Liberty, the object of JT’s subconscious desire, is seen around school in her usual overalls and shades of red. But in JT’s dreams, she wears her hair down and adorned with a flower, and a yellow halter tropical dress. Oooh, Riberty!
DTNG FASHION S3E1: Father Figure Part 1 Aired: 2003
If a pregnant woman is not wearing overalls, is she even pregnant? Well, here’s Spike again, preggo by accident again, but she’s taking it quite well finally. She’s still sporting her choppy hair cut with chunky highlights and even throws in a zigzag part. Featured ‘fits are a blue collared tank, and orange and pink tank, and a red tank. We also got a glimpse of a throwback from the yearbook; this is the one that inspired Ashley to say “maybe that should be my new look”. Yeah, you can try, Ash.
S2E21: Tears are Not Enough, Part 1 Aired: 2003
Liberty is so smug, I can’t get over it! She’s wearing a yellow tee with overalls – gotta say, i love her in yellow. Then she wears a Degrassi-colored jacket outside. And lastly she wears a plain grey tee.
Sorry, I had to grab this shot of Liberty bending over hahha. But honestly it does demonstrate the low rise nature of the pants back then, combined with the shorter nature of the shirts. This first outfit is Liberty impersonating JT, dressed in her JT costume. He did not find it funny as you may recall. Then she wears a button down shirt under overalls, looking like a proper junior high child. And finally we see her decked out in a custodial uniform, to pay off her graffiti debt.
S2E3: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Liberty time! It seems the school has been handing out those plastic sunglasses left and right because everyone’s got em. Here’s Liberty doing announcements with Mohammed in overalls and a yellow top. And she too goes all out for the 80s dance. Unfortunately if she’s dressed up as an 80s figure, I couldn’t tell you who it is. I am surprisingly 80s culture deprived. Liberty wears her hair big, lipstick and eyeshadow, bulky jewelry, and some sort of black sequined outfit which I can’t quite make out in this pitch black school. But she is definitely feeling herself.
Liberty is part of this B plot where JT and Toby are trying to win a Pringles sweepstakes and Liberty and Spinner join in. BUT, this is a crucial fashion moment for Liberty. We’ll get to it in a moment here. First she’s wearing this red, grey, and black top with some dark wash carpenter jeans. Her nails are painted a shimmery powder blue. And NEXT. Is THE shoe.
Emma: “…What are those?”
Liberty: “Aren’t they the most beautiful boots you’ve ever seen?”
Says the girl who wears dolphin pants and three pigtails. So these are Liberty’s red cowboy boots which are super hyped, but I’m not sure if they ever appear again. I’ll look out for them. With the boots she wears khaki overalls (the legs of which she tucks into her boots) and a thinly-striped reddish shirt.
We are still exploring awkward adolescence through the eyes of Emma, with minor assistance from Manny. This is the episode where Emma goes on a date with Sean. Man these were hard times. I mean, I wasn’t exactly allowed to go on DATES at age 12 myself but, ya know, my parents would like drive me to the school dance where I had a “date” with an equally shy and awkward boy. My god. The little photo they take before the date – so relatable. I’m in pain. So these pictures are out of order in the post, but first we have Emma in a nice 3/4 sleeve top and khakis. We don’t really like, wear khakis recreationally anymore do we? I don’t think anyone just puts on khakis to go with their outfits these days. Correct me if I’m wrong. I remember wearing them and I remember them really not being the most comfortable or practical. Her hair is crimped AND curled under and the wears a plastic chunky watch. Oh yeah and she has a reddish zip up hoodie too. Then we have a couple of shots of her in her dorky little gym outfit. Ugh, we all deserve an award for surviving junior high. Then it’s time for the date! Looks like she fluffed up her hair a bit to get ready. And as you may remember, we get two outfits because a bird shat on her first one. First is the blue shirt with black zip up sweater. Then she switches to a red shirt and overalls. Like, I don’t know why she’s worried about her outfit, because she just looks like she’s ready for her first day of kindergarten, definitely not gonna be seducing anyone tonight. And lastly, she gazes at Sean in her tan velour zip up and STILL crimped hair.
DTNG FASHION S1E10: Rumours and Reputations
Oh, it’s Liberty’s time to shine. Just kidding. It’s time for her to be publicly humiliated. So let’s talk her fashion. First she wears wide-leg dark wash jeans, white sneakers, a ponytail, headband, and orange-red shirt of course, because that’s her current color scheme, and some tiny heart-shaped studded earrings. Outside, Armstrong comes up to pass her a love note and it looks like she dons an orangey sweater over the current ensemble. The next day, she’s got some overalls over a navy shirt and under an orange zipup sweater. I also got a little closeup of the white shoes and the little flowers embroidered on the hem of the overall pants. Oh, those little 2000s details.
Liberty wears a yellow floral long sleeve tee and her backpack strapped up as high as it will possibly go (which was totally uncool when I was a kid). And then she butchers the morning announcement in rusty red and overalls.