The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook


The best shops to go to for everything winter collection

Saanvi Mam, Staff Writer | December 11, 2023

     As the winter weather starts to roll in, and it’s the start of buying winter clothes, let’s look at some shops with the best winter clothes, which are affordable, comfortable, and essential for a great winter collection.    American Eagle...

Photography Courtesy of Jasmin Chew

The Spirit of Summer Style: Crisp City Coastline to Stunning Seashore Suave

Rania Shah, Editorial Board | May 27, 2022

As summer approaches with the final days of the school year, students can almost taste the bittersweet lust of freedom. Imagine the pearly glow in the sky dotted with white clouds while they drift lazily in the gentle breeze. Another day dawns, bringing...

Photography Courtesy of Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz

Sparkle, Shimmer, & Shine All Night

Rania Shah, Editorial Board | May 10, 2022

Prom, a culmination of friendship, school spirit, and four exhausting years of learning essentially coming to an end before the final wave goodbye at senior graduation. For students at Oakton High School, Prom symbolizes the transition from their...

Photography Courtesy of Alexander Krivitskiy

Jennifer Aniston unveils new vegan hair care line, LolaVie

Rania Shah, Editorial Board | September 22, 2021

Illuminous actress Jennifer Aniston, who made “The Rachel” one of the 1990s most iconic hairstyles, revealed her hair care secrets with the world. After teasing a new venture known as LolaVie on Instagram in the final week of August, the “Friends”...

Photography courtesy of Josh Redd

Deal with the devil: Nike and MSCHF reach settlement over Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes”

Rania Shah, Editorial Board | April 29, 2021

In an attempt to halt a New York art collective from using their signature "swoosh," Nike has established a temporary restraining order against the producers of "Satan Shoes." These designer works of art are a pair of modified Nike sneakers decorated...

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How controversial clothing brand SHEIN inspires overconsumption

Alicia Ernst, Staff Writer | March 10, 2021

“Fast fashion” has been in practice for decades. The term refers to companies who utilize cheap, efficient labor and low-quality textiles to replicate garments that are perfectly on-trend with modern internet culture. Popular retailers such as SHEIN...

Photo Courtesy of Prudence Earl

Thrifting as a result of Tiktok

Veronica Preaskorn, Editor in Chief | November 3, 2020

The popularity of Tiktok has brought along many trends, some fun dances like the Renegade, and other more problematic ones, including body shaming filters and trends. While not every trend is blatantly problematic like the aforementioned ones, some seemingly...

The problem with the rising popularity of thrifting

Eileen Lincoln, Editor in Chief | October 20, 2020

Over the past few years, the popularity of thrift stores has increased more than ever: with people all over the country looking for cheap deals, unique clothing pieces, and a more eco-friendly way of consuming clothes. While finding a high-end...

Fast fashion at work

Ashley Stewart, Editor | October 18, 2020

Fashion is all around us. We see it in advertisements, movies, tv shows, social media. It's everywhere. The fashion industry has never been more booming than it is right now. But all of that comes at a cost. because fashion is also the second largest...

London Fashion Week 2020

Eileen Lincoln, Editor in Chief | April 24, 2020

How will fashion be defined throughout 2020?  Johnathan Anderson, famous fashion designer and founder of JW Anderson describes it as “nouveau chic,” an expression demonstrating the mature yet innovative styles proposed by brands such as Victoria...

The Effect of Fast Fashion on Human Rights and the Environment

Eileen Lincoln, Editor in Chief | October 31, 2019

Imagine walking into a mall on Black Friday. Hundreds are crowding the entrances of stores, trying to get ahold of the numerous deals and sales. Some of the most popular clothing brands in the world: H&M, Forever 21, Zara - have over 30% off discounts....

Black Friday shopping

Gracie Mouzavires, Staff Writer | November 14, 2017

Hectic, dangerous and overwhelming, these are the words that come to mind when thinking of Black Friday. Every year people line up outside stores and wait for the good deals. Black Friday shopping can get very intense as people are desperate to find a...

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