Dress Code may have its limits, but there are always ways to spice it up. More often than not the first thing people notice about someone is their appearance. People choose to present themselves in ways that express to the world who they want to be. Dress code at CB may have its limits, but […]
Dress Code may have its limits, but there are always ways to spice it up.
More often than not the first thing people notice about someone is their appearance.
People choose to present themselves in ways that express to the world who they want to be.
Dress code at CB may have its limits, but there is always room for creativity. Maddie Nicolas (‘15), Alex Lloyd (‘15), and Rio Fernandez (‘15) all have unique ways of individualizing their style.
Developing style is not just a simple process, it is a process of careful thought, and in some ways can be considered a way of life. People dress the way they want the world to receive them.
“I try to be as colorful as possible without technically getting in trouble,” Rio laughed. He described his style as “the colors of the rainbow.”
Ivy Kolb (’15) classifies Alex’s style as “vintage coffeehouse bookworm author,” a unique combination that works very well.
“I try not to pay too much attention to the trends,” Alex said. “I wear what appeals to me.”
The internet is a popular place to find new, different looks.
“With the internet, it’s so easy to follow blogs. If you see something you like, you try wearing it,” Maddie expressed. She correlated her style with more of a vintage, casual, simple look. But she also wears clothing of the preppy genre.
There is no pressure to follow trends. Conforming is a default that teenagers tend to resort to. However becoming individual can lead to greater satisfaction than fitting in.
For Rio, “the outfit is not complete without some sort of flannel, Sperrys, and some girl pants.” He added he tries “to be as different as possible by dressing in the most comical way.”
“I like wearing cute shoes,” Maddie said. “But at the end of the day, you don’t really think about it. It’s just school.”
“The only way you can really express your style is through your shoes and scarves,” articulated Alex.
Shopping can be a hassle at times and rather expensive. Rio finds “any type of thrift store that no ones knows about” to be very convenient. Thrift stores offer the same quality clothes as large department stores for much less.
“I can usually find anything anywhere I go,” Alex mentioned.
Stores all over offer a variety of looks and clothing, making it very easy to create your individualized and preferred fashion.
You dress to be you; how you dress gives the general gist of who you are and what you are like.
Rio pointed out all the people around us. “You see all these people, They are all wearing very boring clothes,” he began matter-of-factly.
The high school age is the most crucial time to develop who you want to be. Freedom in how we dress is a major element in becoming individual and distinct from our peers.
“They all look alike to me. I can’t tell any of them apart,” Rio continued.“By wearing spontaneous clothing, you just look like a bright color among the blob.”
I guess that’s what we all look for–a way to stand out among the crowd and show how each and every one of us is different in our own special way.
Correction: This piece was edited to clarify the style of Alex Lloyd.