School Life - Prom

Camouflage: Style sure to fit anyone

Commentary by Christian Hornaday
Times-News correspondent

Dave Herron, left, puts a necklace on his 17-year-old daughter, Mariah Herron, who is wearing a prom dress he made from winter white camouflage, at their home in Marshfield, Wis. / The Associated Press

   The style of teens today seems to have no basic margin. People just wear whatever. Yoga pants, leggings, skinny jeans, baggy jeans, running shorts, basketball shorts; there is just no specific line people seem to follow anymore. The same thing goes for camouflage.
Once upon a time, it was used for blending into the woods when one was hunting. In the present, camouflage can be found on purses, backpacks, scarves, shirts; pretty much one can just add “camouflage” as a color option for anything that can be purchased. Additionally, there are no longer limits pertaining to the social group camouflage is meant for. Now the people who fall into the category of “prep” can be seen sporting the forest look — with much time and thought behind how it looks, of course. So whether someone is young or old, chic or sloppy, be assured that there is a camouflage style that is sure to fit anyone.

Christian Hornaday is a junior at Southern Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


Going to the prom? Create your own unique look

By Jennafer Fowler
Times-News correspondent 

Trying to figure out what to wear to prom or how to accessorize?

Don’t worry — whether you’re going for a soft, pretty look, or a bright, party look, there’s tons of ways to make your prom look all your own.

If you are going for a brighter, exciting look, then you’re in luck. Bright colors are the biggest dress choice among girls this year. Vibrant yellows, oranges, greens, and every other color of the rainbow seem to be very popular this year.

A great way to accessorize these dresses is with jewels of the same color of your dress or even just clear or white jewels. Shoes with a lot of color and shimmer to them are also very popular this year.

If you are looking for a more romantic look this year, there are many different dresses and accessories to choose from. Try glamming up your outfit with pearl jewelry. You could also try other beads rather than jewels. As for your dress, lace is a choice of many people this year. There are dresses with a little or a lot of lace, depending on your preference.

Just remember that it’s your night and whatever you choose to wear should be your own style. To make your night the best it can be, just have fun with your outfit and enjoy your night with friends. 

Jennafer Fowler is a senior at Alamance Christian School and a Teens & Twenties writer.

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