Letter: Teenage outfits are free expression



Have you ever bought something you really like but then you couldn’t wear it? I have. At my school, we have a dress code and I don’t like it. A dress code shouldn’t exist.

Many schools have a dress code or school uniform, which is not fair. Kids and teens should have the freedom to express themselves however they like. Middle school students are trying to find an identity before they go into high school.

Leggings or holes in our jeans are not allowed in my school. Why, you may ask? Because they are considered too tight and/or expose too much skin — but it’s just skin and everyone has it. Adults can express themselves on a daily basis way more than teens. So why can’t we have a little freedom to express ourselves the way we want with our clothing?

Kayla Aguirre

La Center