A girl who changes up her style more than her hair is an icon. I've known Anna since sophomore year of high school and I can confidently say that she has completely transformed her style. It was a sudden change that an individual doesn't usually go through. Most of us encounter subtle closet shifts, if anything. When I got to know Anna, I realized we had a lot of the same baggage of tragic backstories that only diaries should know about. Such confessions spilled around the time of drastic outfit swaps, so I decided to ask her now, if her clothing meant anything to her, or if it was just a coincidence. She replied with, "When I'm sad, I'll put on an outfit that makes me feel better. I don't have a set style. If I feel hipster, I'll wear mom jeans; if I want to be glam, I'll put on a two piece set. Some days I'll wear flame sweatpants because I'm still feeling good about myself. I don't have to impress anyone. When I had body dysmorphia, I wore baggy things to make myself feel better. I cared way too much about about what people thought about my stomach and thighs, I just wanted to disappear in my clothes. Now that I'm better, I don't give a shit. I've learned to embrace my natural body. If I feel cute, I know I'm cute."
Personally, I love the whole "don't give a shit" concept that's so popular nowadays. Many people sacrifice clothes they like to make their body look better. Teenage girls in particular can relate to body dysmorphia; some of us think we're twinkies, and some of us think we're popsicle sticks. In turn, people wear clothes they don't even like to fit the standards of society they feel compelled to obey. I think it's important to rid the idea of fitting into someone else's likes, and just be yourself. Wearing what one wants to wear will instantly make a person feel better about themselves.
Jordan and I decided to swap places for once. Seeing as she always had a lollipop in her right pocket and three earrings all the time, I was intrigued by her. I've never seen Jordan look over the top with her outfits, yet she still stood out in a crowd. I wanted to know if her simplicity meant anything significant, or if it was a style of life. She responded with, "My clothes reflect my personality. I feel that even when I'm in just a pair of jeans and a tee, I can be who I want to be. I can wear what I want while being happy. My clothes are pretty simple and, that being said, make me happy. I think that sometimes even plain things can create a disticnt look and make not only your clothes stand out, but also your personality. My outfits revolve around comfort and lots of logos. I chose this shirt with pizza on it because pizza is my favorite food and I love the halter top with a pair of shorts because they're easy to slip on".