A bizarre fashion trend has emerged at Schoolies on the Gold Coast – and some youngsters are calling it out.
Young men are opting for matching group attire, wearing resort-style coloured shirts and matching shorts, along with polarized sunglasses that are usually donned by lycra-cladded cyclists.
The get-ups are impossible to miss and often feature tropical fruits such as watermelons or pineapples.
These three young men have bought into the ‘matching’ fashion trend at Schoolies has infuriated some people
One frustrated TikTok user called out countless young men for wearing matching group attire during Schoolies over the past few weeks
This gentleman was impossible to miss with his pyjama type get-up plus his mullet like hair
A clip mocking the outfits has gone viral, with TikTok user Nicholas2444 commenting ‘oh my sweet Jesus what is that,’ before highlighting some of the questionable clothing choices donned by many at the annual end of year celebration.
Plenty were keen to pass on their thoughts about the trend, with one saying it looked like a ‘pyjama party.’
However, not everyone was criticising the outfits.
‘It’s cute as f*ck if they want to wear matching outfits with their besties,’ one TikTok user commented.
Meanwhile, new data has revealed the staggering amount of alcohol some teenagers consume each night during Schoolies.
Data obtained from the Drug ARM Australasia’s Schoolies Research Project shows they consume an average of nine alcoholic drinks a session – twice the suggested maximum daily intake for adults.
The data shows 75 per cent of teens got drunk with their friends, 26 per cent vomited from excessive drinking, and 24 per cent of youngsters were involved in fights once the sun went down.
A further 20 per cent passed out from excessive alcohol consumption, according to the statistics revealed in the Herald Sun.
A second study conducted by Lorne and Torquay discovered one in five experienced alcohol-related harm at Schoolies, engaged in unprotected sex, and seven per cent used illegal drugs.
Despite the statistics, police said the group were the best behaved Schoolies group ever.
A total of 28 school leavers and 88 non-school leavers – known as toolies – were arrested during the first week of celebrations – half as many as in previous years.
Some young men have boldly decided to wear ‘fruit watermelon’ resort style get-ups at Schoolies this year
Coloured polarized style sunglasses have also been in vogue for many the past few weeks at Schoolies celebrations across Australia