Butter not wear Butter


From sixth to twelfth grade, the apparel has changed even more than the people dressed in it.

This year’s senior class, like all who came before them, has a story to tell based on its unique and distinctive clothing choices.

Back in the realm of Coleytown and Bedford Middle Schools, fashion such as Juicy track suits, Justice (never to be referred to as Limited Too) tank tops, Butter Sweatshirts, which you butter not wear anymore, and knee-high chestnut Uggs strut down the halls.

These Vogue-worthy outfits then, can now be found in a musty, aged corner of a Goodwill nearby, rotting along with lunch table cliques and animal farm-themed Silly Bands.

Luckily, regretable fashion choices make good stories.

Dustyn Levenson ’14, for example, said, “My most embarrassing outfit choice is definitely my persistent sporting of the infamous sugar lips.” While most people grew out of this trend after middle school, Levenson said, “I can’t seem to shake off my love for the undershirts.”

Emily Stanford ’14 adds, “In fifth grade, I would only wear camouflage sweatpants… that was really bad.”

Other fads such as Abercrombie jeans, Wishlist crop tops and Bat Mitzvah sweatshirts have metamorphosed into Lululemon workout wear, Forever VII graphic tees, and college sweatshirts.

Nevertheless, no matter how old people get, some things never change.

“I remember when leggings were first becoming popular around 2008-2009, and I loved them then, and love them now,” Levenson said.

But every once in a while you get someone like, Emily Ressler ’14, who goes against the wave pool and marches to the beat of her own couture drum.

“I mainly wear what is most comfortable and I rarely shop,” she said.

With a little bit more of a hypocritical point of view, seniors checked out the current middle schoolers questionable choices with a bit of a surmising eye.

Stanford said, “A lot of middle schoolers wear shirts as dresses which is interesting…”

Levenson agreed, saying that exposing midriff with a small crop top is a tad inappropriate for school dress code, “yet every girl is wearing it and seems to have no qualms going to school with an exposed stomach.”

After looking at the past and looking at their futures full of college, careers, and opportunities, seniors realize there will likely be mistakes to come.

Levenson said, “I imagine in four years, high schoolers will look back at my outfit choices and think I look heinous, particularly on the days when I am trying to look good.”