When her mother died the beginning of her 4th year at Salem, EJ completely withdrew from everyone. She merely went through the motions of being human. She started dressing almost exclusively in black to show mourning.
The only people who stuck with her were her cousin Danielle and her childhood friends Kayla and Hannah. They all joined her descent into darker, more macabre ideologies and started dressing accordingly.
EJ is more 'traditional' goth and varies in cuts and styles as long as it's comfortable and dark colored. She likes her clothing to be loose fitting, something she maintained after switching back to being 'normal'.