SUISUN CITY — The adage “save the best for last” doesn’t apply to school clothes.
The first day of school is all about showing off anything and everything that is new.
As children filtered in Wednesday at Crescent Elementary School, there was a plethora of looks – from mohawk hair to braids, denim to diamonds.
Sophia Newcomer, a fifth-grader, was easy to spot in her black T-shirt with sequins that spelled out “I ♥ Me.” It was paired with a zebra print skirt. Sophia also had some pink streaks in her hair.
“My favorite colors are black, pink and white,” she said of her choice.
The outfit was also a reflection of her fashion personality.
“I’m not exactly casual,” she said. “Once and awhile, I like to go casual.”
Second-grader Cameron Woods opted to go with all Shaun White garb, from his gray-, black- and white-striped polo to his black shorts and colorful zip hoodie.
He chose the clothes to show the Olympic snowboarder is a favorite.
Since it was his first day at a new school, Cameron was out to impress.
“I thought it would look cool and my friends would think I was cool and I could hang out with them,” he said.
His friend, Kameron Jasper, a first-grader, was also marking her first day at a new school. Her outfit was all about colors because she likes colorful items, she said.
Sisters Milan Summerall, 9, and Tahlia Summerall, 7, also had personal reasons for their first-day outfit choices.
Milan, a fourth-grader, donned a gray and black shirt with letters that spelled out “Love.”
“I liked that it said ‘love’ on it,” she said of her choice. She paired it with red pants.
Tahlia, a third-grader, wore a Mickey Mouse dress with black and gray potatoes on a red background. “I don’t know if Mickey Mouse is still in,” said their mother, Robbin Summerall.
The family shopped over the summer and picked up items they liked as they saw them.
Brothers Shehbaaz and Mehtab Khinda are two distinct personalities and have decidedly different styles, said their mom, Ravi Khinda.
Shebaaz, a third-grader, wore a gold chain with his Spongebob Square pants T-shirt, a blue hoodie and blue jeans. He topped it off with a Spiderman hat, not necessarily because that’s his favorite superhero.
“I like the hat,” he said.
“He’s the bling-bling guy,” said Ravi Khinda.
Mehtab, a fifth-grader, wore a pair of 3D “Despicable Me” sunglasses with a green hoodie and cargo shorts. His bling was less visible. One has to get him to smile to see the flourescent green braces.
Twins Caleigh and Chloe Perez, second-graders, matched from head to toe. Their T-shirts featured a picture of a dog sitting in a sneaker with the expression “LOL.” Their black leggings, denim shorts and matching backpacks left some parents with double vision.
Alex Aguirre, a fifth-grader, went sentimental by pairing a Jack Skellington hoodie with turquoise jeans. An older cousin, who moved away, gave him the jacket.
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