How to Dress Non Stereotypically (Girls)
Usually, walking through the halls, you see lots of different fads and trends on the girls. Those looks aren't for everyone, and now, so here's what you could wear if you don't want to follow the fads.
Analyze the situation you are in. Whether it's just going to school, hanging out with friends, or going on a date, dressing properly can maximize your self-esteem and increase your confidence.
At school, a lot of girls wear little strips of clothing for shirts and tiny little shorts that barely cover their undies. We're not going to do that! A good, typical outfit for the first month-and-a-half of school is a pair of Bermuda shorts and a tee-shirt. This also goes for summer. You could try wearing a tank-top underneath, because some tees nowadays have very deep v-necks.
- Some girls like wearing scarves, but try to avoid this if especially if you're wearing a graphic tee. But feel free to wear as you please.
- Get any shoes you want. Try sneakers. Get a pair of black ones since they will match everything in your closet.
For early fall, the same rules apply as summer, but slowly elongate your pants. And example would be long capris or jeans when it gets to be around mid-October. Depending on where you live, you may be wearing long pants as soon as September, or as far away as early December! Also, depending on weather, sweatshirts are a wardrobe staple. A lot of girls like wearing Aeropostale sweatshirts, but these tend to fall apart. Try buying from Kohl's and other stores like that are just as great, and a lot are actually warmer than the Aeropostale ones.
For late fall and early winter, you'll probably be wearing mainly jeans and tee shirts. In addition to that clothing, sweaters are a great addition to any wardrobe. Some sweaters are meant as dresses, and those are paired really well with a pair of wool stockings or just your regular old pair of jeans. By this time of year, Uggs and fake Uggs are literally flying off of the shelves. Do your feet a favor and resist the temptation! Feet get sweaty, smelly, and that smell can cause embarrassment. Just stick with your normal footwear of choice.
For the rest of winter, same rules apply as late fall and early winter. This is when dances usually run amok throughout the halls of school, pressuring boys to ask girls to go with them. If you get asked, or just want to go with a group of friends, try wearing a long-ish dress with black leggings and a pair of flats. Don't wear heels. They are just plain uncomfortable.
For spring, slowly decrease pant length until you are back to wearing Bermuda shorts. Graphic tees are always in, and they reflect your personal taste by what they say.
Try new hairstyles. They can range anywhere from a simple ponytail to elaborate braids. You might usually throw your hair into a ponytail, but sometimes a simple french braid or pigtails can really look great.
Get some accessories. If you have your ears pierced, a lot of stores now sell these really cute earrings that have food stuffs and animals on them. Try Claire's. Try to stay from feathers; a lot of stereotypical girls wear bunches of feathers on their ears. A precisely placed necklace can make or break an outfit. If you want to wear a bracelet, just know that they are a big nuisance when writing in school and when working on laptops, so really only wear them when going somewhere that won't require writing.
- Be yourself! Wearing clothes gives you the freedom to express how you feel about something.
- Dress as comfortably or as strictly as you want; it's your body, your clothes- wear them how YOU want.
- Don't give in to any pressure to buy clothes you aren't comfortable wearing, if any.
- Don't try to blend in; standing out from the crowd is always the way to go.
Things You'll Need
- Graphic tees
- Bermuda shorts
- Tank tops (Optional)
- Sneakers, preferably black, but can be any color
- Jewelry (Optional)
- Dresses for dances, only if going to go, otherwise, save the money and effort.