10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Own A Pair Of Crocs

10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Own A Pair Of Crocs

Crocs are the best shoe to keep in your wardrobe and here's why.

Whether you're against the fashion statement of Crocs or not, and you're debating whether or not to buy a pair, here are a few reasons why you should always have a pair of Crocs in your wardrobe. From every pattern and color imaginable, you can find a pair that is perfect for you!

1. There are many colors and patterns to choose from

You can go original with just a pair of black ones that go with everything or you could step it up a notch and get a crazy color or pattern. You won't have any troubles finding the right pair for you.

2. Jibbitz

Finding the right charm to go with your Crocs is the best part about Crocs! There are so many different ones to choose from; Disney, sports, numbers, letters and so much more! Make sure to check out the Croc store often to find new ones and limited edition Jibbitz!

3. Water proof

Crocs will always be your go-to shoes when you're out at the lake or beach. They protect your feet from stepping on those nasty stones in the water. Crocs are also a good shoe to have if you are a lifeguard.

4. You can wear them during all four seasons

With the option of buying the insulated Crocs, you will be set for all the seasons. Your feet will never be cold again! They're also super easy to slip on and off, and no hassle with laces either.

5. They're super comfortable

Believe it or not, these shoes will be the most comfortable shoes you will ever wear! There is also so much room for your feet. They're easy to slip on and keep your feet going no matter what you're doing!

6. You can wear them with socks

If people can wear socks with their Birkenstocks, we can wear our Crocs with socks. No matter what the situation is, socks and Crocs is always acceptable.

7. They go with any outfit

Jeans, sweatpants or shorts, you can be sure to have your Crocs match any outfit. You can even go even crazier and buy crocs that are heels or tennis shoes.

8. You can wear them at any age

From infants to toddlers to grown adults, you can always find your right fit and color when you go in to find your perfect pair of Crocs.

9. They're very versatile

You can go on a hike, go swimming, or even go for a nice jog with them. There are no restrictions when it comes to what you do with your Crocs. They're there for you when you need them the most.

10. They make great gifts

If you know somebody who is in desparate need of a pair of Crocs, they usually have sales on them all year. Go out and buy a pair! The best time to purchase Crocs is during October, or as Crocs lovers call it, 'Croctober'.

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H&M Has No Excuse For Its Racist Photo

2018 has no room for modern-day racism in our society.

You would think that 2018 would be the beginning of the end of racism in our society. Once again, we are disappointed, but not surprised, by a large retailer's offensive slogan on apparel.

(Throwback to 2014 when Urban Outfitters was under fire for glamorizing mental illness on their t-shirts.)

H&M has released an extremely unacceptable display of product in the last few days. In H&M's children's clothing line, there is a green hoodie printed with the phrase "coolest monkey in the jungle," modeled by an African American child.

Modern-day racism really isn't a good look, H&M.

I don't understand how there is still racism in our world in general, but from a top retailer, no less.

As such a large company, it's shocking that no one caught this wildly inappropriate photo to be released onto their site, let alone taken in the first place.

You cannot be as successful of a retailer as H&M and not have several people review the line and the website before it goes live. A quick apology greets you upon entering H&M's website:

Who is apologizing, though?

Are we to assume it's the entire company or actually the specific parties involved?

Clearly, the entire company isn't involved because otherwise, someone would have caught this irresponsible act of racism.

Many celebrities with present and future collaborations have stepped away from H&M, refusing to be associated with them any longer after this scandal.

The Weeknd got a lot of Twitter attention as he has modeled in collaboration with H&M and tweeted his disappointment and embarrassment to be associated with such a company.

G-Eazy also had an upcoming collaboration with H&M, which he has stepped away from as well. You can also find a longer list of celebrity statements on this incident here.

It's 2018. It's time to start moving forward instead of backward with our progress in the elimination of racism. More people need to be speaking up, and bigger companies need to care enough to prevent this from happening EVER again.

Everyone is equal, and everyone deserves respect, and with us entering into the new year, I think it should be a priority to implement both of these things into our lives on a daily basis.

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Plus Sized Models Are Just As Beautiful, Stop Treating Them Differently

All women, tall and short, big and small, regular AND plus-sized, are all beautiful and special human beings.

I am not the prettiest person in the world by far but for some reason, something inside has always drawn me to modeling. I’ve always been intrigued by it ever since I was a child, the new styles, the beautiful girls, the photoshoots. It always came down to one big issue: I was too big to be a model.

No matter how many people told me I was pretty enough to model, I could never get into the industry because I was simply “too big”.

Plus size modeling has only been around in magazines and whatnot since the 1950s. This style of modeling was made so that bigger girls like me could get into the industry and show that they were just as beautiful as any other model.

As I have matured, I came to realize the several problems that occur when looking into the modeling industry. When we think of models, we picture girls like we see in the Victoria's Secret fashion show, in all these magazines but these looks are simply not attainable by many girls and male models face these same problems as well.

With a little research from some modeling companies websites, I found that in order to be a model, they look for you to be from 5.9’ to 6ft tall with an average 34 bust 24 waists 34 hip sizing. Because of this, many of those who either want to be models, are models or look up to models as role models often get dysmorphia.

Eating disorders are so overly common in today's society without even thinking about the modeling agencies that are putting unrealistic views into the generations of today. Always trying to look like that one person on the cover or a magazine can often lead to a person's body dysmorphia where they believe they can not eat or anything along those lines because, in order to be beautiful, they should look a certain way when in reality each person is beautiful on their own.

Another problem I see arising from the modeling industry which is where my mind has always wandered, plus size modeling. Plus size modeling was made so that the beauty of everyone could shine if so chosen with disregard to size. I believe the concept of plus-sized models is wonderful but unfortunately, if you look closely, even plus size modeling is janky.

Plus size modeling can start as low of a size as 6. If you see a normal person in your day to day life that is a size 6, they are usually considered skinny. A very common plus size model will be about size 8 to 12. The crazy thing is this averages out to be a 38 bust, 30.5 waists and 40 hips as a size 10. In 2011, a study done by modelingwise.com stated that the average women were a size 14! A size 14 when a normal plus-sized model is supposed to be an 8-12. What does that make the average woman?

My favorite example of a beautiful, iconic women into this is Demi Lovato. This star reels in at a size 8; 34-25-36. But guess what, everyone sees her as gorgeous. Recently Demi has been lurking in the fashion industry with her new line of workout clothes with the company Fabletics. She would technically be considered a plus-size model in the industry for simply being the size of a normal woman but because many people look up to her without looking at her size, we realize that size doesn't matter at all.

An article written by Renee Jacques talked to some plus sized models about their experiences and the claims were phenomenal; stating things like “I want to strive to endorse a positive body image and act as a role model to young women who previously thought ‘thin’ was the only way to get a foot over the fashion threshold.” (Saffi Karina).

“The true meaning of FASHION in all likelihood it encompasses and revels in Change, in decadence, in obscurity versus ordinary, in risk-taking. While fashion beckons followers and innovation create fashion, it’s those who deviate from accepted norms who create so much of our fashion from the get-go.” (Velvet d’Amour).

These are just a couple of the many women in the agencies who have valid opinions about the term “plus-sized”.

In the fashion world, many models have decided to turn to plus-sized modeling. Many were kicked out of their agency for a change in their body and were told they weren’t good enough anymore. This fact alone makes me sick to my stomach. I understand the standards modeling has set up but what should be looked into is the health of these girls making the cut. Eating disorders and body dysmorphia caused by the man who is telling other girls they are not beautiful enough to do what they love. In some cases, models who are small enough to be in the non plus size modeling will choose to leave that side and go into plus size modeling simply because they want to be able to treat their bodies correctly.

All women tall and short, big and small, regular AND plus sized are all beautiful and special human beings and we as a society need to get into our heads that people should not be suffering because we expect them to look a specific way. The plus size industry has just as beautiful of girls as the non-plus size industry and respect and love should be given all around. All hail the human body in all shapes and forms.

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