The Effect of Fashion on Teenagers in School
There was a time when the concept of fashion was only on the occasions. Although it would be pointless comparing the present generation and the older generation, a vast difference could be seen in these two generations. Fashion is the keyword for today’s youths. In fact, fashion reflects even in the school students. The bags they carry, the watches they wear, and the smartphones they use involve so much of fashion. There are many youths who invent their own styles and aim at becoming an icon among their groups that they can be good trendsetters themselves.
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In the past, fashion used to be found only among the affluent class of people. However, the times have changed and now class does not matter in any way on the road to becoming fashionable. Nowadays, everyone is so fashionable that hardly any youth on the streets is not fashion conscious. One of the many factors responsible for the spread and craze of fashion among youths so much is television. Fashion or “style” in casual terms could be called contagious because youths get influenced by one who is already fashion conscious. Being fashion conscious not only makes one popular among the crowd, but it also boosts one’s confidence level and self-esteem.
Youths of the present times have indulged themselves in so much fashion that they do not receive sufficient time for other work. Instead of reading textbooks and revising for upcoming tests, they prefer to browse through fashion magazines and try hard to imitate their idols by dolling-up themselves to resemble them in any way. The time spent on studies is being used in watching TV programmes, reading fashion articles, or even finding the recent trendy outfits on the Internet. Unlike in the past, current youths do not spend quality time with their parents, but instead, plan outings with their friends. The hotspot for outings has now become malls for most youths as they are able to do a lot of shopping there apart from having fun.
Youths in the past used to have ambitions, but the priority and taste of youths these days have changed significantly. Most of them desire to be in the glamour world, as they find it better than any other jobs. While one who is not fashion conscious these days do not get much importance, the other one who looks trendy in the first appearance always takes away all the limelight.
In conclusion, youths should limit their time in grooming themselves excessively as too much information regarding recent trends and styles will block their minds and distract them from their studies. Schools should also make some strict rules to ban students from wearing fashionable accessories on school premises. As it can be a good servant and a bad master at the same time, it is fine for one to keep himself/herself updated with fashion. However, if it interferes with one’s academic performance or one’s time, then it should be clearly avoided.