From leopard to leather, from leggings to lace, school fashion is offering unique styles with a touch of the past. The 2013 year welcomes the trends of high-waisted shorts, Vans, maxi skirts and high low dresses along with the latest and greatest prints and patterns.
Many students are expressing themselves through clothing. Look around: tribal prints, floral prints and stripes are everywhere. This season there is no “new” black; black is a style that came and remained.
These styles are especially seen on the trend of patterned leggings. Easton’s Forever 21 sells at least a thousand pairs or more per month said Maddy, the store manager. With sales like that it’s undeniable to say that these leggings are in. “I have about 15 pair of leggings” Sophomore Lena Reed said.
Forever 21 also has crop tops, skater skirts, denim and leather jackets of all kinds to give anyone the styles they need to express themselves.
“They have a wide variety and I can find a look for any season. Right now there are sweaters everywhere” said senior Chloe Kennedy about the store.
Freshman Emilee Bright is in love with crop topped shirts from Forever 21. She said she has 7 of them in different colors and cuts.
Another popular store that sets teen fashion is Hollister Co. “The things that go off the racks first are sure to be our sweaters and floral skirts” said Kirsten Haller, an Easton Hollister employee.
White lace and plaid are a big hit during this time, especially if these prints are on a shirt tied around the waist. Sophomore Kirsten Swank said that her favorite items from these stores are dressy blouses with any type of lace.
For guys Hollister Co. is the perfect place to find T-shirts, crewnecks, plaid button ups and hoodies. “I have at least 8 T-shirts from there and a bunch of crewnecks and hoodies”, Sophomore Vidite Singhal said. Senior Matt Raymond, a worker at Abercrombie & Fitch, said that their sweaters are top quality and they’re one of A&F biggest sellers.
High-low skirts and maxi dresses are some of the most talked about trends, especially because they can be found in an assortment of different cuts, patterns and stores.
These dresses and skirts are easy to dress up or down and can be paired with the most basic items or with more dazzled up looks.
Wonder what shoe trends are in? The biggest hit is a skater-brand tennis shoe, Vans. Hedaya Najar, a sophomore, said she has a least five pairs of Vans and continues to want more.
One of the biggest stores selling these shoes is Polaris’ Journey’s. Junior Chris Robinson is a worker at Journey’s and said the store sells around 90 pairs or more a month and they’re one of the most asked about item.
Vans come in a variety of colors and styles from basic to neon. They can even be self customized on their online website.
Grant Eberst, a junior, who works at Designer Shoes Warehouse, said that their biggest seller is boots. The store holds boots of all kinds and styles with a variety of cost, ranging from $20 to $200. Since the fall and winter are around the corner, this trend comes as no surprise.
The popular combat boot is a recurring style. Another boot brand, Uggs, is one that has been here for years and is here to stay. These comfy, cozy boots are in a range of colors.
Junior Caitlin Pierson said that she has five pairs; she’s had them since 6th grade. The durability of these shoes is what compensates for their prices. Most cost around $150 each and can be found at shoe stores such as Journeys’.
Fashion trends are changing as the generations go by. The classics are coming back in a new and exciting way.
Of course everyone may have a different style, but the unarguable truth is that fashion leggings, crop tops, Vans, maxi dresses, high-low skirts, denim tops and skater skirts are this season’s staple.