Style: Expressing inner “Piece”
Looking back to past trends of my generation, a couple rather terrifying images pop up in my mind. Of course when our parents were dressing us it was bibs, over sized shorts, and hair scrunchies. Then it was the Aeropostale monkey sweat suits, shirts, and jeans. From there it turned into the Abercrombie Polos that everyone sported while going to the middle school dances, while everyone awkwardly made out with each other. When I reflect on the past of my generations style trend throughout the 20 years of my life, it reminds me of being lost.
I say “lost” because when I look around on the street now, people my age are wearing colorful dresses, high-waist shorts with all different types of sheer blouses, and everyone has a different type of shoe on whether it be toms, the latest from Steve madden, a technical gladiator sandal, etc. Our generation wore the same shirts all the time when we were growing up. We didn’t know who we were, so we wore the same as everyone else with the label visible as a symbol of our lack of individuality. But now, places such as Urban Outfitters and Free People are producing pieces that enable us to put together our own outfit with our own “twist.” It is phenomenal because today the styles that individuals are putting together show through in everyday life. Instead of wearing a shirt with a label on it, our generation is wearing a variety of different pieces that help express who they are. Our generation is piecing together a new style that is vibrant, wild, and unique. It is interesting to think that pieces of clothing that form an outfit, can illustrate a society’ brilliance and uniqueness. So go ahead, put together who you are, with what you like, and tell the world your story.
New Fashion Blogger to FameAppeal.com Jilly Swish – twitter @Jillyswish
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