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Makeup and clothing is an issue for many teenage girls.
If you are stressing about what you should look like
as a newcomer in middle school, or a freshie in high
school, here's a quick guide to help your fashion mature
with you throughout middle and high school. In Sixth
grade, wear lip gloss, some mascara, and maybe a little
bit of pale eyeshadow; don't go too heavy or it may
look bad. If you want to try out more types of makeup,
keep that for home experiments. As for clothes, keep
it in your comfort level. Bear this in mind: if you
are wearing a bra or undershirt, don't let the straps
hang out. It doesn't look cool; it just looks sloppy.
If you are wearing a short shirt, check in the mirror
to see if your stomach hangs out of the bottom. Otherwise,
wear something a little bit longer. Also, if your pants
are likely to slip, wear a belt. Belts are totally hip
now! * The main point is to keep the makeup light, and
the clothes clean cut.
In Seventh grade you are beginning to care a little
more what you look like; you might want to try curling
your hair a few days a week, and using different hairstyles
besides your typical ponytail. If you are acne prone,
try foundation. Remember thet even oily skin can get
flaky and that looks horrible with foundation. So try
it on weekends first and ask your mother (or someone
that uses foundation well) if it looks okay. In Seventh
grade you might want to try eyeliner. But not too much
because you don't want to look like a racoon! Start
trying to tie outfits together with accessories. It's
good to try new things with your makeup and clothes.
But when you try the new things, make sure it looks
good on you, not just in the picture or at the store.
Check out different stores, and find out if there is
a style that suits you.
In eighth grade you are probably getting good at makeup
and you know what you like. Try establishing your own
hairstyle without looking like everyone else. For example,
if everyone has long, layered hair with no bangs, try
light wispy bangs and a shorter, layered look. You might
be wearing tighter jeans now and probably starting to
get concerned with impressing the guys, so it's safe
to try out more mature styles such as a sleek leather
blazer, or lower cut necklines. If you are happy with
your sports bra, that is totally OK. But it's safe now
to check out the actual bra department and wear something
that makes you feel pretty - like lace.
Ninth grade: high school! This is a big transition.
Now in the same world as seniors, you are going to want
to look like the rest of your peers. You should by now
have your makeup and hair styles already. Try to update
this look a bit, because no one wants to carry the same
look they had in middle school. Dramatize a detail in
your hair. If its known for it's left side part, part
it even deeper. Make a straight style even sleeker and
hip. Learn to make youre curls tighter, or looser.
In high school you might want to wear your usual make
up during the day, and as you start to go out with friends
and boys at night, add a darker shade of eyeliner, or
jazz up your lips with something more festive. It's
also good to try new shoes, try wearing spikier ankle
boots with a pair of hot jeans and a blouse. Chunkier
heels aren't as hip as spikes as you get older. Incorporate
accessories into your outfit. Buy yourself a bag that's
in suede or leather to keep your schoolbooks in, instead
of a backpack. You will want to buy yourself a new jacket,
and make it your own. You know what you like, so go
and find clothes that fit your style, but crank it up
a notch for a more mature feel.