ISSUE NO. 1
PlayfuL 2018 FEBRUARY 7
MODERN TEEN STYLES
EDITORS ERIKA PARDE CLARENCE POMPERADA ANA QUIBOT ASHLEY RANA PAULA RANIN
STYLE WITH ATTITUDE SOURCE: WWW.PINTEREST.COM
Fashion SOURCE: WWW.PINTEREST.COM
CROP TOP One of the things that most teenage women like when it comes to fashion is that showing-off a bit of their skin. Crop top has been a trend since 1990’s as a summer fashion trend. Ever since, cropping of shirts has been a popular manner among the females to have a mature and comfortable style in terms of clothing. Today, designers have designed different styles of crop tops to appeal to young adults. Different styles of crop top keeps on releasing every season. There’s Denim Crop Top, Stripe Knot Top, Frills Peplum Blouse, Lace Boat Neck Top, Jacquard Top, TwoTone Crop Top, V-Neck Crop Top and many more. Since crop tops are so versatile, crop tops can also be matched with other clothes like circle skirt, mini-skirt, maxi skirt, jeans, high-wasted shorts and pants. It can also be layered with blazer for a more bussiness attire style. Outfits are also paired with accessories like necklaces and bracelets to emphasize the theme of the outfit the person ig going to. SOURCE: FASHIONMAGAZINE.COM
TROUSERS Pants are not just made to cover one’s legs, these can also affect one’s style. Jeans have dominated the global fashion style for a semi-casual code. But there has been an alternatives for jeans to be more comfortable and stylish. Other than jackets and latest kicks, one part of the outfit that complete and satifies the guys’ style is the trouser. Trousers are the more of the traditional alternative to jeans when it comes to semi-casual and formal wear. It can be tweaked and adjusted depending on the individual’s kind of styles and needs. There are also different styles of trousers like Corduroys, Wool Trousers, Cropped Trousers, and many more. These kinds of trousers are mostly made out soft cloth like cotton. Trousers can be paired with longs sleeves, casual shirts, coats, sweaters and jackets, and a lot more. It can also be added with men’s accessories like hats and bags. SOURCE: WWW.REALMENREALSTYLE.COM
OFF-SHOULDER Other than crop top being a trendy style oufit, offshoulder is also up the trend. Other than showing off the waist, teenage women also like to show off their shoulders. It may seem seductive to some, although it is intended to look sexy and matured looking, it can also turn into a cute one like the one in the picture beside. It is also considered, just like crop top, a summer fashion trend. Off-shoulders have also been created ever since the 1890’s for women to be able to move comfortably from bold bold and enormous sleeves. It has been styled in different ways through the years and the demands for the clothes are endless even up until now. Bell Sleeves, Lacey Detailed, Crop Top Style and Cold Shoulder Detailed are just one of the styles of off-shoulder tops. Off-shoulder can be paired with different kinds of pants and skirts. Accessories will also complete an outfit of an offshoulder top. SOURCE: WWW.WASHINGTON.COM
SHORTS Although it has been created and used before, shorts for men has once again became trendy. Aiming for a comfortable style at the same time a cool one, shorts have been a part of men’s outfit especially the young adults. This clothing is also a summer fashion trend just like crop top and off-shoulder top of women. Mostly, men wear shorts whenever they go for an exercise but now, it has become part of their casual outfit. Shorts that are usually used by men today are Chino Shorts (often called a flat-front), Jean Shorts (also known as Jorts), Sweat Shorts, Cargo Shorts, and Sports Shorts (or running shorts). Before pairing shorts with other clothes, it is important to use the shorts that totally suit the person that will wear or else, the overall outfit will be ruined. After choosing “the one”, it’s ready for a mix and match with casual shirts, long sleeves, buttoned shirts, sleeveless shirts and many more. SOURCE: WWW.FASHIONBEANS.COM
MINI SKIRT Skirts have been a part of women’s outfit ever since to have a more ladylike appearance. . As time goes, it is not only technologies that are developed but also fashion style. From having long skirts before being trendy, now, the mini-skirt is. There are different styles of mini-skirts, some are made for a casual look and some are made for a sexy and mature look. Example of its different styles are Jacquard Mini, Mod Mini, Denim Skirt, Sequined Mini, A-Line Mini, Suede Mini, Button Down Mini, and many more. Mini skirts can be paired with a lot of tops like oversized shirts, hanging shirts or crop tops, off-shoulder tops, sleeveless tops that can also be layered with a blazer or a coat for a bussiness attire look, and so much more. The outfit of a mini skirt can be completed with the right shoes. If the outfit is more on casual, it’s better to wear shoes which are casual too. If the outfit is more on a sexy and mature look, that’s when it is good to wear sandals and shoes with heels.
LONG SLEEVES Wether it is a sunny season or rainy or cold season, some men can most be often seen in long sleeves. Other than those who work since business attires of men are mostly long sleeves since long sleeves are made for a formal look in the first place. Although casual long sleeves shirts kind of look plain to some people, it became a trend because its comfortability, how it looks on men who wear it, most kinda looks cool with it. But some also wear it for layering like, again, men’s business attire. It is recognizable what long sleeves clothes wear most of the time like Sweaters or Jackets, ¾ Shirts and the Buttoned Long Sleeves. Long sleeves can be easily paired with any pants. Mostly jeans and trousers. For something athletic, of course, the jogger pants. For a layering outfit, it is mostly coats, if aiming for a formal or semi-formal look and jackets, if aiming for just a casual and cool look.
MY MUSIC WILL TELL YOU ABOUT ME MORE THAN I EVER WILL SOURCE: FAVIM.COM
From Elvis Presley to Camilla Cabello, the music industry came a long way to get up to this point. Music gave a lot of influence to the youth, whether you like it or not, you can hear mainstream music everywhere you go, while you’re listening to your phone on your car, but not all teenagers have the same preferences for music. Now let’s talk about it.
Of course, we knew that teenagers have a variety of styles, sometimes you can see that they have different music taste according to on how they dress up, their behavior, mood or emotions. Some teenagers are hooked up on Pop, Contemporary R&B, Hip-Hop, Rap and many more genres. Several of teenagers just jump on the bandwagon, like they become a fan of a popular song but
they don’t even know the artist and sometimes they overplay it. It is because listening to mainstream music is considered as a part of growing up of the society. Some are the fangirls/fanboys, they are called a “STAN” or an obsessive fan of an artist and their songs, there is a lot of this on the Twitter World, for example of these is the KPOP fans. Not all teens are
pumped up with some mainstream music, I am pretty amazed on how some of them are fans of unappreciated and underrated music from an underrated artist, and I can see them as an artsy people. Some teens still appreciate old and classical music. And obviously there are the socalled “Pa-cool” teens that like to listen to Rap or Hip-hop music; there is no further explanation for this one.
How does music affect the youth? A question that has several answers. Teens listen to music randomly or purposely. Whether they are in the library studying, at the bus going home, just sitting waiting or they’re sad, happy, just broke up with their boyfriend/girlfriend, in love or they’re a fan and they want to support their idol or they just want to listen because of boredom, we’ll never know. It is 2018, people go through a lot of stuff and music helps them while they’re dealing with their situations and sometimes music exposes them to violence, sexual messages or stereotypes. Lyrics gave a lot of impact to teens, when they’re sad they play the saddest and dramatic music to make themselves feel more sorrow, when they’re in love they play songs that made them think of their significant others, or when they’re at a party they play a super hyped song that can make them dance so hard. But in this modern day, lyrics became more and more explicit that it’s not good for teens to listen anymore because it refers to drugs, sex, homophobia, sexism or racism and violence and once they listen to this it takes over their mind and changes their perceptions and particular behavior. Music physically, emotionally and mentally changes a person and sometimes it’s not good and it’s more than a concern. Music is sometimes their way to express what they feel, they listen to music that they can sometimes relate with, and I personally admit that I’m like this one.
Parents sometimes have tiny knowledge on what their children are listening because of the technology that the adolescents are using, like smartphones, earphones/headphones, iPods and much more that can be used for listening music. Parents are unaware that music can also affect their childâ€™s behavior, they can see some changes to their child and they donâ€™t have any idea what are the reasons why.
In the aspect of entertainment, adolescents often go to concerts of their favorite artist whether it’s a huge superstar or a starting or developing artist. It’s worth it for them to see their idols singing live whether they’re near or far away from them a.k.a if they are VIP sitting or standing. They go to the concert whether they’re a big fan, a companion, a normal person who just want to go to the concert, no one knows. For them, they should not waste the opportunity to see some artists, like Beyoncé, Coldplay, BTS, EXO, One Direction (or anyone of them), 5SOS and many more, they will avail tickets as fast as they can before it sold out.
Music gives adolescents some positive and negative impact, teens are free to choose what music expresses their true self to make themselves feel better, it’s not for the artist to adjust what genre he/she will do according to the population of the listeners.
Just focus on the good side, Music can express what someone cannot say, where words fail, music speaks. And according to Bono; “Music changes the world because it changes people”
Hobbies SOURCE: WWW.PINTEREST.COM
“It’s a free time. What shall I do?” Teenagers nowadays seem to have a busy schedule, but they always find time to pause and relax. There are a lot of difference on how teenagers spend their spare time depending on the place they are in or the environment they used to live and sometimes it depends on their interests and likes. Teenagers who live in the province have different hobbies than those who live in the city wherein gadgets and various facilities are available. According to Philippine Star Global on their online article written by Preciosa Soliven, “Unlike younger children, teenagers do not listen as much to parents. They are conditioned by their environment, listen more to their peers, and are eager to be recognized as independent adults. Unfortunately they are halvstrak (half-strong), the German’s term for the adolescent age. They are endangered species – specially the Filipino teenagers.”
Hobby is one way for teenagers to make use of their free time and to be somehow productive out of it. There are different kinds of hobbies teenagers are fan of like playing sports and outdoor activities, doing arts and crafts, using gadgets and other teenagers tend to do planting trees on their backyard, but there are those who invest their free time to discover new things, food and places. SOURCE: WWW.PINTEREST.COM
S PORTS SOURCE: THESINSAMODE.COM
Basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton and archery are just the number of sports being played by teenagers during their free time. School also requires student to have their own sport so that they could join in so many clubs and programs to showcase their skills. To excel on such sport, teenager make it as their hobby. There are different kinds of sports on every country with different climate. For example, USA has snowboarding and ice skating while in Asia, sports like karate are mostly known.
Basketball is a very popular sport in the world especially in the United States. National Basketball Association or NBA becomes a hit because of exceptional players from different teams. Many teenagers especially boys are inspired to play basketball because of NBA and moved them to play harder. Sports like basketball requires movement like running and jumping that regulates the flow of the blood across the body. Playing sports is a one way to make the body physically fit thus making it healthier.
ARTS AND CRAFT Trashes into gifts? Old materials into crafts? Well thatâ€™s not impossible when you let creativity works. Creativity emanates if you will invest your time to create things out of available pieces of materials. Nowadays there are a lot of trashes made of plastic that can be recycled again into a new craft, but it takes time to create one. Teenagers sometimes use gadgets and search online some steps on how to make crafts that only need materials that can found in the house. There are also ideas and themes that can be found online to add up more variations of designs. Recycled crafts are now being sold and became an ideal gift to someone who loves arts. These are the crafts you can make during your free time: learn how to knit, tiedye a shirt, paint, and sew a quilt.
Travel & Outdoor Activities SOURCE: FAVIM.COM
otential blogger/vloggers usually starts during teenage stage when curiosity occurs. It all first began on a near place until it gets farther and farther. From falls to mountain down to the unknown city going to the beaches. Exploring new place is one of the most wonderful things to do, but it takes money and courage to go out of your comfort zone and discover the world.
ome teenagers are becoming young bloggers, they are going to different places and capturing fantastic spots and later publish online to promote the place. Both the blogger and the tourism benefit when the place is being promoted because bloggers are also being paid when their blog becomes a hit. This is also a good hobby to start with because you can earn money while traveling and oing stuffs you like. The only downside with this kind of hobby is the safety when the place is risky.
here a lot of places to explore with your friends and families. Every places in the world has tourist spots that can be enjoyed by teenager. Going to a place to freshen up helps your mind to relax and to let go negativity and bad vibes. Outdoor activities are being done upon traveling witnessing different kinds of mountain to hike and obstacle to go through. Every travel comes with different adventures that comes in so many different ways especially if youâ€™re a newbie on a strange place.
EVERYDAY LIVING SOURCE: WWW.DIGITALTRENDS.COM
owadays, when people think of gadgets, the first thing that would pop up in their minds was cellphone, tablet, laptop, computer, and other electronic gadgets that most of the teenagers used these days. However, it means so much more than that; as defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary, gadget is “an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty”. It is true that gadget is very helpful to us especially that nowadays, we people try to utilize our time within allotted time and because these gadgets makes our work very efficient and convenient. Gadget’s purpose in our life is to make our life easier and more comfortable. That is why it is now our tendency to use these gadgets especially for the teenagers. On the other hand, gadget also include some electronic devices or appliances in the kitchen like microwave oven, rice cooker, burner because it is has made our life more easier and more favorable. Air conditioners, heaters, electric fans, dryers, washing machines, sewing machines, are also some examples of a gadgets that makes our life more pleasurable and desirable. There are a lot of things that gadgets can do to our lives, not only it is for the purpose of entertainment but also it makes our life very accessible and very convenient. It makes our work very easy with the help of these devices. One of the things that a gadget can do to us is for our daily communication. Back in Ancient Rome, information was relayed by horseback riders delivering letters or messages, and sometimes, postman gets lost because of long journeys, thus, the failure to deliver letters to correct address. Before, people have to travel or visit the person to have a face-to-face conversation. But now, email, instant messages, phone calls, sms, skype, facetime, was made for a convenient, fast, and reliable information using gadgets such as smart phones, tablet, and laptops that we have now. Another thing is that gadget can also increase our life expectancy. Back in early times, due to lack of medical development, people usually die sooner or later. However, medical science developed so much that people can get medicines for every disease and illnesses, even for the things of measuring blood pressure and measuring blood sugar with the advancement in technology that enable also such surgeries, and
thus, preventing people from frequent deaths. Gadgets also serves as a “memory”, it serves as our remembrance. Using devices like digital camera, web cam, CCTV, Surveillance Camera, it makes something took a picture or rather took a video of something that makes a remarkable note to us for the may it be for purpose of security and safety or amusement. In addition to that, these gadgets also serves as our refreshment and a memory of what has happened throughout the journey of something by just taking a look back at a certain picture or video through the use of gadget.
We cannot deny the fact that gadgets existed for the purpose of entertainment. Most of us use gadgets such as cellular phones, netbooks, tablets, television, and many more for us to toy with. When we are bored, its main goal in our life is to entertain us. With the help of internet, we can play whatever games we want, whatever videos or plays we may want to watch, whatever things that amuse us. With the help of these gadgets, we can entertain ourselves with just a tip of our
fingers. On the other hand, gadgets also help for us to be always updated and hear latest news. By using radios, televisions, and other gadgets that broadcast news, we are now more informed of what is happening in our surroundings. With the help also of smart phones, we can use social media to get latest updates of what is happening around us. Gadgets are very important in our life because it also makes the family stay connected with one another. It brings joy to the family because with the help of web cameras, phones, tablets, etc., it is no longer painful to stay away from family and friends. These gadgets make distant things come near and makes it very accessible for the users to stay connected and updates with one another.
and for reaching out and sharing or expressing our thoughts and emotions through the use of social media via our smart phone, computers, tablet, and so on. These gadgets have become very essential in teenâ€™s life because they aid the boredom and loneliness in a teenagerâ€™s life. No wonder why now, people are controlled by these gadgets instead of us controlling these things because we are so much fascinated by their ability to the work for us because at times, it has influenced our daily lives up to an extent that we cannot think of a day without them, we cannot even imagine our day without them.
Basically, the main reason why teenagers used gadgets is for their entertainment. An example to that are iPod, iPad, MP3, television, and smart phones that makes us entertain and socialize with other people. By using these gadgets, teenagers are able to play games, talk to our loved ones,
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Mobile phones are very important gadget because it does a lot of work, not just for communicating with other people and keeping updated/informed but it also includes entertaining the user by playing games, playing music/videos, and even reading an online book. SOURCE: WWW.MCGASM.NET
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By plugging in an earphones/headsets to listen some music and watching videos/movies, it can make the userâ€™s mood much better. Some other things that an earphones/headsets may do for you is to answer calls hands free while conversing with other people via cellular phone, for instance. Another purpose of the earphones is that it allows the user to hear sounds/music much better and it avoids disturbing other people if the user wants to listen to music and stuff.
Laptop is very convenient for the teenagers to use this device because it is capable to perform all the operations without any hitch during work unlike smart phoneâ€™s. Mostly, people would like to surf in the internet here because of its wide range functions and ability to do the work.
Camera. Even though there are some smart phones are incorporated with high quality camera, the quality of the images produced by a camera are priceless and incomparable. Cameraâ€™s main purpose is to relive past memories and take a look back at those memorable incidents. SOURCE: WWW.PINTEREST.COM
DETRACTOR OR AN ALLY 23
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram are some of the most well-known and influential social media applications that millennial are subscribing to. It has been a part of our everyday living that creates impact with our interest, fashion, lifestyle, and our choices. We concede to the fact that social media is an advancement in technology that helps a lot of people economically, socially, and politically. However, it still imposes threat when we talk about security, generating ideas from people, or when disseminating information. The vast influence of social media to the youth plays an important role on the way they articulate things and ideas and how they perceive certain beliefs.
ocial media had molded the youth’s perspective when we talked about beauty. Having a thousand likes and shares means you are popular and beautiful. It makes people shallow to the point of them asking affirmation for their appearance from people in the virtual world. It diminishes their self-worth when their post do not get attention from their ‘friends’ or ‘followers’. They encapsulates the idea of beauty on how society had set it and the youth feels that if they do not reach that expectation means that they do not fit in to the ‘popular clique’ or the ‘cool kids’. Some people might find it good or fine but, for others it can lower their
self-esteem. They will feel like they do not belong in that world and causes them to think that they are inferior and unworthy. It gives them the sense of being unwanted by people surrounding them making them feel more conscious on the way they look and act. There are already a lot of news circumventing about girls getting raped by a person whom they meet up with, in which they just talked to in their social media accounts. There are also news about teens getting blackmailed by individuals who hacks accounts and gets personal information such as photos, address, etc. Safety and
security is also a trouble when discussing about the disadvantages of social media. There are also cases where a girl’s nude photos circulated in the social media. It was supposedly just for her boyfriend but, it ended up being viral due to people hacking her account and sending it to other individuals. These caused her emotional and psychological trauma that can lead to serious mental issues in the long run. We may own personal accounts but, we still have to remember that there are people who can manipulate the personal data that we have in the virtual world.
Our parents, friends and relatives may know us as the silent type of person or the kind who has difficulty in making new friends. It will astound you to find a completely different person when we look at the social media accounts of people. They sport a different identity, personality and way of thinking. You might see a tweet from your classmate, who is silent and not very friendly, to be amusing and hilarious or you might see an acquaintance of yours having the best outfit being posted on his/her Facebook when you just usually see him/her in a casual wear. People makes social media as a haven of their own made up portrayal of themselves. It becomes their escape towards reality by making up dual identity of a person. We can never say that this is wrong but, it can cause serious troubles in the future.
aving all the negative effects of social media it still has its own benefits to the current generation. Social media is now being used as a tool to break apathy among the youth. Talk about the rise of hashtags that make the people aware of current social, political and economical issues all over the globe. It paves way for people to participate and have their voices heard. It gives them representation and a part in deciding for the betterment of their country or the whole world. It allows them to gain new learning and at the same time share their knowledge to other people. Social mediaâ€™s main function really evolves in the idea of connection and making new friends. Most of us used social
media to connect with family members, relatives, friends and love ones. It makes communication more feasible and efficient for everyone. You can talk to the people around you anytime and make them aware of your life happenings. There are also people who find their other half through social media. It opens avenue for people to meet someone with the same interest as them and the same hobbies. Communication now a days is very important that people are becoming more occupied every day with work, school activities and family matters in which social media serves as a tool to carry out this process.
Social media SOURCE: WWW.PINTEREST.COM
can be a friend or a foe depending on how we utilize it. We should be smart and aware of the things that we can and can not do when using social media. We should not be too trusting of these virtual world because it do not belong to us. We are just simply users and we should follow the netiquette and rules whenever we use social media.
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