How to be a cool teenager (with pictures)

How to be a cool teenager (with pictures)
How to be a cool teenager (with pictures)

Looking for a way to boost your self-confidence and look cooler in the eyes of your peers, without looking like a girl who just keeps up with the trends? By following very simple tips, you will quickly become a popular girl while keeping your feet on the ground.


Part 1 of 2: Changing your mind

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Step 1. Learn to relax

While the goal isn't for you to stay lethargic all day, being cool doesn't mean being too intense. Remember, this does not prevent you from talking or arguing with your fellow students. On the contrary, it is a good idea for you to participate in several conversations. However, find activities that are relaxing, such as taking a hot bath or simply listening to music.

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Step 2. Have confidence in yourself

Have your own interests and opinions and don't be afraid to express them. Be passionate about what you believe in.

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Step 3. Try to be happy

Being happy is beneficial for many reasons. The main one is that being happy sends the image that you would be a good friend. Plus, being happy will make you feel better. We all have rough times though, so don't worry if you get upset at times.

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Step 4. Smile and be sociable

You will never get anything in life if you always have your arms folded and frowning. Open up and smile at others. And if you're in a room full of strangers, introduce yourself. The coolest people are the ones who like to talk.

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Step 5. Be competitive

Enter a talent show, but don't be too competitive or a sore loser. Sport is also a very cool activity. If you practice one or enjoy doing it, try joining your school team. It's a great way to make new friends, exercise, and get noticed. If you are not very athletic, find a club in a more cultural activity, such as painting or art. If you like acting, join a theater company. No longer a fan of songs? Join your school choir.

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Step 6. Talk to everyone during breaks

Don't waste your time talking to only one person. Have fun and jump from one conversation to another. These should be kept light and friendly, not too intense. You can talk about movies, your homework, current events, books, anything that might interest your classmates. Control your excitement and talk to a wide variety of people. Avoid being too clingy or harassing one of your comrades.

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Step 7. Have a nice bedroom

Regularly tidy your room. It doesn't have to be flawless though. You can hang posters, set up a desk, or choose a color or wallpaper that reflects your style.

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Step 8. Make Friends

Do you have a lot of friends ? Having friends will show others that you can bond with and bond with other people. Try to have friends from different schools or clubs.

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Step 9. Go out and meet real people

Don't overuse your computer. Myspace and Facebook are social networks, but it is much better to be able to talk in person with your friends than to send them messages or emails. Rather than following your crush on the networks, spend time with your real friends other than on your computer screen.

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Step 10. Be careful

When online, be careful to talk to people who have similar interests as you. Create a Facebook account, but get permission from your parents first. Make sure you always pay attention to your spelling and grammar, as this will show that you are good at school and that you have class. Never give out personal information on the Internet.

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Step 11. Listen to music

Everyone loves music and so do you. Listen to music you like. Don't worry about trendy music genres or what everyone is listening to. The music you listen to reflects your personality and your uniqueness. You have every right to stand out.

If you want to know the latest trending songs, check out MTV's site or go to iTunes (if you have an account) and check out their top 10

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Step 12. Follow popular culture

If you have time, you can watch a series or two. Here are the most popular for teens.

  • The Scott brothers.
  • 13 reasons why.
  • Gossip Girl.
  • Riverdale.
  • Pretty Little Liars.
  • American Horror Story.
  • The Vampire Diaries.
  • Friends.
  • True Blood.
  • Grey's Anatomy.
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Step 13. Play sports

Going to a gym will keep you in shape. However, don't worry too much about your body, whether you have strong bones or a slimmer waist. Be comfortable with your weight and your physical appearance. This will give you more confidence in yourself. Take part in a sporting activity that you enjoy, because all sports are good for your health. But don't just go to the gym.

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Step 14. Be yourself

Did you hate the most popular girl in your class, for the way she behaved around you? Have you ever envied her? You might have, but if you were in her shoes, you wouldn't treat others that way, would you? So don't envy him and don't try to look like him. Be yourself, this sociable, generous, down-to-earth girl. All your comrades will love you.

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Step 15. Try to be nice to everyone

This doesn't mean you have to be friends with everyone, just nice. This will give you a good reputation.

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Step 16. Don't spread rumors

If you hear any rumors, please do not participate and put an end to them as soon as possible. Do not tell anyone else because you will only be spreading this rumor, even if it is true. It would be really nasty if you helped your fellow students spread a rumor which might be true, but which the people in question don't like everyone to know or worse if it is a huge lie.

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Step 17. Be Trustworthy

Realize that if someone trusts you enough to share a secret with you, you need to keep it to yourself. If you tell a friend about it and ask her not to repeat it and she does the same, your whole school will soon know about it and your friend may be very upset. Never talk about secrets that will be entrusted to you unless you think the person in question is in danger. In this case, talk to an adult you trust, not a classmate.

Part 2 of 2: Take care of your style

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Step 1. Take care of your hygiene

Never go to school if you smell bad, have greasy hair, have dirt under your fingernails, or a piece of food stuck between your teeth. Take a shower every day, if you have dirt under your fingernails, apply polish or clean them. Brush your teeth to avoid stains. If you have acne, try using a pimple product like Neutrogena, etc. Don't forget the deodorant, either.

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Step 2. Wear clothes in a fun color

You should be comfortable in your clothes. Wear colors that go together and know the trends. You can shop at Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, H&M, Zara, Forever 21 and Topshop. Here are the pieces you should have in your wardrobe.

  • Slim jeans or a pair of leggings, comfortable and easy to wear to school.
  • If you have pierced ears, wear large earrings. Beads and hoops are also good options.
  • Hoodies are also a great way to warm up while staying cool. Also wear sweaters with ruffles.
  • Chunky belts are usually necessary, especially if you are wearing low rise pants.
  • Invest in floral skirts this summer. Hollister generally has very good looking models.
  • Scarves are a great way to accessorize an outfit, especially in winter.
  • Wear long necklaces. Many accessory brands offer very pretty ones.
  • Wear denim skirts. They are fashionable and very easy to wear.
  • Patterned t-shirts are great when you don't feel like putting in too much effort. You will find it in all ready-to-wear stores.
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Step 3. Know the best styles of shoes

Look to cool and popular brands.

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Step 4. Wear pretty dresses

They are still very beautiful, but will go better with shapes.

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Step 5. Wear t-shirts and long tops

You'll find some really nice ones at Nike, Hollister, Forever 21, Reebok, etc.

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Step 6. Wear shorts (black or light blue)

Try to contrast them with brighter colors like light pink, white, yellow, light blue or green (especially in summer).

You can wear your shorts with striped tights in winter. Contrast them with dark colors like dark red, purple, navy blue, eggplant, forest green or black

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Step 7. Tie your hair back with a headband

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Step 8. Own at least 2-3 leggings

They are cool and very comfortable.

  • Uggs are warm and adorable in the winter.
  • Bensimons are very fashionable in summer and go with everything. You can also keep them for several years, as they do not get damaged easily.
  • Converse are also very cool and can be worn all year round. You can buy some in white and ask your friends to customize them or take some colored laces.
  • Try the Wallabees model from Clarks.
  • The Sperrys are ideal for spring and fall.
  • You can wear any pair of flats with your skirts and dresses.
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Step 9. Know how to style your hair

Layered hair is all the rage, but not everyone is it. The strands on the side are also a very cute alternative. You can give yourself a scan, but have it done by a professional. Overly heavy sweeps are not pretty at all. Choose your hairstyle according to your style and your face. Vary the pleasures and change your hairstyle. Here are some ideas.

  • You can leave them loose and stiff. This is a very fashionable cut. If your hair is curly or wavy, you can straighten it in the morning. Don't do this too often, as this can damage them over time.
  • Wear them loose and curly. If your hair is particularly straight, you can achieve this by curling it with an iron in the morning.
  • Style your hair in a high ponytail. Ribbons and bows are great for a ponytail. Try a bow or ribbons that contrast with your outfit.
  • Wear a low, side ponytail. This hairstyle is even prettier when it is slightly tousled.
  • Make yourself a bun. This is a great option if you don't like your hair today.
  • Another tip if you are unhappy with your hair is to wear a nice beanie after brushing your hair.
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Step 10. Wear perfume

Putting on perfume is optional, but perfume (when used in moderation) can be really cool. Juicy Couture has fragrances that smell particularly good.

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Step 11. Wear makeup

Makeup, when applied properly, can be very cool. And you'll definitely get some mascara, eye shadow, and lip gloss. Great Lash is a great mascara. Try Bobbi Brown brand eyeshadows, but any style will do. Also try Maybelline BabyLips for the lips: the colors are very pretty and these glosses protect you from the sun and hydrate your lips. If you need foundation, Cover Girl is a great brand. And of course, you can't go wrong buying a cute eye shadow from Claire’s, Barry M or Rimmel.

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Step 12. Don't wear anything that doesn't match your style

These are just ideas. Regardless of what you choose, it should match your style. Stay yourself.


  • Be yourself: this is the best person you can be.
  • Be happy to be you. Never complain that you are not good at this or that. No one is going to want to be your friend if you spend all your time ruminating on what is wrong with your life. Stay positive.
  • Have confidence in yourself. If you have to do something that makes you very nervous, you might get mixed up, not because you weren't able to do it, but because you weren't confident enough. Don't be overconfident either or act like you're perfect. Remember to keep your feet on the ground.
  • Avoid judging others. If a new student comes into your class and behaves differently, don't judge them for it. Remember that others might also decide to judge you without even knowing you.
  • Take part in extracurricular activities that match your interests. Stand out from the crowd and shine in what you love.
  • Start organizing your own parties and events with your friends.
  • Looking for a job will make you look like a mature and independent girl. This will give you a little more pocket money.
  • Respect others, including people you dislike.


  • Don't look stuck or rude.
  • Be friends with the people you like, not the people you're supposed to like.
  • High heels aren't always the best choice. Only wear them if you can walk with them comfortably, otherwise you could twist your ankle! Avoid wearing them to school, unless there is a special event that justifies them.
  • Don't drink, do drugs, or have sex. Just know that it's not as great as you might think and it can ruin your life. Don't do it because you are in a rush. If you do, be prepared to accept the consequences and the possibility that you will regret it later.
  • Don't be the plague you see on TV shows. Do you know why they are always in a group and only with this group? Because they don't have any other friends.
  • Don't aspire to become like these "so-called popular" girls. It will only decrease your self-confidence, you will be laughed at, and the majority of "popular people" aren't even cool anyway.

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