Stylish Students

You don’t need a stylist to be stylish


Anastasia Diakolios

Some students use their style to convey their mood and confidence, such as Marco Stetller ’21.

In a school as large as Bronx Science, it is easy to feel like you are just a face in the crowd.  But for some students, being another face in the crowd is not an option. These students have taken to expressing their own distinct identities through unique and eye-catching outfits. They believe that style can set them apart, and that their outfits are the physical equivalent of “show, don’t tell.” 

What do you think about when you’re getting dressed in the morning? Some go for function over fashion and don’t spend too much time on it. For a handful of students, what they wear is a life-affirming expression of their character and spirit. Style is a very subjective concept and some find it difficult to define what it means to be “stylish,” but at its core, it is simply self-expression. Lucky for us, our school enables us to have almost complete autonomy over what we wear. This lenient dress code allows students to use their style as a reflection of their individual complexity as humans. 

For those of us who have done a double take upon seeing somebody’s outfit in the hallway and thought, “Wow, I wish I could dress like that,” I offer some insight into the minds of a few stylish kids at school. Akunna Njokku ’21 described her style as “eclectic and increasingly moving towards a greater state of entropy.” She cites her desire to cause shock and surprise as the reason for her “crazy and impractical style.” 

The desire to stand out from other people seems to be a common theme with Marco Stettler ’21 who said, “I don’t want to look like other people because other people aren’t me.” Additionally, both Njokku and Stettler participate in the creation of  their own clothing to add more flare to their already multi-faceted style. “DIY” pieces are a way to ensure that nobody else in the world has the same item as you. “I tear shirts up, cut up my jeans, break my jewelry and merge them with other accessories, draw on my pants, sew and iron-on patches and write poems or words all over some of my pieces,” stated Njokku.  

“I don’t want to look like other people because other people aren’t me,” said Marco Stettler ’21

A common element Njokku cited as an indicator of good style is coordination. “In a good outfit, I look for intention. There has to be some type of vision,” shared Njokku. Whether you like dressing up or dressing down, we can all appreciate the creativity that some students here at Bronx Science posses. 

Anastasia Diakolios  
Stella Sarkozy ’22 appreciates attention to detail in her outfits and believes that it makes all the difference. “Accessories are a key component of any outfit. Some cool jewelry can take a plain look and make it crazy,” Sarkozy said.
Anastasia Diakolios 
It’s easy to get sucked into trends, but Hownam Chung ’20 thinks it’s important to stay true to yourself. “I think I’ve moved past wearing branded statement pieces, and I’m beginning to explore what I really like, not what others might like,” he said.
Celeste Abourjeili 
Some students use their style to convey their mood and confidence. “I am my own style icon because I don’t see a lot of people dressing like me,” said Akunna Njoku ’21