Acalanes High School - Aklan Yearbook (Lafayette, CA)

 - Class of 1981

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Clad in plaid. Guys tried to achieve a rugged yet well-groomed look. Karl Sevin, clothed in a comfortable flannel shirt, reads a chapter of Decision Making in American Government in his 6th period class. Two-tone attire. Clothed in the familiar rubgy shirt and jeans, John Dearborn studies the strategies of a Dungeons and Dragons game. Rugby shirts were a common sight on both girls and boys because they were easy to mix and match. £ d.J ? Bundled up. Kim Troxel, loe Parlette, and Laleh Quinn sit in the Quad during their free 6th period talking and studying. Although sun glasses, parkas, and vests were more characteristic of mountain wear, the cold )anuary weather forced students to dress accordingly. Howdy, partner. Western music and gear were trendy forms of self-expression. A cowboy hat sits atop Dave Letcher ' s head while he chats with Mike Schoen, wearing cowboy boots. Vogue threesome. Susan Cosso, Dana Fill inger and Molly Moran watch a friend in Fairy Square in the few minutes before classes start. The halls were filled with students wearing clothing that had been prominently displayed in the stores and featured in magazines. 126 TRENDS

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Fashion conscious. Attired in stylish Mexican pullovers, sweaters, Cherokees and Nike shoes, Carolyn Papini and Elisa Maggidoff discuss their plans for the weekend. During the winter months, students combined sweaters with an assortment of pullovers which provided .varmth and good looks. Sweat it out. With only a few minutes before his 3rd period class begins, Mike Worthington munches on a zombie. Hot food and heavy clothing, such as sweats, were essentials for the winter months. Winning looks. Candidates running for class offices felt that it was imperative to make a positive impression during their speeches by wearing attractive clothing. Kristy Stanfill wears a fashionable skirt, blouse and vest combination for her successful bid for Freshman class treasurer. To top it off. Topsiders were universally worn for their comfort and simplicity. Heather Riegg shows Elizabeth Stearns one of her Christmas presents, her new Topsiders. in Fashion Flash A look at what ' s new and old I counted them one brisk winter day; there were thir- teen pair in a room of twenty- seven people. The world had been infested with Topsider- mania. People wore them with virtually everything from skirts to sweats; they were definitely the shoe of the year. However, deck shoes were not the only fad of the 80 ' s — other fashions added a new dimension as we ventured into a new decade. Were we reliving the past? The monogrammed sweaters, straight legged levis, and penny loafers were on their second round. Although they were new to the student of the 80 ' s, these clothes were remi- niscent of the 50 ' s. Mothers and fathers could pull out their old high school clothes to wear again or pass them on to their son or daughter. Anu Jog said, " I think I ' ve heard my mom say more than a thousand times that she wished she had kept her high school day clothes. She has told me that every sweater and skirt she wore in the fifties would be perfect for today. " Along with the 50 ' s look came button-down collars, crewneck sweaters, blazers and pleated pants; the preppy look had arrived. Eileen Simon said, " I knew it was coming. People were dressing more casually than ever and that (continued) 125 TRENDS



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A new twist. As the styles for hair got longer, many girls found it convenient to pull their hair away from the face in braids. Kim Morris wears her hai french braid. Look o f the day. Anita log and Nancy Boaman converse in the Quad on a cool Friday afternoon. At the end of the week, students found it a relief to sweaters and sweatshirts for a more comfortable feeling. Foreign exchange, lenny Spalding, dressed in a Mexican sweater, watches lunchtime activities in the Quad. Thick wool sweaters, purchased in Mexico, were popular when a T-shirt or crew neck just wasn ' t enough to keep warm. Fashion Flash A look at what ' s new and old simple preppy look just added a little flair to the styles. " The 80 ' s ushered in a relaxed look — sweatpants and Mexi- can ponchos seemed to be the trend. More popular than ever were college sweatshirts. It was almost as though a mas- sive program for college pub- licity had begun. Nearly everyone sported shirts boast- ing the names of Stanford, Cal Poly, Berkeley, or Brown. Julie Sussman commented, " People have always worn them but never before have sweatshirts been so popular. They ' re warm and comfortable and they let people publicize their favorite schools. " Boys grabbed what just hap- pened to be on the hangers in the morning. Usually this meant that they were clad in pants, shirts and sweaters. Somehow, this casual com- bination turned out just right. Matt Lewis said, " I don ' t worry about what I ' m wearing, I just put on something warm and comfortable, which most often means pants and a sweater. It ' s only by chance that I wear things that are considered styl- ish. " Students wore what they wanted when they wanted. Fashionwise the 80 ' s reflected a 50ish feeling with stress on letting your own style shine through. 127 TRENDS

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