Writing an essay
Your school newspaper is investigating the question: “People spend too much time and money on fashion. Do you agree or disagree?” Write an essay on the topic.
I absolutely agree with the statement that people spend too much time and money on fashion.
Many people can spend hours doing shopping in shopping centers, malls and fashion boutiques looking for the latest styles. They spend a lot of time surfing the internet in search of fashionable clothes of certain brands.
Fashion-conscious people are fond of visiting fashion shows or watching them on TV. They buy glossy fashion magazines and look for new tendences in the world of fashion.
More and more people want to change their clothes and footwear every season and are ready to spend lots of money on clothes of popular brands. It’s obvious that people pay much more not for the better quality but for the brand.
Consumerism is one of the problems of today’s world. People buy more than they need.
Frankly speaking, I am not a trendy boy but I do not reject the importance to keep up with the fashion. I like stylish and fashionable clothes but designer labels are too expensive. I prefer to wear sporty and casual clothes which make me feel good and confident. I often buy clothes online and find good things on special offer from 20 up to 50% discount. I can get some great bargains. I think it’s more important to have your own style than to wear expensive things.
I am sure people shouldn’t spend so much money on clothes but give it on charity instead.
Now a lot of people spend almost all their money to look fashionable. Celebrities can often spend millions only on jewelry. Everyone wants to look fashionable, but not always for this you need to spend so much money. If you have a sense of style, you can find cheap things that look very fashionable.
I’m sure, it is possible to look stylish not spending a lot of money on it. But many people now are following trends. And you can’t see any identity, because everyone lookы like a carbon copy. What is more, some brand clothes are in trend, but not everyone can afford to buy them. So some people buy fake brand clothes.
Of course, we only see appearance and clothes, when we meet someone for the first time. But as proverb says: “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. For example, Steve Jobs was a cofounder of Apple Computer, and American businessman. If you saw him for the first time, you wouldn’t have any thought, that he was rich. Steve preferred to wear a turtleneck, and jeans.
One more problem, that people can’t control their purchases. To wear different outfits per month you need approximately 11-12 pieces of clothes, But sometimes we don’t match goods at shops, then you look at your wardrobe and say loudly: “I have nothing to wear!”.
In my opinion, you should wear what suits you, what you feel comfortable in, and not to think about others’ opinion.