In my lifetime I have worn many different types of styles ad well as participated in a few new fashion trends. Three styles I participated in were â€œdress codesâ€, â€œvintage/preppyâ€, and â€œdesigner clothing.â€ Some of the reasons for changing the way you dress have to do with your environment, surroundings, and the people whom which you associate with.
When I was in sixth grade, I transferred to a private school. Our dress code consisted of a blue polo shirt and khaki pants or a white polo shirt and blue pants. We wore this clothing because it was what was expected of us. I didnâ€™t like the style and thought it was rather boring, but I did it because my parents made me. I tried to find ways to make this dress code a little bit more unique. I would wear a blue belt with my khaki pants and hope that maybe I would stand out in a school of three hundred or so kids. Wearing the same thing in school eliminated the competition. The school didnâ€™t want the kids to compete over who was wearing the nicer alfit so they made it the same. At this point in my life I wasnâ€™t yet an individual. I went with the flow and tried not to be completely different than all the other kids. I didnâ€™t have the confidence and security yet to do so. When youâ€™re a kid you want to be life everybody else because you donâ€™t want people to make fun of y!.
ou, even if you feel different kids can be very mean. Itâ€™s hard to have meaningful self-exploration when you are young because you are just trying to fit in and that it hard enough. When you get a little older and more secure than you can begin the journey of self-discovery and make it show, in ways of clothes and hairstyle, etc. In a way I was always a little bit different than all of my friends. I knew that I would need to find a way to stick out, but I didnâ€™t necessarily want it to be through clothing (at least not yet).