Unfiltered Thoughts: Style

We have watched all over the world, as young Iranian women cut their hair in protest. The average person cuts theirs at least once a year (if we can be bothered) so why has this made us cry with rage?

As the next generation we’re mindful of climate change, does this impact the way we shop for clothes? Are our clothes an extension of our identity or just something to keep us warm?

Is Botox becoming more and more common? And do tattoos have to mean something or are they just ink on your skin?

Taylor Swift said it best ‘we are never going out of style’. But for some, we’re constantly thinking about – would love to hear your overwhelming loud thoughts and the quiet ones that keep you up at midnight.

e.g fashion / trends / beauty routine / cosmetic surgery / tattoos

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Dopamine Dressing

I’ve never considered myself to be particularly ‘stylish’. I often dress for comfort and have what has been described as an eclectic collection of clothing. This comment is generally made when I rock pants with cactuses on them, rainbow sparkly sequin bomber jackets, or a homemade skirt covered with elephants. I tend to dress in items that bring me joy. I’m a big believer in dopamine dressing and when you’re feeling flat, wearing something bright and colourful can help to improve your mood- even just a little bit.

Samantha (she/her), 28 ACT


Is being in style really worth it?

Fast fashion was often a purchase I chose to make while working casually as a student and I couldn’t afford much else. But what is the true cost of these cheaply made purchases? The child labour, the unsustainable fabrics that will never degrade and the unethical business practices are enough to make the average person, at least, ponder their choices. So why are these retailers so popular?! One has to wonder… is being up to date with style trends really worth it?

Samantha (she/her), 28 ACT

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