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Who needs uniforms when we all dress alike?

February 19, 2008|By DACRUZ NORBERTO / Pulse Correspondent

When you think fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is clothing. New trends start every day, meeting the needs of people everywhere. Everyone has their own taste in fashion; however, it seems more and more high school students are dressing alike.

"Dress to oppress conformity," says student Fennella Miller.

Throughout most schools in Washington County, students usually dress in Aeropostale, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle and Hollister.

When my friends say "look at that girl/boy in the Hollister shirt," I can never tell because everyone is wearing that brand.

Many different outfit labels exist, like P. Diddy's clothing line Sean John, Beyonc's House of Deron clothing line and Jennifer Lopez's clothing line J.Lo.

"The urban look is what's happening these days. I mean Hollister and Aeropostale all have the same clothing, but when it comes to urban apparel, there can be much more creativity," says student Anastasia Bloyer.

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Not only can students dress in urban wear, but the creative outfit combination of couture is what's big in fashion capitals like New York, Paris, Rome and Milan.

Olecia Waites says, "To me when I hear couture, I envision art. Couture is extremely different. It's high fashion and you don't go around seeing just anybody wearing couture clothing."

Maybe you're not into changing your whole wardrobe, but individuals should consider wearing different brands.

Miller adds, "It's all about being different. If you're an individual, you should be different and that includes wearing different clothes, shoes, colors, and hairstyles from everyone else that suits your liking."

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