I had to shop for a teenager over the weekend and the sad part of the story is its really really very very difficult. Options are plenty but when it comes to choosing, you just can’t decide. Is the color cool, Is the dress cool, Is the design new or old, Is this fashion still there…. so many questions were running through my poor mind :(.
Teenagers these days follow a different fashion statement altogether and that makes things worse to decide. I wish I had a jaadu ki chadi (magic wand) which would make things simpler. Things were made worse by my colleague who was telling “Shilpa san, you first pick the clothes, then I will choose…So, we will have two-level filtering”. Well it was for his sister we were shopping and this statement of his added to my trouble. (Pehle toh shopping karo upar se help bhi nahi milti…. abe yaar na toh teri behen ko dekha hai na photo dekhi hai… toh decide kaise karoongi…. 😦 )
When I attended college 8-9 years back, probably fashion was a down statement. People preferred to be seen in more comfortable dresses for the season than wearing branded or for that matter making a fashion statement. At that time, Westside, Globus and the Mall Culture was slowly picking up and was more prominent in Bangalore than in Chennai. Thinking of it now, it has grown by leaps and bounds.
Whether we are hep or not, whether we are highly fashionable or not, our taste of clothes grows with the age. As kids, we wear whatever our parents buy for us, as teenagers, we want to wear whatever is the latest and cool fashion in town. 10 years down the line, we turn towards fashionable but more sober and comfortable dresses and further more, we are still fashionable in a remote way and we wear more of what we are comfortable in. So, given all these proof, its certainly a difficult job to shop for a teenager.
Sorry mummy for making you feel bad whenever I didn’t like the dress you bought. I now know much difficult it must have been for you.
P.S. If someone could give me tips on how to shop for a teenager, Please do so… I would be enlightened.
You may and may not agree with my viewpoints and you are welcome to differ with them 🙂