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New year, new trends

Ballet Flats

While they originally rose to fame in the 1940’s, this classic shoe style had already begun to dance its way into 2023 fashion, and there’s no doubt it will pop up even more in 2024 looks. With a prominence in women’s fashion spanning the majority of 70 years already, the ballet flat won’t be fizzling out anytime soon, and we can expect to see them worn even more to elevate a simple jean look, or as a more casual shoe choice for a nighttime look. Spins on the shoe in new colors, like bright red and pink, and with a bow on the toe to tie in to the well-known coquette trend are becoming much more popular with the new year as well.




Racing jackets

First popularized in the 1960’s, racing jackets will be making a huge comeback on the streets in 2024. With layered looks becoming much more fashionable this past fall and winter, racing jackets are going to be a colorful way to tie that style into the love of retro fashion. Worn with a straight jean and plain tee underneath, the racer jacket builds an undeniably retro style outfit that will turn heads, and elevate a plain look into a completely memorable one. And because of their late-nineties love, it’ll be easy to find a unique jacket for a low price at any thrift store, or even in the back of your parents’ closet.

Bold glasses

The power of accessories to elevate any look is well known in the fashion world, but in 2024 we can expect to see this extended into eyewear with bold glasses, like the 90’s aviator style. New styles featuring chunky frames in bright colors will also start to become a staple in every day fashion, both for practical and appearance purposes. Whether aiding in your vision, blocking out the summer sun, or just resting on top of your head for a chic pop of color, it’s safe to say our favorite style icons won’t be leaving their houses without a bold piece of eyewear come 2024.

Open-work materials

Also known as fishnet material, open-work fabrics are popping up much more on the runway in designer’s Spring 2024 collections already, and will likely be carried over into the summer and fall seasons of the new year. Seen mostly in sweater and crochet tops so far, designers are experimenting more with different types of fabrics in the open-work pattern, turning a casual, y2k favorite style into a more formal option with dresses, skirts, and even jackets. With early 2000’s style becoming much more popular lately, open-work fabrics are going to be an interesting way to bring the grudge look into modern street style outfits.

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Charlotte Glasser ’25
Charlotte Glasser ’25, Supervising Page Editor
When she’s not baking or watching Gilmore Girls, second year staffer and Supervising Copy Editor Charlotte Glasser ’25 is behind the computer making The Tower newspaper come alive. Glasser takes French through University of Detroit Mercy, her goal is to become fluent; she was inspired this year after her trip to France in July, this past summer.“I think that French is such a beautiful language and I have always wanted to be bilingual,” Glasser said. Both of Glasser’s siblings have been on The Tower in years prior—her sister enjoyed it so much that Glasser decided to follow in her footsteps. She said that one of the reasons she loves Tower is that journalism is its style of writing.“If essay writing or creative writing isn’t your thing, maybe this is and I love how Tower has something for everyone,” said Glasser.
Kai Tibbitts '24
Kai Tibbitts '24, Page Editor
Kai Tibbitts is one of the brightest people in Tower. She's very outgoing and incredibly friendly to talk to, as well as being involved in South's Orchestra and Pointe Players. Her favorite part of Tower is being involved with everybody, but her main passion lies in designing art. "I just really like designing stuff, and I really enjoy being in a class dedicated to design. I'm involved in plays as one of the assistant stage managers, and I also work with art, designing props," said Kai. "I'm a perfectionist when it comes to things I'm passionate about." Kai loves her position on Tower as a page editor, as it allows her to communicate with others to improve her work. Outside of Tower, you can find her in Orchestra, with Pointe Players or hanging out with friends.

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