I know it's a bit late but... NEW YEAR, NEW LAYOUT! From now on the layout will be different, there will be a new section and so many more 'add ons' and exciting things to see on the blog! Hope you enjoy and have a Happy New Year!
As i've moved around and explored these holidays i've noticed the clothes most teens have been wearing and i've started to see a pattern. It used to be tight midriff tops with leggings or jeggings and converse and really it has only slightly changed but mostly due to everyone getting older. There is the outfit i mentioned above and then there is the outfit that consists of short shorts with an oversized top and jumper with Nike or Adidas shoes.
Now, i'm not trying to say that this kind of clothing is bad, to be honest, Adidas is a really great, popular and trending brand at the moment and has some great items, yet its the way people wear the clothing and the popularity of it that makes it a 'typical teen outfit'. This type of clothing has become something that girls wear when they want to 'fit in' or look like 'one of those people' (if you know what i mean).
Twice these holidays i have had people come up to me with the same opinion. When i was out at lunch with a friend she told me this, "This is what my mum said: 'All girls your age look the same. I've worked it out. They either have straight blonde or brown hair, wear a black or white singlet top, really short shorts or tight skirts and converse trainers.' And i just said, 'Yep that's about right.'"
All girls these days wear the same thing!
The thing is, although there is this kind of expectation or way to dress for teens these days, we really don't have to listen to it, although that's easier said then done. The fact that there are stores all around us telling us what we should buy and how we should look doesn't really help us when we're trying to invent our own style. You just need to know the right stores to go to depending on what type of style you want. For example, i have a friend who has the craziest, out if this world style which would look absolutely weird on anyone, except her. She says she shops at markets and second hand shops in Newtown to get most of her clothing but on top of that she just shops wherever to get her basics and then combines them in her own way. It works for her, why couldn't it work for someone else?
Below are three types of styles and shops that you could go to for that kind of style:
I know it's a long post so i'll just sum it up here. What you wear doesn't determine if you're cool or rich, it gives you a chance to express yourself if you want to. It lets you stand out and wear things that work for you, not everyone around you. Wear your own clothes. Start your own trend.
Sorry if it got really deep and inspirational for a sec! Have an amazing week :)