I was a sales person in one of the biggest clothing companies and it totally made me think about the human mind. Especially about those adults who would come to me just to make sure that the dress they’re going to buy is a trendy one. I would have loved to tell them how it just doesn’t matter as long as they liked the piece. But the thing is, people seem to need some kind of approval from others.
I’ve always been somebody who doesn’t think it’s much of a big deal if my trousers are from the last year’s season. Nor that they would even have to look like trousers at the first place. It doesn’t matter. If I really would like to impress somebody, I would pick the pieces people haven’t seen yet, and those are not the clothes you would see on the newest collections of some big selling companies. I think that copying your style from the opening page of Cosmopolitan doesn’t make you much of a trendy person. It actually makes you look like you don’t have any knowledge of style what so ever and that you just follow the rules somebody made ready for your kind of people.
A group of people basically decides what’s in and what’s not. Because of them the ”Moonboots” were suddenly fabulous and the stores accidentally stopped selling boot cut jeans. Suddenly the youngsters stopped wearing trousers at all, because tights were just about enough. Who saw that one coming? I didn’t.
Not that we wouldn’t need any rules or guidelines. It’s good that in the winter I can buy a new jacket which doesn’t look exactly the same as the one I wore last year. My problem is that there are so many others who also wear the same kind of jacket because somebody somewhere happened to decide that it’s this year’s trend. I have to buy it because it’s the only warm one there is. And kind of likeable.
And it’s funny, that it doesn’t even seem to matter if those clothes don’t fit to a person’s body type. It’s not so nice to stand next to a big girl who squeezed herself to the smallest dress size and now she’s letting everybody see what type of underwear she’s wearing. All because ”my skirt cannot be longer than this, cause it would be outdated. And no, you’re not supposed to wear tights this summer…”
Of course I won’t tell that to her. And in other kind of clothes she would be stunning. Now she’s definitely looking for a trouble if she plans to walk home alone.
I’m gonna continue with this same subject later on. Comment below if you wanna share your thoughts!
(Photos by Juho Rinne)