Does it bother anyone else that the default style among fresher’s, and dare I say it students in general, is ‘Rah’?
I can appreciate that in the grand scheme of things these people are still young, but jeeez, surely they should have grown a personality by now?!
For those of you not in the know, please refer to urban dictionary for the definition of ‘Rah’: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rah
Key ‘Rah’ features: Backcombed/ Messy hair, Over-sized Sunglasses, Scarves, Ugg (style) Boots.
This year is my third as a student and regrettably I can personally inform you that this trend is not a new one and shows no signs of waning *sigh*. It does, however, give those with a stylish flare the opportunity to shine and revel in their individuality. Don’t question yourself! Don’t get sucked into the ‘Rah’s’ world. And for God’s sake, DON’T BUY FAKE UGG BOOTS! If you do feel yourself leaning towards them (as I will admit to myself), buy a genuine pair.
Here are some examples of how even UGG’s can deviate from the norm for the few of you brave enough to delve even slightly into the ‘Rah’ look:
Seee… It is even possible to be different and still maintain brand conformity. You just have to be willing to look.
Whether you are aware of it or not, ‘Rah’s’ are spreading further and further into common life. If it’s not the real deal it’s the wannabe’s. It is unfortunate that they have discovered the wonders that are festival weekends, Top Shop, Gigs and hot indie guys, but it would appear the ‘Rah’, for the time being, is here to stay. We can at least gain comfort in the fact that trends evolve. For now, however, I shall continue to snigger and mutter under my breath, knowing that these poor girls are all just longing to be Sienna Miller.
The first article by Rhian Force for Le Freak, C'est Chic!