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Some people prefer to march to the beat of their own drum. They do not want to be like everyone else. The latest styles and trends are not what matters most to them. They want to be unique, and express themselves through their own distinct style.
In order to do this, it helps to have self-confidence. When you are ready to step up and stand out, confidence helps you be able to make something new look like it is the latest and greatest new trend.
Many people love to be the trend setters rather than the trend followers. Being able to set the trends means that you are always living on the cutting edge of fashion. You do not look to designers, the media or others for your fashion designs and ensembles, you create them.
It is usually during jr. high and high school that these trend setters start to be noticed. They are wearing what they want to school, without a thought about if others will like it. They are experimenting, and trying something new all the time. It is interesting to watch how many people will start wearing what they do. It is common for others to dress like that are considered in the popular crowd, but it is also just as common for the trend setters to have followers as well.
Being able to be yourself and have your own style can be a great way to find yourself. Discovering what you like, and what you want to wear regardless of if it is popular can be very empowering.