Fashion is constantly changing with new trends being created every day. With trends like velvet, overalls, scrunchies, crop tops, plaid and everything jean; we see little hints of the ‘90s coming back full swing. Many people are all for the recycled trends and fully embrace it. Others are not so fond of it. Many teachers who lived through the original trends are all for the fashion tributes. “I love all the makeup and clothing trends because they are added ways to express yourself which I think is very cool that we have to ability to do that,” photography teacher Laura Sierra said. Many of the trends are widely favored. However, some of them are not too popular. Depending on the place and time, Sierra feels like many of the trends are not appropriate. “The idea that you have to pay $200 for a pair of distressed jeans is kind of ridiculous to me,” Sierra expressed. “There are some that are way too ripped that I see at school which I feel is not appropriate. They should be worn to concerts or something,” she said. Many of the other trends are said to be over done. Some of these trends are the fully ripped jeans completed with gaping holes on the front and back along with full velvet outfits. “Small amounts of velvet like a velvet shirt or velvet booties are adorable but velvet head to toe is way too much,” Sierra explained. Throughout the students of Chaparral, there is a wide spread of opinions about the trends as well. Some fully approve of the returning trends, while others could care less. Senior Sydney Townsley is all for it. “I think it's cool to see things go out of style and have them come back some odd years later,” Townsley said. “Some of my favorite ‘90s trends are ripped jeans, overalls, and off the shoulder tops,” she shared. However, on the flip side, junior Reagan Davis doesn't partake in the trends and finds them overdone. “I think the hype about ‘90s fashion is a little overrated, people go overboard sometimes,” Davis claimed. Many of the trends we see today are popular among the youth of Chaparral high school, but some are more popular than others. Overalls, ripped jeans, and crop tops are a few of the top choices. Some of the trends were extremely popular at first, but have since died down. Chokers, for example, have slowly started to disappear from modern day fashion and drifted back to their original era. All things ‘90s have seemed to slip their way back into modern trend, some more prominent than others, but this may foresee a pattern of recurring fashion in different decades. Fashion is a way to express yourself no matter what era it's from.
By Paige Wiebelhaus