Category Archives: Trend: Casual Khakis

Terri MacGregor Fashion 3.10

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S3E10:
 Never Gonna Give You Up
Aired: 2003

I wish we were getting such a huge Terri spread under better circumstances, but as we all know, this is where her relationship with Rick is turning sour. First, Terri is wearing her hair half-up and a horizontally-striped shirt, and that cute heart necklace. Then she’s polishing her acting skills with an open button down and a khaki midi skirt. Ew, no to that skirt. Then, we’re in more of a classic Terri look – pajama chic. Sweatpants with a short sleeve ZUH. Just kidding, I’m not actually going to call zip up hoodies ZUHs. For dress rehearsal she dons a gingham sweater and this is the first time gingham has looked unappetizing to me. (Not because of her, but because of the sweater/color itself.) Next she’s in a gray and turquoise blouse and the heart necklace again. I also wanted to point out her French-manicured nails. Which I’d never noticed were severely out of style. HOWEVER, I think they’re sliding their way back into fashion as we speak. Poor sweet Terri. This is a completely overused phrase these days but, she doesn’t deserve this. Our final ‘fit ia a terra-cotta colored henley top paired with some newfound conviction. Conviction that sadly does not last.

Rick Murray Fashion 3.10

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S3E10:
 Never Gonna Give You Up
Aired: 2003

Rick. He definitely has a certain silhouette. Baggy pants, an open overshirt blowing in the wind (along with his hair), and that messenger bag across his body. He’s also got a pretty predictable color scheme, muted ‘masculine’ colors, and khakis and denims. No need to break down any individual ‘fit. Plus, how many of us really want to sit here and look at him longer than we have to? Even before any abuse began, how likable was he? Not very.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 3.10

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S3E10:
 Never Gonna Give You Up
Aired: 2003

First, Paige is wearing a light blue tank with some casual khakis. Then, she’s wearing this asymmetrical multicolored tank and, the bottom of this outfit is bizarre. A midi pencil jean skirt with these brown wedge boots it looks like she swiped from her mom or something. Then, she’s in the bathroom in a tiny tee with a floral design and raglan style sleeves, again with those casual khakis. She wears a dark jean jacket outside. Also, enjoy the blue Paige sunglasses because I’m not quite sure when they disappear. And lastly we see a nice blue and yellow blouse with a blue shirt underneath.

Manny Santos Fashion 3.10

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S3E10:
 Never Gonna Give You Up
Aired: 2003

First Manny is briefly seen in a pink tracksuit, but the real fashion focus this episode is this tropical, pink and yellow, one-shoulder shirt. I love this, such a 2000s vibe! She wears it with, what I’m going to classify as “casual khakis” though they could be dress pants. Regardless, this is still more examples of the kids casually wearing more dressy pants!

Manny Santos Fashion 3.9

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S3E9:
 Against All Odds
Aired: 2003

This is it, folks. Another absolutely iconic Manny fashion episode. Second only to the first appearance of the thong I’d say. She’s on a MISSION you guys – to SEDUCE Craig into loving her. Somehow it worked, for a while, too. First she’s wearing this skin-tight athletic-inspired tee, with low-rise casual khakis. Her hair is so curly and lovely. Let’s move on. The RAVE. The CLUB outfit. Carefully curated by Manny on a mission. First is this pink and yellow crop top with flared sleeves. Then, this immaculate pink thong emerging from her low-rise super-tight jeans. And then hoop earrings, the hoopiest hoops ever. Also, super big hair. It’s really a shame that we don’t get a full view of this ensemble. And finally, we are back at school and Manny is wearing all pink – a light pink athletic set with a satin track jacket and white shoes. And she has a big blowout with Emma that somehow invisibly resolves itself.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 3.7

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S3E7:
 Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Aired: 2003

So, I work with college students, Zoomers as I like to call them as I write this in 2020. I was telling them about how we used to wear khakis casually. Like, wear them to school with Converse and a tee and whatever. I recently noticed that people don’t do this anymore? So I was telling one of my Zoomers about it and she was baffled. In honor of that, I am establishing a new “trends” category on the blog format: “Casual Khakis”. (Unfortunately this means I now have to backtrack and tag all the other appearances of casual khakis.) Anyway, so Paige is first seen wearing her yarn-adorned jean jacket with khakis. Then we briefly see a brownish halter in MI. In the gym, she sees Craig singing to Ashley, and she wears some kind of blue tank. For her not-so-surprise party, she’s got a midi skirt and some clear heels, with a pink tube top and curled hair. I absolutely love this look on Paige. Crazy to think she’s got her life WAY more together right now than people like Ash or Manny. Also, I want you to notice that in Ashley’s house, there are always little red hankies thrown over the lamps. Watch for it, you’ll see it. Anywhere Ashley is trying to set a mood, there are hankies over lamps.

Toby Isaacs Fashion 3.6

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S3E6:
 Gangsta Gangsta
Aired: 2003

Toby still sits perfectly on the cusp between the 90s and the 2000s, sporting tiny glasses, that middle-part wedge kinda haircut, and lots of horizontal stripes. And I have to say, that his school picture, may be the best thing I’ve ever seen on Degrassi.

Emma Nelson Fashion 3.6

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S3E6:
 Gangsta Gangsta
Aired: 2003

The beginning of the second end, of Sean and Emma. Weird relationship, don’t really approve of it myself. But in terms of style, you reeeeeaaally are starting to see the separation between the two, as their styles completely clash, reflecting their completely different interests and lifestyles. Look, I’m not trying to say people of different subcultures can’t have a healthy relationship, but you gotta admit that a hippie dating a gangster is a stretch. First Emma wears a burgundy blouse, khaki capris, and cream colored sneakers. Next she cleans the ravine in a blue tie-dye tank and more khakis. I was just mentioning to one of my zoomer coworkers that we all used to wear khakis casually, and she was like, whaaaa? Next is her school picture, which is kinda sad, because it’s like a kind gesture that’s about to get crumpled up. Anyway she’s wearing a pinkish tee with a mandala on it. And finally, Emma is signing the picture and trying to give it to Sean, wearing her floor-length purse, a jean skirt, and a white peasant top.

Alex Nunez Fashion 3.6

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S3E6:
 Gangsta Gangsta
Aired: 2003

Is this really our first time featuring MY QUEEN ALEX NUNEZ? I could have sworn she’s been in the background a time or two before now, but I guess not. Anyway, no matter. Alex is a goddess, I adore her – her attitude, her attire, everything. So she’s first seen as Jay’s gum-chewing appendage. She kinda has intimidating bad-girl vibes similar to Tabi. She literally gives no effs, as is apparent by her baggy pants, constant nail-filing, gum-chewing, and bra straps falling down. Alex has a certain uniform, the same way Sean or Jay usually do. A stacked haircut, tank top, sunglasses, hoops, and headphones, and low-rise, baggy pants. Her style is so effortlessly cool, despite its simplicity. She’s such a badass, I can’t wait to share more of her.

Spinner Mason Fashion 3.5

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S3E5:
 Pride, Part 2
Aired: 2003

One of Spinner’s most irredeemable moments. Ugh. Let’s just talk about the clothes. First, he’s briefly a skateboarder and tightening his trucks or something in a tee and baggy olive khakis. Then he’s wearing a cutoff in the gym which just reminds me of his body odor. And finally, another tee and that digital wristwatch we see on so many people. It’s interesting, it just occurred to me that there’d definitely be more of a purpose in a wrist watch for city kids. Rural kids like me didn’t have a city bus to catch or anything like that. Our parents drove us everywhere and there were clocks on the wall at school. No real NEED for a watch.