High school- its the place where students come everyday to learn, and hopefully take some life lessons with them into the real world once all is said and done. Yet, the things that we’re supposed to be focused on when we come to school are, for a vast majority of us, trapped in the farthest reaches of our teenage minds until the last minute, because we have much more important things to deal with like checking Twitter for updates on the Drake, Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Karrueche love square, or more importantly what we look like when we leave the house.
Walking around on campus, it is very apparent that most, if not all, of the students we see perusing the asphalt, care about their appearance, at least to some degree. So as the weather here in Palmdale starts to transform into what we want to believe is the chill of what I like to call the AV season of fwinter, many people are starting to reach into the backs of their closets to retrieve those over-worn UGG boots and windbreakers. However for those of you who actually care about what is really “in” this season, I have composed a list of what the up and coming fashion around the world is, but still casual enough for everyday high school.
Depending on what your individual style is, there are a lot of things you can wear that go with the fashion flow. For those of you who are into the more edgy look, Moto and bomber style leather jackets are extremely popular this season and although they really never went anywhere, it’s becoming increasingly hard to walk down the street and not spot one clinging to the back of a passerby and for those PETA members out there don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be real leather, faux leather is just as popular. This trend is not gender specific, and is an extremely versatile way to fend off that early morning chill. Another trend for those that like a more conservative, laid-back look are cable-knit sweaters/cardigans. You can find one in literally any color or style, and they work with just about any outfit as a practical way of keeping you warm on those cold days.
Oversized scarves, whether they are the traditional style or the increasingly popular eternity/infinity scarves, which can bring life to your look and warmth to your neck. For girls specifically “booties” or low cut boots, are trending this season; I’ve seen and heard them click-clacking through the halls of Highland High on numerous occasions. So, if you don’t know what those are, I think you started hibernation a little early. Booties can be paired with your favorite pair of jeans, tights, or for those of you who are never cold, a skirt, but if you’ve made it this far into the article you already know that, hopefully.
Finally for the dudes, there are a few major fwinter trends that I felt the need to jump on for this article. First, for those unbearably cold days, a nice trench coat or peacoat really makes you appreciate your parents’ jobs when your breath turns to ice before your very eyes. They pair nicely with just about anything (excepting your grandpa style sweatpants), and I don’t know about you but I think they’re a babe magnet. Jogger pants have also become more popular since their debut forever ago, and have evolved into their own category of menswear. They come in different styles, such as a baggy taper, faux denim, and (my all-time favorite) the dropped crotch, all of which provide comfort and style in one slim fitting form factor. Finally, there is the realm of the micro-print shirt. I see them everywhere, and I’m sure you have too. They’re usually on shirts colored grey, white, or blue, and can add life and minimalistic vibrancy to any look.
No matter how you decide to wear them, these trends are for the most part here to stay, at least until Springtime, or until someone decides to wear them in a way that ruins them for everyone.
By Tristan Maxwell-Girod