Be a sheep: wear trendy clothes!

I hate fashion. The more I think about it, the more I realize it goes against everything I believe in. What do I believe in? Well, among other things, I believe in personal liberties and freedoms. What does that have to do with fashion? Quite a bit as it turns out.

What annoys me is the way this whole fashion-thingy works out. Basically, there are bunch of people who decide what is fashionable and what is not. They decide that "next year, red is in". then we get bunch of magazines telling us what is in and what is out, and then mindless drones wander to the stores to buy new clothes so they could be "trendy". How about buying clothes that you actually like? Clothers that feel comfortable? Clothes that are practical? Forget that crap, we need to be "trendy"!

What happened to people buying clothes that they like? Sure, lots of people do that. But the very idea that we actually have a bunch of people deciding what is fashionable and what is not, is what really pushes my buttons. Instead of companies selling certain types of clothes, and people buying whatever suits them, we have the fashion-elite telling us what we should be buying.

And what is the other thing that really pushes my buttons? The fact that there's a metric assload of people who actually care what the fashion-industry is telling us. They rush to the stores in a desperate attempt to be "trendy". They proclaim their individuality and independence while wearing clothes that someone else told him to buy.

No, I'm not saying that we should dress purposefully in an unfashionable way. What I AM saying is that we shouldn't decide our appearance based on what some other people decided in a committee. If the clothes you happen to like become fashionable, go ahead and keep on wearing them. But don't change your look just because something else becomes fashionable. Don't switch from jeans to spandex just because spandex becomes fashionable.

What does this have to do with personal liberties? I mean, no-one is forced to buy anything. But it's still very annoying to think that there are some people who feel that they have the power to decide what we should be wearing. And I get very annoyed whenever someone tells me what I should and should not be doing or thinking.

And it gets even more annoying when you realize that for quite a few people, they do have that power. "Yeah, I'm wearing pink bikinis and bell-bottoms because I heard they are trendy".


dr witmol said...

Down with the empire line pregnant leggings look! Down!

Anonymous said...

I 100% agree. Its these crappy stitched on logos, tight girl pants, pre-ripped, underwear revealing jeans, smaller shirts, pink shirts, 2tone jeans, xxxxxxxxl shirts, lowrise jeans/pants, crappy flipflop wearing and popped collar douchebags that have horribly infested our society. Why do people think to buy these overpriced shit? I wear none of this except for the flipflops around the house or so...but they're just your normal rubber flipflops. Seriously people, WHAT YOU'RE WEARING MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE AN UNDECIDED ASSHOLE. You have no clue what you actually want to wear so you head on over to Hollister/A&f/American Eagle for advice. Then you come out just another 1 of the millions buying into this shitty post 2000 trend.