I don't have teenagers myself so I might be way off but I was just looking at some of the websites for the in demand stuff for teens (Hollister etc) and it all just seems so blah. I know there are emos but they seem to be in a minority. I remember dressing like a complete twat in my youth (the grunge era in the 90's) as did most people.
Where is the mad experimenting? The outfits that they will look back on in shame?
Up to last Christmas, dd1's 'going out' wardrobe consisted of tutus and corsets, teamed with satin shorts and occasionally wings, plus very high heels. There is a selection of mix and match colours in her wardrobe. She is 17, so I suppose she will look back and shudder? DD2 wears mostly tshirts over each other and skinny jeans (female Jedward!), but occasionally wears very tiny skirts and tops. She is 14. She wears a St Trinians style school uniform, when she can get away with it.
In the room with me is DD1(19) wearing purple jeans, skull hoodie and long pink hair and DD2(17) wearing some sort of skin tight green jodhpur effect trousers, white t shirt with a green check shirt over it and accompanied by a red scarf thing round her neck and an eclectic array of wristbands from gigs she's been to.
Neither of them look "dull" and they both keep saying "Mum, why are you looking at me" as I'm typing this.