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Old 01-01-2019, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Wonderbird83 View Post
When I take my girls to school I notice that so many other teenagers are very lightly dressed even though itís freezing outside.
YOU think that itís freezing and YOU would wear warmer clothes.

What YOU need isnít necessarily what others need. People think and feel differently. There are lots of things to worry about. What other people wear generally isnít one of them.
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:09 PM
Location: SWFL
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I don't recall feeling the cold or heat back when I was young. This is back in the 50s, 60s and early 70s. I actually don't think the weather bothered me until I hit my 30s. Of course though my mother always had me bundled up in a snowsuit when I was real little. I remember wearing snow pants to school under my dresses because I walked to school from 3rd grade until 7th grade. Tights and knee socks were a staple of my wardrobe.
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:48 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I remember being in HS and not wearing a coat in the winter. It wasn't about fashion. I just wasn't cold. Even when I went skiing if it was sunny out I would lock my jacket in a locker.
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:15 AM
Location: Massachusetts
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Seems nothing has changed.

When I was a teen, looking cool > Being warm and cozy
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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When we lived in California the girls at my daughters' school were almost all wearing UGG boots when it was 80 degrees. Gangbangers always wore hoodies, even if it was 100 degrees. Not sure if that was to look cool or to stay warm (apparently drug addicts always feel cold). Upper middle class bangerwannabes wore them too. Apparently they preferred to sweat to death so they could look like gangbangers.

Then we visited Michigan and went to pick up a friends daughter at a ritzy private school. Most of the kids were stomping through the slush/snow wearing flip flops. Almost none of the kids were wearing coats, some had short sleeves, some miniskirts, and one was wearing shorts. It was about 35 degrees and the walks were covered in slush from melting snow. This was the same week I saw the California kids sweating it out in Uggs.
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Old Today, 08:14 PM
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Hoodies for teens today are like leather jackets of yesteryear.

They just want to look cool.
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