Okay, so today is probably going to turn out as a rant, so I hope you do not mind! But I think this is really a topic worth talking about. Firstly, I would like you to go to www.cauliflowerfluffy.wordpress.com, and read the post called clotheshorse. Basically, she is talking about how people label you by what you wear.
She was called a really nasty word by some horrible boys because she was wearing a slightly tight top and jeggings. Really? Are those boys that immature? Izzy, if you are reading this, then please don’t take their comments to heart. But it made me think about how random people who don’t even know you, label you by your clothing. Short dress? S*ag. Old clothes? Uncool. Knitted jumper? Charity shop kid. Jack Wills? Rich. We are labelled everyday by our faces, hair colour, body, name, job, school: But now we are labelled by our clothing.
We have all fallen for branding. Jack Wills, Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch and Superdry are some of the well-known brands. I have to be honest with you. I have fallen for them. I wanted to be cool, to be pretty and liked at a time when I was (still am) extremely self conscious. I wanted to be like the ‘big kids’ that always looked great. And suddenly one day, I thought that if I bought the same top, I would be cool too. Of course, It didn’t work. I was labelled as a wannabe kid with no fashion sense in my purple Jack Wills tee that was way to big for me.
I still have loads of hoodies from those brands, but not because I want to be cool for having them, but because I love hoodies. I wear them every day, and these ones are extremely comfortable. still feel self-conscious when I go out wearing them. I feel like people think I wear them to be liked, but really I wear them because it is what i feel comfortable in. And that is the only golden rule in fashion: To always dress in something you feel comfortable in. Personally, I don’t really like going out with ‘Hollister’ emblazoned across my sweater: I feel like one of those people who have to stand in the street wearing a pizza costume advertising ‘Dominoes Pizza’! I prefer to get a plain top from H&M and a blazer. At least i’m not going around advertising for a company.
But really, we shouldn’t judge people by the way they look. You can’t not think things, but to say those hurtful things aloud is just plain nasty. If you have ever been called anything that has stung, don’t listen. You wear what you want. Don’t let other people bring you down.