Cargo Denim and Elf Bars
after school weekend edition
Hi friends! Welcome back to After School ✨weekend edition✨, an extra long and extra opinionated youth culture digest for paid subscribers.
It’s going to be 92 degrees in NYC today, and as soon as I hit send on this, I’m heading to heaven, or as close to heaven as you can get via Brooklyn — I’m talking about the Rockaways — with a Court Street Grocer ham & cheese in hand (tastes even better after a hot 90-minute subway ride through Queens and a little dusting of sand). This winter felt impossibly long, and I can’t believe beach season is finally upon us. The sun is calling, and so is that sandwich, so let’s get to it.
But first! I was on Kinsey Grant’s podcast Thinking Is Cool (it is indeed!) chatting about BeReal this week. Listen here, if you’d like!
OK, today we’re talking:
A (kinda ugly tbh) denim collab that sold out immediately
The ‘90s brand your mom probably wore that Depoppers just discovered
The wedding chain making a play for young brides-to-be
Booze and drugs! Survey says youth have discovered vices…
And so much more - 2,217 words more, in fact. I hope you enjoy!
⚡ Trends ⚡
WSJ reports on the return of the Juicy tracksuit, which is something we’ve been talking about for nearly a year and I have yet to see this trend actually manifest IRL, but they’re really trying to make it happen.
Olivia Hopley, a 25-year-old London vintage dealer, grew up near Brighton, England idolizing the older teens and celebrities she saw wearing Juicy Couture. Today, she wears vintage Juicy tracksuits often, and “has sold hundreds of them online on Depop over the past few years.”
The baby tee – that staple of summer style – has had an upgrade for 2022, writes the Guardian. One fashion editor called baby tees “the staple of comfort dressing” — when I think of “comfort dressing,” midriff-baring baby tees aren’t the first thing that comes to mind for me, but OK! — adding that they’re “definitely part of the nineties and Y2K revival alongside the ubiquitous popularity of skate style.”
And to wear with all those baby tees, cargo denim is the anti-skinny jeans trend that’ll be everywhere this summer.