Being a teenager these days can get a little overwhelming. There’s just so much pressure coming at you from all sides. There’s family matters, peer pressure, homework, that upcoming school dance you’ve been dreading and all sorts of other nerve-wracking stuff. To make matters worse, the way teen lives are glorified and blown out of proportion in the media sets some pretty unrealistic standards and expectations as to how a teenager should look, dress and act.
You’ve probably heard the saying that your teen years are the best years of your life. But when you’re under constant stress and anxiety to meet and maybe even exceed societal expectations, it sure doesn’t seem like that. Teen girls, in particular, seem to be struggling with this more so than others. Unfortunately, I’m no therapist but I do know a way to make you feel better. If you’re anything like me and you like to suppress your problems with fashion and some retail therapy then oh boy, you’ve come to the right place. Without further ado, I present to you some of my favourite teen girl fashion trends.
Dress Up in the Right Clothing
This may sound somewhat vague and obvious but you really don’t need to go over the top with clothing. A little goes a long way in many cases. There are a handful of items that seem to stand the test of time and gradual changes in fashion.
All Sorts of Coats
Winter is indeed coming and there are some cooler days ahead so you should definitely have a few stylish teenage girl coats ready to go in your arsenal. There’s no better feeling than cosying up in a warm coat during cool winter days. Whether you’re on a morning walk to school or grabbing a cup of coffee with friends, having a multi-purpose, versatile coat for any occasion is the perfect solution.
Pro tip – when shopping for coats make sure you leave enough room for layers. What this means is that you shouldn’t get a girls jacket that’s too tight or form-fitting because then you wouldn’t be able to wear your favourite fuzzy sweater or blouse. If you don’t have enough room for your clothes underneath, it can quite easily become the most uncomfortable and unbearable thing on the planet.
What are the best teenage girl coats, you may ask? Well, there’s no right or wrong answer here. Fortunately, when it comes to the type and design, teenage girl coats come in a variety of shapes, sizes and patterns so the choices are seemingly endless. Trench coats in neutral colours are a popular option in recent years, with their collared neckline, statement buttons and signature waist tie being a widely-beloved fashion statement. For an even more lavish and classy look, you can opt for a faux fur coat to keep you extra warm in the cold. However, if more of a sporty type of person, you can always go for denim or biker jackets for a more laid-back and casual look. Can’t help but love the massive versatility when it comes to coats for girls right?
Whether is graphic tees, floral blouses, check shirts or knit sweaters and cardigans, you need it all. All of these options are appropriate for any and every occasion and weather condition. Feel free to play around with all kinds of styles and design patterns. After all, a little experimentation won’t hurt anyone. You might even find something you actually like. It’s worth a try.
Okay, hear me out – overalls. I can’t stress this enough, I absolutely love overalls. And no, they’re not just professional workwear, they’re slowly but surely taking over the fashion world by storm. Personally, I can’t get enough of them. They’re loose-fitting and roomy and even have adjustable straps to accommodate your needs. Moreover, they’re a playful and fun clothing item that’s not too tacky or eye-catching. Which, if you ask me, is the perfect combo.
Finish It Off With the Right Accessories
Accessories are meant to make or break an outfit so make sure you don’t miss out on that. Here’s what you can do.
And no, it doesn’t have to be gold or silver, even just a simple handmade bracelet counts. However, it all depends on your style. If you’re going for a more chic, classy look then sure, whip out some gold or silver earrings or necklace if you want. But for an everyday look, you don’t really need all that.
While the makeup world is ever-growing and ever-changing, you don’t need to invest in an expensive makeup kit. Stick to the basic, must-have makeup items and accessories and you should be just fine. Don’t be afraid to try out some bold, colourful makeup looks if that tickles your artistic side. Makeup really is all about self-expression and creativity so you should feel free to do whatever you want with it. And remember, you don’t have to wear makeup if you don’t want to and no one can force you to behave otherwise. Don’t let society pressure you into conforming and following the herd.