Society wants to drum the latest trends into students while ignoring what the individualistic side has to offer.
Young minds are coerced into thinking that the only way to appear cool or trendy is to wear what’s portrayed on social media.
Throughout college there’s this idea that’s equivalent to the one in high school, where all girls need to have the exact same hairstyle as other girls, especially those portrayed on television.
The same can also be said for guys, where all guys are starting to look like the same guy, but multiplied.
While some of society’s rules make sense, such as the reciprocation of a smile or salutation, not all of them need to be followed.
When a person picks out their wardrobe they shouldn’t have to verify it with the latest style magazine.
A person’s sense of style should come from them and no one else.
What’s really confusing for me is when I’m looking for a friend and I can’t find them because everyone looks exactly the same or there are multiple people who look like my friend from behind.
I ignore social media when it comes to what I should wear. If I’m not comfortable wearing it, I don’t.
There’s no shame in deciding that what society has picked out in terms of clothes isn’t all that appealing. It’s perfectly acceptable to have different tastes than someone else.
Often time’s social media portrays an outfit that, once someone tries to squeeze into it, it’s apparent how uncomfortable the outfit is.
Don’t allow the demands of conformity from social media to add to the stress of being a college student.
As far as academics are concerned, the type of clothes that are being worn shouldn’t be top priority.
A person’s hairstyle or makeup is their own choice and no one else’s.
Outside influences even tell students that certain clothes will make them feel good about themselves when it’s impossible to speak about every single individual.
Not everyone feels the same way about wearing formal clothing. While one person feels confident another person might feel constricted.
I enjoy dressing up every once in a while, but it would be tiring to dress in fancy attire every day of the week. There’s moderation in all things, this includes the type of clothing people are encouraged to wear.
While it’s fun to see if it’s possible to look the same as the magazine model, no one should feel obligated to look like anyone other than their own unique self.