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The Evolution of “Fashion”

Over the years our personalities have grown and changed. With that came a change in our fashion sense. Each era in our lives marked a different period of personal style. Here is how our styles have evolved over the years thus far.


The Baby Years

From the beginning of time, some of us didn’t even know how spoiled we were to have our outfits picked out for us every day. With those chubby cheeks and sparkling eyes, though, we would have looked cute in anything, let’s be honest. Matching with siblings and looking adorable, these years may have been our most fashionable ones. Thank you, mom!

Elementary School

The transition into picking out our own clothes was a drastic one. I’m sure our moms were thrilled to see us leave our matching outfits and innocent dresses behind in exchange for the flashy, brilliant clothes purchased at the Limited Too. In elementary school, it was all about the cami and the bermuda shorts. Layering our favorite brightly colored tees riddled with frogs and brand names, our pre-teen selves walked into school like we belonged on the cover of Tiger Beat magazine.



Middle School

I remember so clearly the day I had to ask my mom if I could stop shopping at the Limited Too (which was undergoing its transition into Justice) and start shopping where the “cool kids” shopped: Abercrombie and Hollister. This era was one filled with moms yelling in stores because they couldn’t hear over the loud music and girls struggling to find their size in that “perfect” (overpriced) moose tee-shirt. Paired with a Juicy Couture velour jacket and skinny jeans tucked into tall, chestnut Ugg boots we rocked our years with braces.


High School and College

Now we find ourselves striking a balance between effortless athleisure looks and “fresh off the runway” styles. A whole new collection of name brands replaces our beloved Abercrombie and Hollister and our moms are forced to adapt to our new favorite stores yet again. We traded in our favorite Abercrombie moose for Canada Goose and upgraded from Hollister tees to Free People sweaters.

Perhaps the next chapter will include power suits, scrubs or red carpet gowns!









Alana is a Senior at Boston College studying Math and Economics. She spent a semester studying in London and traveling throughout Europe. A movie, music, and milk chocolate enthusiast she spends her time quoting Leslie Knope, tagging her friends in puppy instagrams, and taking pictures of her food.
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