When I was a tween, I had no idea why it took girls so long to get ready. Unlike many tweens now, I didn’t wear makeup, I took showers at night and I naturally had straight hair. It wasn’t really until my freshman year that I truly paid attention to my personal fashion. From ten, fifteen minutes at the most (including extra time sleeping in) to now a good half hour, I certainly grew up in the sense of taking care of myself.
Despite of my weird times for getting ready, fashion was always a part of my life. Not by choice, I practically grew up at malls and other places dedicated to fashion. All thanks to my mom, she influenced me to develop this somewhat unusual habit of dressing nice wherever I go. When I was a kid, I didn’t really get Mom’s habit at first… But now, I see as I get older, how important fashion and looking nice really is.
By my sophomore year of high school, I developed a for sure unique fashion style of my own, consisting mostly of funky jewelry and high heels. So now knowing my fashion background, you probably understand how confused and somewhat frustrated I am right now by my generation’s current style. At my school, I've noticed how hoodies, yoga pants and even pajama bottoms are becoming some people’s fashion staples! Um, hi, this is school. This is technically considered our full-time job and every day, I see you walking into class wearing what you slept in last night. Really? What seriously happened to dress to IMPRESS? Even if it’s not for a crush, how about for your presentation in fifth hour? (Teachers and other administrators appreciate at least a nice pair of blue jeans…) Or better yet, how about dressing a little bit nicer just because you want to better yourself? Dressing nicely, at least for me, betters an attitude. Wouldn’t it be awesome to come into school and more people are nicer just because they feel a little bit better about themselves?
Hey, I get it. Sometimes you have one of “those” days, where you don’t feel good, or you woke up late… But I highly doubt that you have these days every single day! Is it really THAT hard to wear one nicer looking top or add a cute piece of jewelry at least once a week? I want more people to start saying “just because I wanted to” when they’re asked why they’re so dressed up. I want to help our generation have a better exterior image, without having a dramatic makeover. I believe we are all beautiful people, so why not show that off?