By Chloe Atha
You’re new to Pin Oak this year! You’re excited to see old friends, make new friends, and learn new things. But most importantly, you need to figure out how to dress up a plain uniform. Luckily, this is my third year here, and I know all the trends inside and out. I’m Chloe Atha, and I’m here to help.
In almost every middle school there is a dress code, so people try to express themselves in different ways. They’ll wear jewelry, crazy socks, or even change their hair color. At Pin Oak, we can’t have any non-natural color hair, such as green or purple, so people have been dyeing their hair lighter or darker colors at the ends, like brown or blonde. The new ombre look has been seen on multiple girls throughout the school, and I think it’s stylish. Many kids say they love the hair dying trend and that it is a great way to express yourself. Whether you think it is a fashion forward trend or not, I can say that it’s definitely a statement.
In past years, girls were obsessed with Vera Bradley lanyards, which I think is a fancier look. This year, quite a bit of them are now going on the more relaxed path, wearing just the blue lanyard the school provides. The boy population has always been keen on the blue lanyard, but now the girls are getting in on the fun. Whatever you choose, own it!
The boys at Pin Oak are pretty constant. They’ll pick a look and stick with it for all three years of middle school. The everyday attire for the average Pin Oak boy would be khaki shorts with the required polo, along with tennis shoes and ankle high socks. Along with that, lots of boys wear team sweatshirts, like football or lacrosse. Others wear the classic POMS dark grey or royal blue jackets. Some even wear Patagonia or Southern Tide apparel in school colors and rock it. The look is classic and I think it is going to stay that way for years to come.
Whether you have crazy hair or a fun lanyard, always be unique make a statement to express who you are and who you want to be. Remember to check in next week for some new trend alerts!