So last night I went out with some friends to have drinks. All of them were wearing suits,polos, sleek dresses and gold jewelry, classy black/gray/white/dark blue outfits - you know, like they came from work. I on the other hand was wearing an earthy colored tank top, flared jeans and my usual brown sling bag. The thing was tho, only two of them had jobs, which means only two of them came from work. Now, I'm not one to judge but really, why would you dress up like an executive at a small pub? Is it for the sake of just looking awesome and prestigious to make everyone think that they are?
See what I realized that night, is that most people go through a lot of trouble to seek social approval. I never really thought it still existed, especially with my friends, but unfortunately it does exist. They dress, talk a certain way and even drink certain beverages all so that people would think that they belong to a particular 'social class'.
I was actually talked to about my usual accessories which include a peace bracelet I made, a budha bracelet and a bracelet made from abaca like it was an act of juvenile delinquency just to wear it. I don't think I have to to apologize for not wearing gold chains and pearl earrings. It just saddens me that people still have this mentality and disappointingly look down on people just because they don't fit the upscale image that they themselves try to achieve.
I'd rather dress up comfortably, wear my jeans, put on my bracelets, talk about things that actually matter like the importance of social change and how women's rights are being violated nowadays instead of "the new LV Bag that my boyfriend gave me and how much it costs".