Soft Ghetto, Hella Dope or Hella Nope.

I was a little thrown back by the term. Initially I found it confusing and insulting, why? Maybe I just like being insulted. The thought of someone not giving the time to fully commit to a style and simply saying it’s soft… 

I was a little thrown back by the term. Initially I found it confusing and insulting, why? Maybe I just like being insulted. The thought of someone not giving the time to fully commit to a style and simply saying it’s soft something, (soft grunge, soft goth, soft punk, soft blueman group. etc) I saw it as lazy. But I stand corrected.

I’ve now learned to love these terms and styles. Yes it’s part of the hashtag culture, but hey I’m a part of that culture ( #culture). Why not dab into something and test the waters, and if you’re just comfortable testing the waters, shit, go ahead and do just that. Soft ghetto one day, soft babyclothes the next. No ones style choices should be limited to specific standards of what one person is inclined to.

I’m sure a lot of stand alone styles came from people mixing and dabbling into different styles and culture. For example you can see a lot of emo/scene styles be a mixture of goth and internet teen culture. Cholas from L.A. can be inspired by both old hollywood glamour, (hence the sharpie eyebrows and moles.) and gangster (baggy clothes and wife beaters.)

It’s fun to state an opinion and find people who relate, but honestly when it comes to trends and personal styles we are simply spectators. You like it or you don’t. There is no official fashion police, sorry Joan.

On the topic of soft ghetto, here are some examples to check out. Maybe even try?

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