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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The secrets that I keep – I hate when people wear clothes for bands they don’t listen to

I went to dinner with my bestie and I was wearing one of my Blink-182 shirts.

Hate is a strong word, but I feel it is appropriate.

I can rant for a long time about this fashion trend.

Having similarities to a large number of people and keeping up with trends aren’t necessarily bad things. This one particular trend I don’t love, though.

What I wear has changed mostly due to growing up, having new interests, and getting mature with what I wear, but also a bit because of what I’ve seen other girls wearing. In this case, unfortunately, this has happened to one of my favorite types of clothes and now people don’t even know what they are wearing.

An oversized rock band or Harley-Davidson t-shirt with either jeans, sweatpants, or leggings. That is my go-to outfit. If I don’t know what to wear, that is my go-to outfit. If I want to be comfortable, that is my go-to outfit. But most of the time it’s just because that is what I like wearing.

Now, I know that might sound basic and slightly conformist, a band shirt, but it’s genuinely what I want to wear. I love rock bands. I only wear shirts for bands I listen to and refuse to buy and wear shirts for ones I don’t. I’ve been wearing band shirts since before they were trendy.

Buying and wearing shirts for bands people don’t listen to. That is one thing that I hate. People wear some band shirt and parade around with it on, but don’t actually listen to the music. It’s just like, what’s the point of wearing that if they don’t listen?

For some reason, it became trendy and cute to wear around Nirvana sweatshirts and other older bands’ clothes. I just find it annoying. I’ve also found that other people who enjoy that older music feel the same way that I do.

One of my closest friends told me a short story about meeting a girl who wore a Nirvana sweatshirt.

She saw this girl who she already knew and complimented that girl’s sweatshirt because my friend loves Nirvana. So she complimented the girl who thanked my friend and then my friend asked her, “What’s your favorite song?”

My friend said this girl had the most confused look on her face. This girl told my friend she thought that Nirvana was a brand and not a band and she’d never heard of them or any of their songs.

I don’t get why it’s trendy and cute to be clueless.

I don’t get why it’s trendy and cute to be clueless.

Here’s another example.

My best friend and I went to the mall. I don’t remember what store we went into, but there were AC/DC shirts. She thought that one of them was cute so naturally, as an AC/DC fan, I asked her if she liked AC/DC because if so I had no idea.

“No, I’ve heard of them, but I’ve never heard any of their songs.”

I then told her about my pet peeve of people buying band shirts even though they don’t listen to the band and she proceeded to still buy it anyway. I gave her a list of songs to listen to. She reported back to me saying she hated them, yet she still wears that shirt. She wore it a few weeks ago, so I opened Spotify and forced her to listen to AC/DC.

It might seem silly to get so worked up about a fashion trend, but I wear band tees because I’m actually a fan, not because it’s trendy.

I don’t look like someone who would be so incredibly into punk rock and rock n’ roll, but I am. That’s pretty much all I listen to.

Now, it just looks like I’ve fallen victim to a fashion trend.

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About the Contributor
Olivia Rainey
Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer
Olivia is a senior entering her first year on The Central Trend. She has always had a love for writing and is looking forward to ending high school on staff. Outside of writing, she loves spending time with her horse Fitz, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. Although she has no musical talent whatsoever, Olivia loves rock n' roll and punk rock and can always be found listening to music. She wishes she had joined the TCT staff earlier, but she's excited and glad that she decided to join for her senior year. Her favorite bands: blink-182 and The Offspring Her weirdest thing she's written: An essay about toasting bread in junior year Her Starbucks order: A venti Strawberry Crème Frappuccino with extra strawberry purée Her favorite TV show: South Park

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