"I prefer to think of fashion as a verb." - Jean Muir
One day, I walked onto my school's campus to see 75% of all seventh and eighth grade girls wearing Juicy Couture velour or terry hoodies and Ugg boots. There were black hoodies, brown hoodies, pink, green, aqua, dark blue - it was like somehow Juicy had taken over their lives. And every single one of these girls had skinny jeans tucked into matching Ugg boots. Ugh. I confess - I own a Juicy hoodie, too (yet I bought mine with my own money on Ebay for $50). Not to mention a Juicy makeup case, t-shirt, and charm bracelet. But this was different - every clique had at least two girls with the same color Juicy. Then, it got worse - every single pair of Ugg boots were REAL. That is automatically wasting $220 or so. Crazy.... And when I wore a random velour zip up one day, they automatically asked if it was Juicy. I told them no. They were ready to say how cute it was, but they didn't because it wasn't worth $88.
Where has all the individuality gone? I applaud all the girls who decide not to waste $100 on plain sweaters that everyone else has! Don't use up your parent's money! Buy something unique and different from everyone else! That is what real fashion is! Not only have I been noticing Juicy sweats everywhere, but black Northface fleece jackets have become pretty popular, too. I'm not going to criticize those, because I own a lot of fleeces from Northface, and they keep me really warm during the winter. But still, I am the only girl in my school that owns two peacoats (one which I bought at Goodwill for $11). Converse and Vans took over the school last year - as well as Abercrombie and Hollister this year. Don't get me started on those stores again! Fashion is all about expressing yourself - you should take charge and start a new trend, don't follow the silly ones that swallow up your money! That's my life lesson for you today! :) Happy shopping!
.::LaUrEn ThE iT gIrL::.