Also, teens find themselves to be a little under-confident or intimidated by other people in their school. Ehow contributor, Ashton Pittman said that many teens pick up on fashion trends in an effort to stave off humiliation and mocking from peers. The majority of teens in high school have a fear of getting bullied or excluded. They use fashion to hide their fear and to feel more confident on who they are, or who they are trying to be.
Their attitude towards fashion and the way society shows it to be can change a lot of teens opinions. Stated in SMU study, as a result of this need for peer acceptance, teenagers are receptive to characteristics such as character, personality, etc. Since a lot of teens try to find their identity through high school and fashion, it can ultimately change not only their personality, but their character towards other people and family. Tying into this, celebrities are a big impact on teen fashion. Ashton Pittman also states that often, fashion for teenagers is the result of the desire to be like a celebrity. Teens look at celebrities and say Oh well if they can wear that, then why cant I and most of the time they end up giving the wrong idea to their friends and people around them.
Have you ever tried to dress some way so that others accept you? A lot of teens dont realize that this is an issue on their everyday life because they are so caught up with trying to fit in. Just because other teens have the latest brand and you dont, doesnt mean that you arent unique.