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Out of the pool and into school: back-to-school fashion

Seniors Sarah Dawkins and William Adams model off their casual back to school wear.

Seniors Sarah Dawkins and William Adams model off their casual back to school wear.

Seniors Sarah Dawkins and William Adams model off their casual back to school wear.

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As class starts for the new school year students face the question, what will I wear? Although some students may question the importance of dressing up to go back to school, there is an overall trend of students who dress nicely for the first few weeks of school.

“Dressing up and being fashionable on the first day of school is so that you have more confidence in yourself, you don’t need to dress up cute for anyone, it can be just for yourself,” junior Michelle Seman said.

Aside from the debate about the importance of back to school fashion, here are some of the popular clothing trends seen around the campus this back to school season.

From flannels to dresses, plaid has taken the back to school fashion scene by storm. Once a popular trend in the 1990s fashion scene, it has made a comeback, along with many other 90s fashion trends. The pattern is popular among boys and girls, making it a staple piece in many students’ wardrobe. It can be styled in various ways, preppy to grunge. Plaid can be dressed up, in the form of a skirt, paired with a blouse, or, more commonly among the school, in the form of a flannel paired with a t-shirt and jeans.

Denim skirts
Denim skirts, a trend of the early 2000s, has made a comeback this back to school season. Denim skirts are typically high waisted, with frayed hemlines and stylized rips. Like plaid, denim skirts are easily styled, making it a common staple among students. Girls like to dress them up with a formal shirt and heels. Or simply with an oversized sweater and white sneakers.

Floral is making a come back this season. Florals are available in many colors, patterns, and styles. Florals can be seen on any type of clothing item, shoes or accessories. It is used universally in the fashion world from prints to patches. Florals are commonly seen on shirts, shoes, and pants this back to school season.

Boyfriend jeans
Boyfriend jeans, loose and slouchy jeans, have become increasingly trendy. The boyfriend fit jeans are a relaxed style of jeans that could be considered effortlessly chic. The baggy pants are often paired with a simple t-shirt and pair of sneakers

Ripped skinny jeans

Ripped skinny jeans have been a popular trend for many years and continue to make an appearance for this back to school season. Skinny jeans can be styled effortlessly in many forms, making it so popular among students.

Athletic wear

What is meant for the gym is a popular style among Northwest students. From Nike running shorts to Adidas sweatshirts, many students can be spotted wearing some form of athletic wear.

Juniors Francesca Romano and Morgan Delfava stand in line waiting for underclassman photos. Underclassmen picture day is a big event for students to show off their style as their photos will be placed in the yearbook.
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