As students, many of us hated the fact that we had to wear school uniform every single day. In our minds, school uniform was a type of clothing that was conformist and lacking in individuality. We desperately wanted to grow up so that we could grow out of this boring gear and be our own person. Little did we know then that we would transition eventually from one type of sartorial conformity to another one, just because in many cases, being alike is the way of life in our world.
As adults, we wear as much black as we possibly can on a daily basis, because we want to relate to our peers; because it is said to be the color that projects an image of professionalism, while helping us to camouflage and slim down our physical figures. Looking across a crowd of blackness, a pop of color can easily trigger insecurity. A pop of color can easily make us become the subject of peer gossips.
In doing our best to conform and to relate, our aspirational individuality is left unexpressed.