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Fashion is more than a look, it’s a feeling. Fashion speaks for us when no words are said, it represents who we are. Although we may think that some of us are the same, we all have different points of view and aspects on style.

 Although some people may see it as just clothes, fashion can also affect your confidence. Being yourself and being able to express yourself freely can really impact both your mood and energy. If black clothes make you feel more confident, wear them. If neon colors make you more comfortable, then wear them. The feeling will be worth it at the end of the day.

Although I believe every teenager faces the pressure of ego and presentation, it is important to remember that the way you dress only affects yourself. It affects and reflects what type of person you are. The categories are endless from sporty, hypebeast, aesthetic, skater, there’s even people who don’t even fit in one category.

Based on my personal style, I like to go for a 90’s, late 80’s look, representing how much I admire the fashion. Iconic 80’s/90’s characters like Lindsay Weir, Jacky Burkhart, and Veronica Sawyer have influenced me to dress the way I do. Fashion lets me reflect my love for these eras and shows that I like to be unique or different versus thinking about what’s in.

Looking around school, I wanted to pick people that represent different categories and speak through their outfits. These people caught my attention because they displayed who they are and what they wanted to represent.

FRANKY RAMIREZ    GRADE: 12

What are you wearing?

   “Golf Wang, Dickies, and Supreme.”

 What/how would you call your style/describe it?

Self-expression… I wear different things on different days… at times the colors that I wear reflect my mood; maybe brighter, colorful colors on happier days. There was a time where I only wore black, but style changes along with the person. We are all changing all the time.”

How does your style affect you? Do you feel any more confident or is there a certain way people react?
Yes, it makes me feel like I’m ‘that b,’ I don’t know, people like what I wear a lot.” “I don’t think the way I dress is all that…”

Franky’s shopping tip:“Hit the thrift stores especially for pants which pants are so expensive like $70 for Levis nowadays and you can get a used pair for $5 or so even from other brands like Calvin Klein, or Tommy.”

 

JACKIE ZARATE GRADE:12

What are you wearing?

“ I am wearing a late 90’s inspired outfit.”

What/how would you call your style/describe it?

“I think that my style reflects the admiration and interest I have in older time periods and style compared to the more recent and changing trends. Even the TV shows and music I listen to, tend to lean towards a classic time.”

  How does your style affect you? Do you feel more confident?

“There are always days where you just aren’t feeling it, and for me personally being able to throw on a shirt and being complimented on my outfit always makes me feel good. Although, even just wearing something that I like and not caring about others’ opinions or letting them influence what I wear is important to me because its a way to express my personality.”

Jackie’s shopping tip:One shopping tip I have is to be open to different stores. For example, going thrift shopping, you can find clothing items for a good price and might even end up wearing them almost everyday.”

 

FRANCISCO MARTINEZ GRADE: 12

What are you wearing?

“A lifestyle.”

What/how would you call your style/describe it?

“My style reflects on myself that I’m here for a good time not a long time, so live in the moment.”

  How does your style affect you? Do you feel more confident?

“ My style reflects that I’m here for a good time, not a long time, so live in the moment.”

Francisco’s shopping tip: “Shop for clothes that make you feel the best you can be.”

 

 

JULIAN RODRIGUEZ GRADE: 11  

What are you wearing?

 “Jeans with my shirt that makes me look like I work at hot dog on a stick.”

What/how would you call your style/describe it?
It shows that I’m gay, it shows that I don’t really dress up too much and that comfort is the biggest factor for me when it comes to getting dressed.”
How does your style affect you? Do u feel any more confident?
Most of the time the clothes I wear makes me confident and I don’t think there’s a certain way people react to my style since it’s nothing spectacular or anything but even if people reacted in a bad way I wouldn’t really care bc I wear what I want to wear to feel happy, not to please others.¨

 

 

CHRISTOPHER LIMON GRADE: 11

 What are you wearing?

“I’m wearing H&M, ASOS, Vans and Goodwill”

What/how would you call your style/describe it?

“I want to consider it laid back one day, and full on ‘I am here B’ the next.”

How does your style affect you? Do you feel more confident?

“My style is how I feel, it is an extra part of me because it’s like, if I don’t like something, why would I buy it?” “I feel confident in what I wear, plain and simple.”

Christopher’s shopping tip: “Try to see how many coupons you can get.”

 

 

ISABEL HERNANDEZ GRADE: 10

 What are you wearing?

“I’m wearing a yellow sweatshirt , a black  fanny pack, jeans and checkered vans.”

 What/how would you call your style/describe it?
My style shows how simple I am”

How does your style affect you? Do you feel anymore confident?

“My outfits can change my mood but can also make me feel confident because it’s a creative outlet that only I have control over!”

Isabel’s shopping tip: “Look into the girls’ and boys’ sections because both sections have a lot to offer.”

 

 

 

ISABELA AMEZQUITA Grade: 9

 What are you wearing?

“ I am wearing shoes, pants, and flats.”

 What/how would you call your style/describe it?

“ My style shows how simple I am.”

How does your style affect you? Do you feel anymore confident?

“ I think my style does make me feel confident because I could choose what I wear.”

Isabela’s shopping tip: “Know your size.”

 

 

 

After speaking to the interviewees, I realized that clothes, fashion as a whole DOES speak for us. It gives us an outlet to just breathe, make a statement, and be able to represent who we are. As teens, we tend to overthink things, this is the time that we are finding ourselves and we might as well just feel comfortable in our own skin. The biggest advice that we can take at this point in our life is to just let us embrace who we are, express ourselves because it is powerful how much we can say with one piece. So next time you are picking out what you want to wear, ask yourself, what do you want to say?

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