Asking For a Friend: To turtleneck or not to turtleneck — that is the question


A. Nonymous

Question: A fashion forward freshman friend wants to know: Even though turtlenecks are long out of style, could she (or others) still pull them off this winter?

Long out of style? Girls and guys have been rocking turtlenecks since the dawn of time! Although I will admit, there was a short-lived moment where they were considered frumpy and unflattering. However, as long as you know how to style your high-necked top, turtlenecks can look really cute! Personally, I think they look best cropped and paired with some ripped up jeans or a high-waisted skirt. In the end, it all comes down to your opinion, but you’ll definitely catch me with a turtleneck this winter.

Question: Asking for a friend: How are they supposed to keep up with a job and schoolwork and college apps and a social life??????????? – An Awesome Companion

When it comes to keeping up with your day-to-day activities, it’s hard but not impossible. My best attempts have been to put my social life before all else and figure the rest out later. I can promise you this is not the right way to accomplish your goal. I think the best thing you can do is to prioritize. Not only will this help you throughout high school, but I’ve been told it’s a great skill to have as a full-fledged adult! Another word of advice: DON’T PROCRASTINATE. Give yourself a deadline, reward yourself when you finish, anything you can do to force yourself to get the job done. Lastly, it’s high school, home to a multitude of hormonal teenagers, sometimes grumpy teachers, and the occasional slip-up (maybe more than occasional), but the point is although there may be a lot on your plate, millions of kids across the country have succeeded in gaining their diploma while facing the same obstacles. You can do it too!