Gold Coast Schoolies: Bizarre Fashion Trend Taking Over

Crime against fashion! The bizarre trend taking Schoolies by storm – new data reveals the staggering amount of booze teenagers consume every night at the party

  • Schoolies’ Questionable Fashion Choices Are Called Out
  • Young men opt for matching group clothes that look like ‘pyjamas’
  • New data shows that schoolchildren consume an average of nine alcoholic drinks per session


A bizarre fashion trend has sprung up at Schoolies on the Gold Coast — and some young people are calling it out.

Young men opt for matching group clothes, wearing resort-style colored shirts and matching shorts, along with polarized sunglasses usually worn by lycra-clad cyclists.

The get-togethers are not to be missed and often feature tropical fruits such as watermelons or pineapple.

These three young men have bought into the ‘matching’ fashion trend on Schoolies and it has made some people furious

A frustrated TikTok user called out countless young men for wearing matching group clothes during Schoolies in recent weeks

A frustrated TikTok user called out countless young men for wearing matching group clothes during Schoolies in recent weeks

This gentleman was impossible to miss with his pajama-esque outfit plus his mullet-like hair

This gentleman was impossible to miss with his pajama-esque outfit plus his mullet-like hair

A clip mocking the outfits has gone viral, with TikTok user Nicholas2444 commenting “oh my dear Jesus, what is that,” before highlighting some of the questionable clothing choices worn by many at the annual New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Many were eager to share their thoughts on the trend, and one said it was like a “pajama party.”

However, not everyone criticized the outfits.

“It’s so cute when they want to wear matching outfits with their besties,” commented one TikTok user.

Meanwhile, new data has revealed the staggering amount of alcohol some teens consume every night during Schoolies.

Data obtained from the Schoolies Research Project of Drug ARM Australasia shows that they consume an average of nine alcoholic drinks per session – twice the recommended maximum daily intake for adults.

The data shows that 75 percent of teens got drunk with their friends, 26 percent vomited from excessive drinking, and 24 percent of teens engaged in fights once the sun went down.

Another 20 percent passed out from excessive alcohol consumption, according to statistics in the Herald Sun.

A second survey, conducted by Lorne and Torquay, found that one in five had experienced alcohol-related harm on Schoolies, had unprotected sex and seven percent used illegal drugs.

Despite the statistics, police said the group was the best-behaved Schoolies group ever.

In the first week of the celebrations, a total of 28 school leavers and 88 non-school leavers – also known as toolies – were arrested – half as many as in previous years.

Some young men have boldly decided to wear resort-style

Some young men have boldly decided to wear resort-style “fruit-watermelon” dresses at Schoolies this year

Polarized-style colored sunglasses have also been in vogue at Schoolies parties across Australia in recent weeks.

Polarized-style colored sunglasses have also been in vogue at Schoolies parties across Australia in recent weeks.

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