Your comprehensive guide to cliquey high school fashion. Whether you’re a “Plastic” or a “Pink Lady” there are certain dress code expectations that must be met, or else … YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!
There is nothing clique-ier than dress code regulations that dictate which days you may wear pink. FYI: It’s Wednesday.
If committing social suicide is more your thang you are gonna need to get yourself a North Shore golf tee & letterman jacket.
And in keeping with the math clique theme …
Josie Grossey and her math inclined pals opt for forest green pullovers and a “witty” crew name.
Nothing says “I’m with the cool kids” like wearing your cheerleading uniform all day erryday.
PINK LADIES/T BIRDS
In the (imaginary) 50’s, high school cliques were identified by their jackets; emblazoned with their crew name across the back. Subtle they are NOT, but they DO make spotting your best friends in the crowded cafeteria a hell of a lot easier. (P.s. I thought all the guys were T birds!?! Why are those two wearing non-crew/non-leather jackets? Grounds for dismissal?)
THE “PERSIAN MAFIA”
CHER (to newcomer Tai): “And that’s the Persian mafia. You can’t hang with them unless you own a BMW.”
Ok, so I don’t know if this crew of mean girls has an official name, so for the purposes of this post they will be called “The Pastels”. Or “The Girls Who Think They Are Cooler Than Romy & Michelle.” Either way they are tacky as all hell – sateen looks good on NO woman!
COFFEE KIDS/WHITE RASTAS/COYBOYS/FUTURE MBA’S
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) (Go ahead and skip to 3:40)
MICHAEL (to Cameron): “These are your future MBAs- We’re all Ivy League accepted. Yuppie greed is back, my friend.”
If you want to fit in with these guys don’t buy your Izods at an outlet mall!
And FINALLY: The clique of all cliques!
If you wanna hang with them and your name is NOT Heather – you better have A LOT of shoulder pads.