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Freshmen Fashion Flops

As seniors, we have all seen some questionable outfits worn by the freshmen class. The uncuffed pants, the long shorts and Elite socks, and the basic Brothers hoodie with red lettering are definite essentials for the Class of 2023. These outfit “don’ts” are common for almost all freshmen Falcons as we all know they are […]

As seniors, we have all seen some questionable outfits worn by the freshmen class. The uncuffed pants, the long shorts and Elite socks, and the basic Brothers hoodie with red lettering are definite essentials for the Class of 2023. These outfit “don’ts” are common for almost all freshmen Falcons as we all know they are still getting used to the CB dress code. I spoke to some senior fashion icons whose styles went from basic to bodacious in the matter of three years. These seniors want to tell the freshmen all the “do’s” and “don’ts” when it comes to finding outfits that fit your personality but still remain in the dress code. 

The basic skinny black pants and CB sweatshirt seem to be a go-to for most frosh girls, but most seniors won’t even go close to tight pants as they are too uncomfortable and there are many other alternatives. Izzy Wynn (‘20) cringes when she looks back on her freshmen style don’ts.

“All I wore during 2016-2017 were skinny jeans paired with extra small CB t-shirts and blue CB hoodies,” she says. “I don’t own a pair of skinny jeans and now I would never wear pants that aren’t high waisted.”

Likewise, Mia Fraga (‘20) kept it plain and simple like Izzy, but she had quite a strong opinion on a basic clothing item.

“I would never wear khakis EVER again,” she said with disgust. “Khakis are just a big fat no-go and not comfortable.”

Though the light brown pants are so easy to pair with any college sweatshirt, you won’t see Mia ever going back to that typical frosh trend.

“I wore khakis a lot in middle and elementary school so I just could not go another four years wearing them.” 

The frosh boys struggle standing out when it comes to their outfits. You will typically find them wearing baggy cargo shorts with Nike Roshes. AJ Mata (‘20) has come a long way with his clothes, but was never a victim of the cargo shorts. Instead, AJ used to experiment with the preppy, private school look.

Izzy Wynn shows off her typical fit for the day.

 “I wore a lot of preppy clothes as an underclassmen but now I would never come close to wearing as much as I used to.”

One of AJ’s biggest freshman dont’s was a little surprising but understandable. 

“I used to wear a lot of CB gear in one outfit and it kind of makes me cringe now.” 

This doesn’t mean the frosh boys should stop expressing CB pride in their outfits, but going head to toe in CB apparel should be reserved for special events like Holy Bowl and spirit days. 

Finding your own personal style takes time for some lowerclassmen because experimenting with different clothes can be a little scary. Izzy started playing around with new clothes after sophomore year.

“I went thrifting for the first time that summer and loved it,” she said. “I get all my school pants and college sweatshirts at thrift stores. Most of my wardrobe is made up of thrifted items or clothes from eBay.”

Mia started digging into her own style the beginning of junior when she was inspired by outfits she saw on social media. Mia enjoys thrifting as much as Izzy, but she gets a majority of her clothes at Pacsun. AJ started his change the same time as Mia, but he leans toward the old school look now,

“I started experimenting with different outfits in junior year when I began to wear my mom and dad’s old clothing,” he said.

Izzy and AJ sport the old school look while incorporating some modern items in their school outfits but Mia describes her style as more urban and comfy. 

Some fashion do’s for you freshmen will help greatly if you want to get a head start finding your personal style. Izzy and Mia both gush over high waisted, loose fitting jeans which are also known as the famous mom jeans. 

“Mom jeans and cargo pants are just really comfortable,” Mia says. “They definitely build your outfit rather than just straight skinny jeans.”

“Some of my favorite outfits are jeans, white sneakers, and tiny sunglasses, but I also love to wear oversized clothing paired with Doc Martens and a jean jacket,” Izzy says.

These three seniors all agree on the fact that most freshmen don’t start stepping out of their shell until they become upperclassmen. When these seniors were freshmen, they received inspiration from their upperclassmen, whose style was just as unique and personal as today’s senior class. Upperclassmen styles and trends inspired them to step out of their comfort zone and discover their personal style. 

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