Roving Reporter: What are seniors wearing on the first day of school?

Senior students showcase their first-day fits on Aug. 31 for the 2023-2024 school year.
Roving Reporter: What are seniors wearing on the first day of school?
Senior Sitan Zhan
Senior Sitan Zhan

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school? 

“I took a shower. I was cold coming out of the shower. I grabbed the clothes closest to me, so I wouldn’t freeze because I’m a very sensitive guy.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing? 

“This luxury Chong Tian badminton shirt is from where I coach badminton. These Adidas pants are some amazing friend leftovers, I think. For the shoes, PR running, Algonquin, 10% off, so make sure you go. My mom bought the socks for me at TJ Maxx, I think.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for the school year? Will you be following the trends?

“The trend line for fashion is going to be the first week, everyone trying their best. Then the moment a week passes, everyone’s dead. Then the last two weeks, everyone tries really hard. But I think the fashion trend is going to be, I feel like, sort of complimenting the blue sky color, maybe blue jeans and a white shirt, to really go for that K-pop boyfriend look.”

Senior Sue Gurung
Senior Sue Gurung

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I chose this outfit because this is a new tank top that I wanted to wear and I found these shorts in my mom’s drawer!”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“My tank top is from H&M, the black denim skirt is from Abercrombie, my socks are from Journeys, my earrings are from J.Crew and my shoes are from Reebok.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I think parachute pants are going to stop, which I am down for them to stop. I think cargo pants will still be a very big thing.”

Senior Nick Southey
Senior Nick Southey

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I am wearing this outfit because the shirt reminds me of summer and the jeans are comfortable.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“The shirt is from Hollister and the jeans were a gift.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“For senior year, I think people are going to care a little less about fashion and more about comfort.”

Senior Abby Roberts
Senior Abby Roberts

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I talked with my friends about it and they picked it out for me.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“My jean shorts are from American Eagle I think, Pacsun shirt, and Nike shoes.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I feel like I’m going to see a lot of the same stuff as last year, like jeans and crop tops, and I will be following that.”

Senior Michelle Sun
Senior Michelle Sun

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I pulled an all-nighter to do my AP work, and then I panicked and didn’t know what to wear, so I picked random things from my closet and it ended up working out.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“My pants are from a thrift store, my jacket is from Target, my shirt is from American Eagle, my shoes are Converse and my earrings are from Claire’s.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I think the next trend will be baggy pants and tight tops.”

Senior Savannah Staples
Senior Savannah Staples

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“My pants are new and I really like them! Actually, I think everything I’m wearing is new except for my shoes.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“The pants are from this place in Plymouth, I forget the name of the store. The shirt is from Marshalls and the earrings are from Depop.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I have no idea! Last year, I feel like people were ’90s [inspired] and bringing back old clothing, and yes I will be because I love those [trends].”

Senior Eva Hamel
Senior Eva Hamel

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“Because I thought it was kind of cute and more dressy than what I usually wear, which felt fitting. Also, I just bought this shirt so I was excited to wear it for the first time.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“The shirt is actually from an Urban Outfitters in Leicester, England, and my shorts are [thrifted] from Downtown Exchange in Southborough.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I would say flare leggings are a popular fashion trend. Maybe more flare pants, like flare jeans. I definitely already participate in the flare leggings trend, but maybe I’ll get a pair of flare jeans too.”

Senior Kevin Yao
Senior Kevin Yao

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I had nothing else to wear.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“My mom bought them for me.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“After college application season, I will completely transform my fit to H&M.”

Senior Lucy D’Aprile
Senior Lucy D’Aprile

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I forgot to go back to school shopping and this was the only clean pair of jeans I had.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“I got my whole entire outfit from American Eagle because I work there. And my shoes I got as a gift.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I would say at the beginning of the year, since it’s senior year, people are going to be dressing cute. Then midway through the year, the trends are going to go straight to sweatshirts and sweatpants and I will be following the trend.”

Senior Craig Mitchell
Senior Craig Mitchell

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I woke up and it was the first thing in my closet.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“My pants are from Walmart, my shoes are from New Balance and my shirt is from Superdry.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I’ll be following the trends. I think a new trend will be more New Balance shoes.”

Senior Mason Clarke
Senior Mason Clarke

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I thought it was nice and I liked the colors.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“I got the shirt from Hollister, I got the bra and skirt online, the shoes from Kohl’s and the hair clips from Kmart.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I’m not sure, I think everyone just going to wear what they enjoy.”

Senior Jasmine Dallis
Senior Jasmine Dallis

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I thought it was comfortable, but it is still cute.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“I actually borrowed this shirt from my friend, the shorts are from Aerie and my shoes are Converse.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I’ll definitely be following the trends. I feel like jeans will come back, maybe flannels and cargo pants.”

Senior Sylvia Zelnick
Senior Sylvia Zelnick

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I chose to wear this outfit because I have more motivation to look nice on my first day back. I’m sure after a couple of days I’ll just go back to my typical sweatshirt [and] shorts day. I would like to present myself nicely and look good on the first day, so I can not only impress myself but also look well for my peers and my teachers.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“My top is from American Eagle, my skirt is also from American Eagle; I bought these both a while ago.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I feel like I probably will follow the trends. Maybe they’ll be baggy jeans and a cute crop top.”

Senior Sophia Luna
Senior Sophia Luna

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I wanted to wear a cute outfit because it is my senior year.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“PacSun. I’m on a PacSun arch.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I definitely think some more decades things will make a comeback.”

Senior Colleen Donohoe
Senior Colleen Donohoe

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I feel confident in this outfit and I really like it.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“I got my jeans from American Eagle and my shirt is from Pacsun.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“I’m not sure; I’m not good at predicting trends. They always kind of sneak up on me, but if I like the trend then I will participate and own the item.”

Senior Sheila Purcell
Senior Sheila Purcell

Why did you choose to wear this for the first day of school?

“I chose to wear this because I wanted to get a little bit dressed up but also stay casual.”

Where did you purchase the clothing you’re wearing?

“I purchased my blouse at Pacsun, my shorts at Zara and my Hoka [sneakers] at Dick’s Sporting Goods.”

What are your fashion trend predictions for this school year? Will you be following the trends?

“Most people are probably going to be wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt most days because that’s what’s most comfortable. And yes, I will probably be following this trend.”

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