What bothers me is that everyone has it in their head that, in order to be yourself or in order to be an individual, you have to dress outrageous and crazy like the girl in the picture. There is a huge difference between dressing for yourself, and dressing solely for the purpose of shocking those around you. People don’t understand that the concept of “the individual” varies from person to person. What if the girls in the picture are in fact dressing according to who they are? Just because their personal style doesn’t provide shock value, does not mean they are any less of an individual. The girls in the photo could also be legitimately confused or perplexed as to why and how someone could desire so much to stick out like a sore thumb. I always dress for myself, but this entails me wearing an oversized shirt from a garage sale and leggings. I don’t necessarily stick out but I am dressing for myself.
You don’t need to dress shockingly in order to prove to anyone that you’re an individual, and it’s sad to think that the only girls who are truly individual are those who dress in these outrageous styles.