Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pressure on Girls

In fifth grade, no one cared what kind of jeans or sweat shirt you had. The only thing we cared about was getting done with lunch as fast as possible so we could get the four square ball first. But now that the media has so much power and so many people listen and conform to what's "in", we now have a million and ONE things to worry about during the day. I can even see it in myself how i've changed to fit the social standard or to somewhat be accepted by my "friends" (more like peers at this point). The pressure from even just walking into the mall you immediatley see posters and new brands or types of clothes that you "need" to buy to look the best or be "cool". Girls also see a lot of other girls following these trends and ultimatley feeling even more left out than before. i try and make sure that when i go to the mall, i buy what I like and what i'm going to wear. And when i see magazines with the newest brand, i know in the back of my mind that it will probably fade away within the next year and you'll then be "un-cool" for wearing it. Nothing in the fashion industry will last forever, so buy the things that you yourself will like and want to wear for a long time. Don't try and please everyone, you'll only end up hurting yourself in the end.


Brittanya said...

It is completly heartbreaking to see girls pay so much money just to have the "latest" fashion.

I sometimes wonder what would happen if all public schools would have to wear uniforms. Then what?

Oh! Girls would have to go on their personality. That's a scary thought. lol. But on the real though, I sometimes wonder...

Alyssa said...

This is a great blog! Even though it is sad, it is true.

It is just hard to believe that this is the only way people think.

I just wish things could be different.


Erin said...

This is so true! I loved the part about how the fashion indusrty changes all the time! You can just see so many people wasting their money just trying to "fit in". Like you said, just be yourself and wear what you want. Good blog!

aleeshaKo said...

It is definitely ridiculous how much time/money/energy girls spend on looking "good" or "acceptable." Seriously, what the crap. When I go to the mall (hardly ever) I'm constantly shocked by all the 10 year old girls dressing in Abercrombie or Hollister when they're not even wearing bras yet! Oh my goodness, it's ridiculous.

I'm going to continue to shop at dig n' save =) lol

Shauna Ohhh said...

Great blog!

Its very sad to see this happening in our culture! I go through clothes so often, and I know others do too! its crazy how much people spend. :)