Sunday, 23 November 2014

MY STYLE - MY WAY!

We asked readers with a distinct personal style to share their views on what it's like to stand out from the crowd… this is what they said!

Lauren says:
I'd call my look 'flower-child style' and I like dressing this way because it makes me feel different, more free and unique! I love to mix vibrant and earthy tones to create a look that's very arty and cool. The skirt is my favourite - I love the rich pink, and all the patterns and textures! My long hair works well with this look; I can pin it back with little butterfly clips, make little plaits or just leave it loose and wild. Sometimes when my sister is looking for me in a crowd, she asks if people have seen 'the girl with the long hippie hair,' and even if I'm not dressed this way, people know exactly who she's talking about! This look is so individualistic… there is no right or wrong way to do it, so anyone who is drawn to it should go ahead and try it! That's how our own personal styles develop, after all… a bit of experimenting and working out what works for us!
Chloe says:
I live in Australia and my style is a goth/punk mixture. It evolved a few years ago when I was given a few of my sister's old printed t-shirts, which she no longer wanted. I soon came to realise that they were exactly the kind of thing I wanted to wear, and slowly my style developed from there. I phased out dresses, trainers and long skirts and bought black jeans, leather jackets, net skirts, frayed tights and black boots instead. I've never really had any negative reactions, though I do get a few odd glances, especially in the summer! I wear rock/metal band merchandise from bands I like listening to, like Shinedown, Slayer and Alter Bridge… I love alternative metal, and the clothes I wear make me look as if I'm permanently heading to a metal concert! I love the accessories, too… I have skull jewellery, chain bracelets, black nail varnish and a spider web pocket watch, to name but a few! This style just feels like me!

Eve says:
I enjoy standing out. I mostly wear hats - my school has a uniform but I try my best not to be taken over by it! I put badges on my blazer, my Doc Marten boots, my black glasses and even my skull fedora! I once attempted to make cat ears out of my hair, but that didn't quite work! I used to get lots of remarks about my hats, such as, 'Who do you think you are, Michael Jackson?' Original, huh? Some kids once took my hat but I just sat there stone-faced and they got bored and gave it back. My style shows that even if there are rules, you can still make them your own!

Blue says:
Punk, lolita, goth, casual boy's clothes… where do you want me to start? I don't have just one style, I have lots of them. They're all very important to me because they are a part of me and my identity. When I'm dressed up in my favourite clothes I feel confident and invincible, and I look good too! People wonder how someone as shy as me can dress so outlandishly, but weirdly, I feel like my clothes help me to blend in and feel less conspicuous. If I strolled into college in a skirt and vest top, everyone would stare at me, gobsmacked; but in my platform boots and oversized jacket, nobody actually gives me a second glance. It's what they expect from me! I like that I can use clothes and style to project all kinds of different images… and that they are all me!
Gemma says:
Well… I am going against the tide here, but I actually don't think that fashion style is all that important. It certainly isn't to me, anyway! Sure, it makes you look 'unique' and 'you'… but not everybody wants that. I prefer not to have a distinct style - I just dress in whatever is clean! Even if this means wearing yellow leggings, a black skirt and a fluorescent pink t-shirt. No kidding, I actually did wear this once! My usual outfit is either shorts or a skirt and leggings, or jeans or jeggings with an abundant supply of t-shirts. I honestly don't care what I wear unless it's a really big occasion. I have nothing against others following their own style, but I guess I'm just not a fashionista! I wear what I like and I enjoy the freedom of not having to follow fashions or styles to the letter.

Cathy says:
Interesting stuff! Do YOU have a distinct style you'd like to tell us about on DREAMCATCHER? Or do you agree with Gemma that comfort should be more important? COMMENT BELOW to have your say!


11 comments:

  1. I am exactly like Gemma! I wear whatever I find in my drawers that's clean! Even if it is totally out of fashion! What's the point of having a fashion style?

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  2. I think you mean the kids 'took' Eve's hat, not "tool" it. Early morning editing again? Eve could actually be writing about my life there - when I was younger, 13, I think, I wore a trilby to school. My classmates taunted me, saying I looked like Michael Jackson (although he wore a fedora, not a trilby).Then one lad took the trilby off my head and a group of my classmates started playing catch with it. I didn't bother to chase them and retrieve my hat because it would've just went on for longer. They eventually got tired and threw the hat in my face. Juvenile, even for 13 year olds.
    I agree with Gemma - comfort is paramount. But believe it or not, my clothes ARE comfortable. Yes, there's the odd moment when the chains on my trousers get caught on something or my lolita dress gets caught in a gust of wind and I have to pull a Marilyn Monroe-esque pose to keep my dignity intact but the clotges themselves are not uncomfortable. The jacket I'm wearing in the picture has a soft lining so it's really nice to wear and I'm sure my trousers would be nice if they actually fit me and I didn't have to pull the waistband up every so often. And my boots are brilliant. A couple of mates, my brother and I were walking through puddles the other night and they were complaining (loudly) about the water soaking through their shoes whilst I just strode through in my boots, oblivious to their discomfort. I was more comfortable than they were, that's for sure! One last thing: I love Chloe's T-shirt!
    Blue. :-)

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    1. I meant clothes, not "clotges". These keys are so tiny!
      Blue. :-)

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  3. I am the same as chloe I wear gpth/alternative clothes I also love wearing my band tees I listen to black veil brides, bring me the horizon, my chemical romance ect

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  4. i am the same as Gemma. I jsut wear anything that's comfortable unless its a really big occasion! Even then i'm unsure.

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  5. Eve's style looks really cool:) I'm kind of attached to my beanie! I also like Blue's style, her hair is amazing!Hamdi:)xxx

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    1. Thank you, I hadn't even styled my hair that day and I'm long overdue a haircut.
      Blue. :-)

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    2. Ur Welcome:) Ur hair still looked awesome! Hamdi:)xxx

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  6. I've always liked the idea of vintage, but only really started to use it as my style and learn more about it over the summer... I often make up names for my own styles eg: vintage woodland (greens and browns and feathers and twigs!) and goth romantic (lace and silk, roses and red lips!) I love the steampunk style, but don't wear it really, I think I might like Lolita but don't know much about it. I mostly wear jeans, but if I had to pick one style it would probably be Rockabilly! Méabh

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  7. Isn't Lauren the same girl as the steampunk Lauren from an earlier post? What a transformation! Méabh

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  8. I like anything that is tomboy, vintage or just ME! I hate fasionable clothes and love to stand out.

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