How Fashion Affects Us All
Each one of us has followed fashion trends, created our own fashion, or rebelled against the trends. Through out the years we have experienced different trends that are still here today, and those that need not be remembered. We all have experienced clothes being picked out for us, clothes that we picked out for ourselves, and clothes that we need to wear that conforms to an occasion.
Fashion trends which were not acceptable to society are now a part of the mainstream fashion, for example: body piercing, tattoos, and leather jackets originated from the gay and fetish scene, and now its part of the teen scene. Trends come and go. Some trends last and others just disappear as fast as they were started. Fashion is an individual statement. Some fashion are suitable for some, and for others they're not.
Wearing jeans is comfortable, and yet you cant wear them everywhere. Things that you wear also depend on where you're going, who you're going to be with, and the environment in which you try to fit in. Most people don't want to be noticed for they ˜re clothing, and yet some want full attention to their attire because they are trying to make a statement and stand out.
In fashion, it is either you blend in or stand out. Models are the ones that stand out. They are the ones that has a different body type, facial feature, and the ones that fashion is patented on. It is sad to see America trying to conform to a body type which is either altered or impossible to imitate. There are only a few of them that is why regular people like you and me, try so hard to be like them or at least close to looking like one. Fashion is where you can express yourself and what people judge you for. What we wear speaks for itself; It determines who we are and what we represent in this society.
In my elementary years, I went to a private school back in the Philippines. Everyone had to wear a uniform. It was a jumper- skirt style whi