Baggy Jeans and School Dropouts

Your daily dispatch of youth culture

Pete Davidson is playing Joey Ramone in a Netflix biopic (sure, OK!), sweater vests are sexy now (or so says the Times), and…

A NEW ‘DENIM CYCLE’? AFTER A DECADE, JEANS MOVE FROM SKINNY TO LOOSE
Baggy jeans are a “hallmark of our post-pandemic world,” largely due to TikTok teens who haven’t worn skinny jeans since they were babies. Which leads me to… nyt

AMERICAN EAGLE SAYS FIRST-QUARTER SALES ON PACE TO TOP $1 BILLION AS SHOPPERS STOCK UP ON JEANS AND SHIRTS
Teens are still buying leggings at AE (probably because they’re TikTok-viral), but “stimulus checks and pent-up demand” are fueling sales of jeans and going-out tops. cnbc

‘ISOLATED AND UNSUPPORTED’ STUDENTS TELL US WHY THEY’RE CLOSE TO QUITTING
40% of students have considered dropping out of higher education since the pandemic began. dazed

GROWING PAINS: WHY COVID’S DISRUPTIONS TAKE A HEAVY TOLL ON TEENS
"I was so social, and now I feel so — I don't know, introverted, awkward." A depressing look at how teens are taking all of this. Speaking of… salon

WE USE SOCIAL MEDIA BEFORE BED TO AVOID OUR EMOTIONS, SAYS NEW RESEARCH
76% of Gen Z say they put no time aside to reflect on their feelings and emotions daily. i-d