Now these pieces alone have their own functions in the fashion world, namely being expensively comfortable and warm.
But I wanted to understand why so many girls at Gonzaga pair these three things together when it looks so unflattering in my opinion. Don't even get me started about the uneven proportions it creates from head to toe. From a fashion critic's perspective, I think the outfit itself does not express individuality or look well put together.
My personal opinion is prevalent throughout the candid commentary and I provided opinions from students of different demographics and genders to balance against my personal distaste for a conformist trend. My intention is not for women and men to feel degraded if they choose comfort over style, my intention is to shed light on a fashion subculture that so many people conform to and understand the reasoning behind it.
Check out my social experiment and deconstruction of winter's most popular pieces in The Gonzaga Bulletin below.
Shout out to my gorgeous friend Hannah for agreeing to don this dismal outfit!
I also want to thank Christian, Daniel, Megan, Brittany and my professor Claudia for sharing their insights in my article. I appreciate and respect all of Gonzaga's student body regardless of their opinion on fashion and what it represents.