Slaves to Fashion


Each year there is a new style, a new trend, a new fad that fashion society throws our way. Magazines promote them, claiming we will be incomplete without it being an addition to our massive wardrobes. Will we really be as incomplete as they say? Individuals should not be compelled to splurge on trends and fads just because a certain celebrity or magazine endorses it. Society has become a slave to how we look, dress and appear. So much so that clothing has become a distinguishing factor between social classes, the wealthy and the working class. We intently focus on labels and designer brands, shunning those who do not fit inside the exclusive circle. Individuals have become impulsive, selfish, and greedy as they feed their obsession with keeping up with the Jones. Why do we fret and obsess so much about what name is on the clothing label? Society fails to realize that we have become slaves to what label is displayed on our purses, the signature on our shoes and sunglasses. Individuals can still be stylish and look presentable without spending extravagant amounts of money to buy “top quality” brands. Just because it is expensive, does not mean it’s well crafted. In order to promote individuality, we need to cease living under a label. Labels are a type of bondage which many choose to live under. Judge people on their personality, not their designer duds.

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