession. Part of what added to my obsession were some fashion blogs I started following, so as I enter my Senior spring here at Millbrook, and I prepare myself for a fashion design major, I thought, Why not give my own blog a shot? I’ve always loved reading them, and my sisters both urged me to document my daily outfits. So here we go. Class Act will be a place, not only to document my own style, but those who dress with a creative edge, and the style trends that seem to spread like wildfire here at the Brook.