What High-Schoolers Are Wearing

What High-Schoolers Are Wearing

By Julia Schwartz

Fashion, to me, is one of the main reasons I get out of bed every morning. It’s not simply a social requirement to dress myself, it’s a part of how I present myself to the world on a daily basis. And through my free will to find unique, colorful pieces, I gain the ability to create a different ensemble every day, using my clothes and fashion choices to tell the world  something about me. Fashion is about identity, and when I feel that my outside reflects, even accentuates, my inner-self, I feel more equipped and confident to take on the world.

By Bailey Henry

There are a lot of words used to describe me, but the one word that is most prevalent among the rest is fashionable. Fashion has always been a huge part of my life, even back in elementary school when I rejected societal norms and forced to wear, or even say the word pink. I have always been big on first impressions and putting my best foot forward. The first thing that anyone notices about you is how you dress, which is why I always dress to impress. I express myself throughout my outfits and make sure to never, and I mean never, rewear an outfit more than once. A piece of advice: wear an outfit, but never let an outfit wear you.


Describe your outfit.

Molly Camp, Senior

  • Comfortable and practical.

Emily Santosusso, Junior

  • Boyfriend light-wash jeans, puma shoes, black long-sleeve, necklaces and rings.

Nancy McSwain, Sophomore

  • Ripped jeans, shirt, vans.

Hannah Bohn, Senior

  • White pants with side stripes, black boots, & cropped white long sleeve with checkered sleeves.

Sydney Madonna, Senior

  • Easy, comfortable, practical.

Adam Morrison, Senior

  • Pink Tyler the Creator Golf Wang hoodie, blue jeans, vans.

Caroline Chambers, Senior

  • Thrifted sweatshirt, leggings, sneakers

Julia Bush, Junior

  • Fun, bright colors, thrifted pieces, hoops everyday, jewelry, fun makeup.

Sean Collinson, Sophomore

  • Pink & orange Tyler the Creator Golf le fleur long sleeve I got in San Francisco, Dickies a74 straight-leg pants, teva sandals.

Kasey Coonan, Senior

  • Ripped jeans, tshirt, vans.

Addie Brown, Senior

  • White vans, striped pants, white t-shirt.

Mackenzie Markstein, Senior

  • Band tee, jeans, and black converse.


What do you think your main goal is when dressing on a daily basis? What were you thinking when you got dressed this morning?

Molly Camp, Senior

  • I have gym, so I went for something easy to change back into.

Emily Santosusso, Junior

  • To impress myself and feel confident.

Nancy McSwain, Sophomore

  • To look good for myself.

Hannah Bohn, Senior

  • Main goal is to feel good about myself and express things about myself that words cannot.

Sydney Madonna, Senior

  • Feel as confident as I can while not trying so hard.

Adam Morrison, Senior

  • Wear whatever I want, and not care about the opinions of others.

Caroline Chambers, Senior

  • Practical and comfortable in both a cozy way and in my own skin.

Julia Bush, Junior

  • I like to look cute and to stand out with my ‘fits.

Sean Collinson, Sophomore

  • To express myself the best that I can; I’m not rich or anything, but I try to work with what I have.

Kasey Coonan, Senior

  • I get dressed to feel good about myself, and when i look good I feel good.

Addie Brown, Senior

  • To be comfortable and cute.

Mackenzie Markstein, Senior

  • I want to feel good for myself.


What inspires your style?

Molly Camp, Senior

  • Other people around me.

Emily Santosusso, Junior

  • The 90’s, to be different.

Nancy McSwain, Sophomore

  • Beachy, billabong.

Hannah Bohn, Senior

  • 90’s movies, my mood, my environment.

Sydney Madonna, Senior

  • “Friends”, boho, relaxed, beachy.

Adam Morrison, Senior

  • Minimalism.

Caroline Chambers, Senior

  • Comfort.

Julia Bush, Junior

  • Doll’s Kill (clothing website).

Sean Collinson, Sophomore

  • Tyler the Creator, the 80’s & 90’s.

Kasey Coonan, Senior

  • Monica & Rachel from “Friends”.

Addie Brown, Senior

  • I go to school with some really stylish people, so I’d say the people around me.

Mackenzie Markstein, Senior

  • The 80’s and 90’s.


What are some brands you consider  “popular”?

Molly Camp, Senior

  • Free people, Urban Outfitters.

Emily Santosusso, Junior

  • Pacsun, Urban, Levi’s,Vans, Free People.

Nancy McSwain, Sophomore

  • Urban Outfitters, Free People, Lululemon, Vans.

Hannah Bohn, Senior

  • Birkenstocks, Black & white converse, lululemon.

Sydney Madonna, Senior

  • Brandy Melville,  Lululemon, Nike, Urban Outfitters.

Adam Morrison, Senior

  • I’ve seen a lot of old-skool vans around.

Caroline Chambers, Senior

  • Rallyhouse.

Julia Bush, Junior

  • American Eagle.

Sean Collinson, Sophomore

  • Supreme.

Kasey Coonan, Senior

  • Urban Outfitters, Pacsun, Free People.

Addie Brown, Senior

  • Urban Outfitters, Free People.

Mackenzie Markstein, Senior

  • Adidas, Nike.


Do you think fashion coincides with materialism? Or do you consider it an expressive art?

Molly Camp, Senior

  • Coincides with materialism,  but for some people I definitely interpret it as a form of  expression.

Emily Santosusso, Junior

  • Expressive Art.

Nancy McSwain, Sophomore

  • Materialism.

Hannah Bohn, Senior

  • Fashion is an art.

Sydney Madonna, Senior

  • No, I think it can be if people pay attention to the relativity of the brands.

Adam Morrison, Senior

  • It can be both; I see materialism in the people who like to wear expensive stuff, but some people dress for comfort or themselves.

Caroline Chambers, Senior

  • Yeah kind of, probably materialism

Julia Bush, Junior

  • Both.

Sean Collinson, Sophomore

  • In some ways it can, I think if you love the clothes because you like people seeing expensive items its for the wrong reason. But if you put effort into creating an outfit because it’s how you show yourself to the world, it’s definitely an art.

Kasey Coonan, Senior

  • Both; if you are shopping just so people know what you can afford, then it’s materialism. But if you’re thrifting and doing your own thing, I definitely think it’s more of an art.

Addie Brown, Senior

  • I consider it an expressive art, because you have the freedom to wear what you want and the choice to represent yourself how you want.

Mackenzie Markstein, Senior

  • Definitely an expressive art, I think that people who attend schools with uniforms aren’t given the opportunity to express themselves in that way.

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