When was the last time you saw a classmate sporting a silk 8 inch shoulder top and low-crotch menswear capris? I don't think I ever have. Even Seventeen magazine tells us these along with see-through lace, four shade eyeshadow, and couduroy are the fall must haves this fall. For me? I've yet to see one girl with ANY of this. I personally think fashion magazines and companies should tone down on the trends, and give us some affordable ways to wear them. Motorcycle jackets in Seventeen range from $48-$102. What teenager can afford that, other than Miley Cyrus? I want to hear about colors we can match together, and how drugstore eyeliner works just as well as the $40 brand name stuff they show us (because it does). I don't know anyone my age who would even want ankle boots with chains hanging down from them. Tell us how Target's new leather jackets look really nice, at only $24, and American Eagle's $9 necklaces are super cute. Not that Marc Jacobs models look fabulous in stomach-revealing buttondown jackets and mini dresses. For a final word, teens are being too influenced by unaffordable clothing. It's irrelavent to all the running around we do and how low key we truly are.
Tone Down the Trend
September 8, 2009