Dear Jude, who knows what you kids will be wearing in a few years, but here are a few fundamentals from your mama: 1. Clothes must be CLEAN. Not ‘look’ clean or ‘smell’ clean. BE clean. Uncrushed too. 2. They must cover what needs to be covered as appropriate to time and place. (work: arms and legs, dates: arms and legs, etc) and finally 3. They must fit well. Just because a garment ‘closes’ does NOT mean it ‘fits’. In the same vein just because it covers, does not mean it fits. No matter what “fashion” is doing, a good fit is ALWAYS in style, darling. Fashion is for now. Style is forever. Write that down.