You would think this article would be about music or a really late feature on Macklemore’s “Thriftshop”, which makes sense since you are reading a piece in the entertainment section, but that’s not what this is about. It’s hard coming up with titles, alright?
Instead, let’s talk about fashion. No, this isn't another piece on the top trends in McMahon, but more so where they come from. Originally I wanted to do a piece on how your style correlates towards your attitude in school, but while I went around asking people questions that pertained to that topic, I found out some very interesting style choices and opinions from students at McMahon.
If you had to name the top 5 stores in the mall that students from our school typically shop at, surprisingly you’d get 5 different stores than from the person sitting next to you. I interviewed Sydney Waterhouse (‘19) and Deyanah Von (‘18). Sydney typically shops at Forever 21, because “it makes the outfit more mature as opposed to shopping at Justice when you were in middle school.”
Contradicting Sydney is Deyanah with her choice of shopping at Thrift Stores. Now you can see where the title comes from. Her reason for doing so was because she doesn’t normally have a budget for what she buys, if she “likes an item of clothing it’s going to be bought.”
Now normally and unfortunately, we live in a society where social ranks are connotated negatively because those of the “lesser” popularity are demoted through self-esteem. Deyanah agrees that the more money you spend on an outfit, the higher your social ranking. This is mainly associated with the factor that designer labels, since so commonly known, are casually talked about in the average dialect. However for Sydney, it’s how the outfit is paired together that really defines one’s attitude.
But one thing that is forgotten throughout all of this is that no matter who you are and where you come from, people are going to judge. A popular opinion is that people like to overthink their outfit a lot in this generation. Something that these two girls taught me while interviewing them is that there’s no difference where you buy your leggings from, they’re all going to be black in the end, aren’t they?
Weirdly enough, this helps explain in a lighter context that we’re all equal, but we’re not all the same. Here’s a reminder: take perspective into mind. It might help the next time you go clothes shopping for someone!