Why I'm Obsessed With Comfort Colors Tees

Why I'm Obsessed With Comfort Colors Tees

It's mostly because of the comfort and the colors.

True Life: I'm obsessed with Comfort Colors.

I never thought I'd become one of those "basic sorority girls" who can delineate between brands of t-shirts and who has a favorite, but here I sit in a brick (that's the official color title, and yes, I did know that off the top of my head) Comfort Colors tee that's probably three inches longer than it was when I put it on this morning, and several shades different than it was before its first wash.

I'm also quick to admit to people who ask me my favorite color that it's Comfort Colors crunchberry. I have a serious problem.

On September 2, 2015, Comfort Colors by Chouinard announced they're ceasing operations in their home state of Vermont because they recently sold out to Gildan Activewear. My heart is breaking because I hate Gildan tees, but the Gildan spokeswoman assures us, "By consolidating that (work) into our modern, large-scale facilities, Gildan aims at improving its supply chain efficiency and enhancing its customer service." There may be light at the end of this tunnel after all.

In light of this recent news, I want to profess my love for Comfort Colors, which make up a good chunk of my college kid closet and is my go-to garment along with my Chacos and shorts. Here are three main reasons some of my most prized possessions are my CC tees:

1. The Comfort

I'm not quite sure what heavenly grade of cotton these fine preshrunk articles are woven from in the great nation of Honduras, but it's absolutely incredible. It's like wearing a blanket around in public, but without all the weird looks and the sweat. They're easy on the eyes and easy on the skin, not to mention the fact that they stretch with you as you go about your business and are available in both long- and short-sleeved options as well as sweatshirts and tanks, and occasionally come with a fabulous frocket.

2. The Colors

I'm pretty sure these sweet tees are available in every shade you could ever want, and this box of swatches confirms my suspicions.

They also have the cutest and most creative names for their colors, like Tumbleweed, Paprika, Monterrey Sage, and my personal favorite, Mystic Blue. So mystical. So magical.

3. The Quality

Comfort Colors tees are generally a little bit pricier than other brands, but it's worth every penny for the upgrade. With the stretchiness and durability of the cotton, your Comfort Colors tees will never befall a tragedy like the massive armpit holes other tees are infamous for. When somebody tells me to dress up, I immediately know that they're obviously implying to go with the Comfort Colors over the Hanes Beefy. Obviously.

The next time you hear somebody at chapter or a club meeting asking if the mandatory tee is Comfort Colors, don't laugh or judge. They're probably the smartest and most stylish person in the room. When T-Swizzle sang "we never go out of style," she was clearly singing to her favorite Comfort Colors tee, and that's something she'll never write a breakup song about.

Cover Image Credit: Original Photography by Mary Blackwell

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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6 Reasons Crocs Are The Superior Shoe

Recent debates have come to light and it's time to set the record straight: Crocs are the superior shoe.


Long time Croc enthusiast Athena Schnorr states, "Crocs have always been there for me in the rough times, the good times, the bad weather, the good weather they have quite literally kept me afloat"

The days of sacrificing fashion over function are over. Crocs are bridging the gap in the fashion industry, but incase you aren't convinced here are six reasons why Crocs are superior to any other shoe.

1. Crocs Are Highly Functional 

Crocs are undervalued for their supreme functionality. I can not count the times I have needed to jump in a rain puddle, take a quick walk, or bounce along throughout my day without the hassle of lace and what better shoe than an easy and colorful Croc? Crocs offer wonderful support without the hassle of worrying about getting your feet or shoes permanently stained.

2. Crocs Are Water Resistant

They say April showers bring May flowers, but May actually has brought storms with rain equivalents feeling like a tsunami. Nothing ruins a day faster than wet socks and soggy shoes as you hike uphill to class and start your day. Crocs are made of supreme rubber material that hinders any challenge the rain could present. To make things even better, once it's time to dry your shoes off from the rain Crocs rise to the challenge and dry off in a jiffy, making them ready to wear again at any moment.

3. Crocs Offer Convenient Sports Mode

Some might argue that Crocs aren't the most reliable fashion statement because of the exposed heel. After all, how would you run through the summer with an exposed heel? Thank goodness for sports mode. Kick your Croc clogs into action by switching the front facing band into the down and locked position. Spots mode is the solution to all your problems.

4. Crocs Come In a Variety of Colors

In these trying times, self expression comes in so many forms and is so vital to our daily lives. Croc offer a wide variety of styles and colors that are bound to suit the needs of any individual. School colors, family matching, his and hers, even sparkly white crocs for your wedding day. There is no limit to the color Crocs can sport, and even better, they will match every outfit.

5. Crocs Can Be Decorative

Following on the coat tails of self expression, crocs offer a variety of customizable options for individuals to express themselves. Crocs are known for their accessories, Jibbittz. Jibbitz come in so many shapes and colors, that regardless of your age, are sure to please.

6. The Best Is Yet To Come

By now, I know it can be hard to believe, but the best season of Crocs are yet to come. Crocs are launching their newest addition to the rubbery life savers- fanny packs. That's right, something that was already great, just got even better. In their newest line, crocs will be adding small fanny packs to the sports mode straps on Crocs. By the looks of it, if Crocs keep improving their line, the best is yet to come.

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