Junior Chloe Sit attended a Catholic junior high school, before entering Stuyvesant in ninth grade. After being required to wear a school uniform for four years, she now defines her own style.
The Spectator: What are you wearing right now?
Chloe Sit: I’m wearing a dress, a necklace, black tights and boots. I was in a hurry in the morning today, when I got dressed, so I kind of just wore anything, but then my grandma told me it was wet and rainy outside, which is why I’m wearing the boots.
TS: How do you make an outfit? What are you influenced by?
CS: It just kind of depends on my mood that day and how I think it looks. I guess if I were in a brighter mood, I would take some more time to think about what to wear, and if I were in a darker mood, I would really just wear whatever.
TS: Can you describe your style for me?
CS: Well truthfully, I can’t really say the way I dress falls under a certain category or style. I really just wear the things that I find are appealing to me and that I feel good in.
TS: Has the way you dressed, your taste for clothes, always been the same or has it changed over the years?
CS: Actually, before I attended Stuy, I went to a Catholic school, so I wore a uniform to school everyday. It wasn’t until the summer of eighth grade that I really had the need for normal clothes. I really just went around getting clothes that caught my attention as I still do now.
TS: How does other people’s perception of your image affect what you choose to wear?
CS: I don’t care that much, how I personally view myself is more important to me. But at the same time, I care enough so as not to wear something extremely ridiculous. I mean, I won’t come to school one day wearing astronaut pants. But, sometimes, when people think that a particular outfit I am wearing is a little strange, I find it to be good.
TS: How do you choose the clothes you buy? What do you look for?
CS: Well, I just pick out what I think looks good. I’m pretty flexible. When I go into a store, I don’t go in with something particular in mind. I just go in and whatever catches my eye, I buy. However I don’t usually buy clothes that have a brand name on them that is visible, for example, a shirt that says Abercrombie and Fitch on it.
TS: Where do you like to shop?
CS: I like to go to a lot of places where pretty much everyone else goes to shop for clothes. I shop in SoHo a lot though, especially in H&M and American Apparel. I really like these places because in these stores, especially H&M, I can find clothes that don’t have brand names on them. I also look for places that have cute vintage clothes because I find that not many people really wear true vintage clothes and by wearing vintage, I guess it gives me a sense of individuality.