This is an important post
tell me something embarrassing you used to wear in high school that at the time you thought was super cool but now you look back and you cringe yourself into the fucking ionosphere.
I went through an Anne Rice period in junior high, and I would wear those little plastic Scarecrow vampire fangs to class. Thought I was hot shit, very mysterious and original.
*closes eyes and remembers hand made clothing. Re-purposed blue jeans. Velvet. Patches. Japanese words written in sparkly puff paint on everything. Dragonball Z shirts exclusively.*
*jolts from horrible waking nightmare with a start* Guh!!
for about six months in sophmore year i thought it was the best idea in the world to wear my hair in high pigtails on my head
also one time i wore capri pants and ugg boots and those were dark times
i was a scene kid so i teased my hair super big and had greasy straight-across bangs that i put hello kitty barrettes in. i also had this hideous rainbow-striped “rave dress” and i thought that accessorizing meant wearing as many shitty plastic bracelets as humanly possible
junior high was the real nightmare though, i was deep in my mall goth phase and wore massive platform boots with striped tights and tiny miniskirts and invader zim shirts because i thought i was emily the strange
in junior high i had a button-up white short-sleeved shirt with a shitty painted Jack Skellington face on the breast pocket and a baggy pair of black parachute pants with saggy belts on it that i wore almost every second day for a whole year. i had to mend both of those things by hand (meaning noticeably shoddily) because my mom hated them so much, and i couldn’t even wash the shirt bc the paint i put on it wasn’t even meant for fabric. that was back when i had a crusty eyebrow piercing that kept getting rejected and frizzy-yet-greasy blueberry black hair, so i was 100% the grossest emo kid in my school.
i had this sweater that had big thick horizontal black and white stripes that i’d wear over my school uniform shirt, plus my black uniform shorts and some knee high black and white socks to match the sweater, and black skate shoes + long black hair with a side fringe + bad white foundation and heavy eyeliner smudged all over my eyes
Black JNCO jeans. Various RANDOM QUIRKY TEEN quote t-shirts, like “KEEP STARING, I MIGHT DO A TRICK”. Hawaiian shirts. I looked like Weird Al had thrown up in a Hot Topic.
Cheap black leather jacket worn at all times, no matter the weather.
Continued wearing that thing through half of undergrad, too. Christ.