Spirit Week has always been my favorite time of year, and this year was no exception! Despite the countless new restrictions and the cancellation of pajama day, SLSers came out in full force to show their spirit.
First came Hawaiian day, and the hilltop was transformed into a tropical paradise for a day of beach fun. Juniors Natalie Bachman and Lily Williams warmed up the B Kind Plaza with their fun shirts (Natalie’s from Primark, Lily’s is thrifted) and leis.
Fellow junior Caitlyn Hughes looked adorable in her dad’s floral shirt and a fun bun. Bailey Vehslage, ’16, paired his vintage broken watch (he’s running on island time) with a colorful, open Hawaiian shirt.
Many were dismayed to hear that the beloved tradition of pajama day would be replaced by Breast Cancer Awareness, but I for one was pleased with what I saw. Claire Sachs, ’18, didn’t let the no-pajamas rule hold her back, and combines the two days with her fierce pink onesie.
Meanwhile, in the midst of the grueling PSAT, junior Mark Forese was a beacon of light with his vibrant pink ensemble. Mark clearly knows to never underestimate the power of accessories. While most would call it a day with a pink t-shirt, he paired it with a Marchesa SS’16 magenta cropped jacket and a custom Chanel feather throw.
Juniors and seniors alike went all out for decades day, for which they were assigned the ’80s and ’90s, respectively, and made it an easy choice for my favorite spirit day of the year. Marking her second second appearance in this week’s Storm Style, junior Natalie Bachman channeled her inner Heather Chandler, of the ’80s classic Heathers, with her sharp red blazer, matching knee socks, and a croquet mallet.
The seniors were the clear winners of the day, however, with Rebecca Leonard, Allie Works, and Grace O’Halloran all taking a page out of Cher Horowtiz’s diary with their chic attire. ’90s fashion truly made a comeback in 2015, so the seniors had fun pulling elements from both theirown and their parents’ wardrobes for the day. Denim was a recurring theme, with Leonard matching her overall-dress with some green satin flats, an oversized windbreaker, and a gray mock-turtleneck. Works worked it in her jeanjacket, combining the look with knee socks, a plaid miniskirt, and a Brandy Melville choker. Some very “now” flare jeans, a lace-up crop top, and a fur vest were all that O’Halloran needed to take us back in time.