Quintessential Kenyon: Student Life, Uncut

What Is Kenyon Wearing?

Fredrika Pfeiffer
January 7, 2020

Something I didn’t know about Kenyon before getting here is how stylish the student body is. For the most part, you won’t catch a Kenyon student in Peirce, or anywhere, in their pajamas, or even in sweatpants. I’ve thought a lot about why that is, and I think it comes down to practicality (Ohio is cold and/or wet frequently) and possibly that people feel an inclination to look good, because they will be seeing people they know all day long. 

The trends are pretty much divided between the two sides of Peirce, Old and New. New Side is more thrifted, Urban Outfitters, mom jeans, Blundstones, whatever, and Old Side is more preppy and athleisure (they are athletes). 

For the most part, I think everyone here sees fashion as something fun. I always tell my roommate that sometimes I have to go to New Side for inspiration before I can decide on my outfit. (I’m telling you, it’s a big deal.) 

So, enjoy this video! And thanks to Lexie Lombard, who inspired this project, and to everyone who let us film them.