“If everyone tries to be different, then everyone will be the same.”
Lately, this quote has been echoing through my thoughts as I constantly see “trend-setters” walking around on campus. Are you really a trend setter, though? Or do you just have a Pinterest?
Nothing annoys me more than going out at night and seeing every girl wearing the same tie-dye high waisted-shorts. Or scrolling through my Instagram feed to find a million pictures of girls “uniquely” painted nails. No, you are not creative. No, you did not think of that on your own. Just because you read some instructions on how to tie-dye your shorts and paint hearts on your nails on Pinterest doesn’t mean that you are an innovative hipster genius. I hate to be a hater, but felt the need to vent…
Besides the fact that you are being unoriginal, I can promise you that half of the girls and all of the guys who follow you on Instagram don’t care what your nail polish looks like. If you want to be noticed, try doing something that no one else has done before.
Being your own kind of original is what makes you stand out, so why would you want to do what everyone else is doing? It takes originality, not imitation, to be artistic and creative. So, girls, start with gathering some of your timeworn clothes, glitter, fabric from your grandmas old dress… anything, and make something new. Do not cheat and look at Pinterest for ideas. Let your mind be creative and come up with the idea!
Of course, Pinterest is a great tool to spark your creativity, but I feel like it should be used for just that. Inspiration, not imitation.
Even if you aren’t the creative type, you can be a trend setter and stand out by wearing something that is unique. Instead of wearing the usual high-waisted shorts and crop top outfit to class, try wearing something that’s a bit more… bold. You may not think to wear a dress to school, but this Shoshanna Purple Rain Dress would actually be perfect. I promise you’ll be the only one to look this good and bet that two weeks later you’ll see more of your classmates coming to class with dresses on. And how good will you feel, then, when you have finally become the trend-setter?
Anything you make or do can be considered creative as long as it is something that you thought of yourself. Try it! I promise you’ll enjoy all the compliments you get on your new ideas. Plus, it’ll help stretch your creativity.
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