How to be cool and popular in sixth grade (with pictures)

How to be cool and popular in sixth grade (with pictures)
How to be cool and popular in sixth grade (with pictures)

Sixth grade can be a tricky time for everyone, whether you're at the top of the food chain in elementary school or down the ladder in middle school. Whatever your case, the sixth is a time when everything changes: your friendships, your body, and the people around you. If you want to be cool and popular, you owe it to yourself to act like you're already cool, increasing your self-confidence and waiting for the world to understand you.


Part 1 of 3: Look Cool and Popular

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Step 1. Buy clothes that fit you well

Remember, you don't just have to buy designer clothes to be cool and to be well dressed. Aéropostale, Roxy, Forever 21, Hollister, Agaci, Rue 21, and American Eagle are great stores you can go to. Remember to buy clothes that are appropriate for your age. Don't copy someone else's style or people will think you are just a copier or a show-off, a person with no personality. Here are some things to keep in mind so that you can find the perfect clothes for you.

  • Clothing style mixes are not a problem, you can tailor the fashion to your own way of being to show your personal style to others by just copying someone else's style a little bit, for example. by layering jewelry.

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  • Take into account the dress code of your school, do not wear very loose clothing. If you wear mesh pants and can wear shorts, slacks, or skirts, always choose shorts, because you can do a lot in them.
  • Slim jeans are all the rage. But remember that skinny jeans look great on some people, but not everyone. Boys should avoid skinny jeans unless they want to have a skateboarder look or something like it.

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  • Damaged jeans are all the rage and you can even make your own! Get help from an older relative or cousin who will help you not to make gaping holes, but only to fit them into the jeans. Before cutting your jeans, you can practice on fabric, trying your hand at fraying and cutting. Learn how to make parallel horizontal holes.

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  • The sweatshirts! Wool vests are all the rage, as are lightweight V-neck sweatshirts with a tank top for girls.

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  • A pair of jeans will go very well with furry Uggs style boots! Make sure you buy a few, because you can wear them with almost anything.
  • Polo shirts will make you look nerd if you wear them the right way, it just depends on how you look and how you wear them. Polo shirts with pictures, like a dragon or a racing car, can sometimes be cool. Try wearing a polo shirt with skinny jeans and shoes like Converse or something like that.
  • A solid color polo shirt looks great. If you want to buy yourself one, go to Ralph Lauren or Lacoste instead. Ralph Lauren is famous for its polo shirts. If you can't afford polo shirts from these stores, you can find good ones at Abercrombie, Hollister, Ardene, and Aeropostale. Polo shirts might not fit girls who have chest and are rather skinny, they might reveal your bulge if you are wearing jeans.

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  • Hoodies are a must. They go well with almost everything! Make sure the sweatshirt fits you well, but a size that is a bit large can also be suitable for thinner people. Girls can wear a hoodie with a skirt, but with a tighter sweatshirt.
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Step 2. Wear accessories

Accessories are important, but don't overdo it. You will look cool with a belt, long necklaces and a trendy scarf. Earrings are pretty too, hoops and pendants are very trendy, but don't make them too long. Ray-Ban two-tone imitation glasses are very popular, you can buy them from Claire's or Icing, as well as the wide-brimmed hats with brands of skate or sports teams. If you are dating a co-worker who enforces a uniform, don't overdo it, as it could get you in trouble.

  • Buy yourself new shoes. Choose from UGG Australia, Nike free-runs, Converse (ankle-covering ones are all the rage), Sperry's and Reeboks. Although UGG boots are in fashion, you cannot wear them during winter. Water gets into it and destroys all the wool inside. Fall is the perfect season to wear them. Any time that isn't snow is a great time to wear UGG boots (you can't exercise in them either).

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Step 3. If you are a girl, keep your look natural

Just use lip balm or gloss (lip balm that shines is great), some mascara, eye shadow (a light shadow will do). Using too thick eyeliner will make you look artificial. A small amount on your skin can cover up pimples or bags under your eyes. Some will even help you fight your acne. Sometimes you can also use natural means. Be sure to ask your parents for permission before you start applying makeup.

  • A lot of girls in sixth grade don't wear makeup at all. This is not a problem. You shouldn't do something that makes you uncomfortable, and you can wait until you are ready.

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Step 4. Take good care of your skin

Wash your face with a makeup remover suitable for your skin type in the morning and just before going to bed at night.

  • If you end up with a pimple, don't puncture it, as this will cause a small hole in your skin that you will keep for years after the pimple is gone. There is a special tool for removing pimples and blackheads with a loop at the end.

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  • Before proceeding or even before washing your face, you can fill the sink with hot water, put a towel over your head and lean over the sink. The steam will open your pores, which will help the acne lotion to penetrate your skin.

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  • Try applying a liquid mask and once it is dry apply a powder mask. You will dry out your skin if you wash it more than twice a day which will make it peel more easily and cause you more acne, you end up with an even bigger problem.

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Step 5. If you are a girl, consider getting a manicure

You can easily do a manicure yourself. You can go to a cosmetic store and buy nail polish for two dollars and a cheap box of adhesive nail designs. Do not use false nails, as others will see that they are unnatural. You can find trained students in beauty schools doing manicures for 5 euros instead of 20. You can also go to YouTube and learn how to do any pattern yourself.

Once again, if manicures aren't your thing, you don't have to force yourself to do one

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Step 6. Keeping clean is always recommended

Brush your teeth twice a day, use mouthwash, and wash your hair as many times as needed during the week. Don't go overboard on beauty products. Look for styling creams that come in a tube and not as a spray if you are a boy. If you are a girl, all you need is a box of hair clips, a comb for your hair type, rubber bands, headbands and a light hair spray. If you want a different type of hair, you can buy a hair straightener or a curling iron.

Oily hair is not very attractive. If you have braces, make sure you have clear braces. However, be careful not to eat anything that could stain them

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Step 7. Style Your Hair

Layered hair is all the rage, but so is straight hair. If you do decide to curl your hair (which is also all the rage), ask for help, maybe your mom, if you've never curled your hair before. Some girls will add a colored strand in their hair. A wick on the side is also very pretty.

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Step 8. Buy yourself a stylish bag for school

Tote bags have style, but if you have to walk for a long time, a bag that you can put on your back is a better solution. If you are going to school by bike or on foot, you will need a backpack with reinforced shoulder straps. In addition to a sturdy structure, most backpacks are made with pockets to hold water bottles or exterior pockets, which most tote bags do not have. Kipling backpacks are all the rage.

Part 2 of 3: Behave Cool and Popular

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Step 1. Make the people around you feel important

This is the key to becoming cool and popular. If people think you think they're important, they're going to want to hang out with you. If they feel like you're only interested in yourself, no one will want to stick with you. Here are some tips if you want others to feel special around you.

  • Listen to what people are saying and respond to them to show them that you are listening to them.

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  • Ask them lots of questions to show them that they are important to you.

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  • Talk about others in your discussions, not just yourself.
  • Don't brag.
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Step 2. Treat others with respect

Being popular doesn't mean behaving like you're in Lolita in spite of me. Sure, you're going to get attention, but people can get bored of this kind of behavior quickly. Instead, you should try to be nice to people while still being genuine, so that they feel welcome around you. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Avoid gossip as much as possible or you will have a reputation for gossip and no one will trust you.
  • Don't compete with other college girls. It will make you look desperate.

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  • Never be hypocritical, never pretend to be friends with someone you don't like.
  • Show that you have sympathy and empathy.
  • Give compliments on hair, clothes, shoes, backpack, etc.
  • Respect everyone, even your teachers, friends and other teens.
  • Be cheerful, natural and open.
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Step 3. Be nice to people of the opposite sex

If you are a girl, don't show your affection for a boy you like by being mean to other boys or you will scare him and he won't ask you to date him. Do not play yourself unattainable either. It repels boys, even though TV shows show they like it.

  • You don't have to be nice to everyone of the opposite sex, but don't be mean to someone you love because you think it's a part of flirting.
  • If you're not ready for a romantic relationship or going out with someone, don't worry. You will know when the time comes, you don't have to rush.
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Step 4. Don't be afraid to talk to strangers

If you are feeling lonely and have no friends, or maybe you have some friends, but you are not with them right now, just say hello to someone. After practicing this technique several times and starting conversations with people, you will have a lot of friends.

  • Try talking to popular people and maybe invite them to a party you're having or just go out. Try not to sound desperate to become popular by doing this.
  • Don't leave your old friends behind just to get popular.
  • Treat people equally and treat others the way you would like to be treated.
  • Try to make lots of friends who you can trust.
  • Don't reveal too much about yourself. Let the mystery hang out.

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Step 5. Get people to see you while you are having fun

If you want to be cool and popular you can't sound desperate or like you're trying to date the coolest teens, much less like waiting for people to come see you. If you behave like a boutentrain, people will think you are. Even if you're at a party and you're talking to someone you don't really like, if you try to make the most of that conversation, laughing and looking like you're having a blast, then people will think that there is someone out there who is always having fun and they will want to come see you too.

It doesn't mean you have to be completely artificial. It just means that you have to be focused on what you are doing rather than always wanting to do something “cool” or “better”

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Step 6. Build your self-confidence

You won't be cool and popular if you just look like it, you also need to "feel" cool and popular. To do this, you need to have confidence in who you are and know that you have something to offer the world. Focus on loving the person you are and embracing the life you have to the fullest, rather than wanting to be someone different. It can take years, but you have to put in the effort to truly love the person you are instead of being loved by others.

Having confidence in yourself does not mean thinking that you are perfect. In fact, realizing some of your flaws and the things you can improve on will make you an even more confident person

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Step 7. Self-confidence also includes specific body language

You need to keep your head up, look straight ahead, and maintain a good posture that will make you look like the person is comfortable with themselves.

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Step 8. Stop worrying about what other people think

Truly popular people are so happy with themselves that they don't try to please others. If someone makes fun of your clothes or something you do, don't change your clothes or stop doing what you're doing. Instead, love who you are and learn to ignore these people. It's good to ask for advice when you're lost, but you should avoid doing what other people say just because you think you'll look cooler like that.

  • If you are popular, you will be able to choose the modes, you won't try to follow them anymore.
  • Of course, you can't stop worrying about what people think overnight. But you have to make an effort in the beginning to be who you are.

Part 3 of 3: Get involved

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Step 1. Be active in class

You don't have to be the teacher's assistant or the most involved student to get a little noticed. Be friendly, participate, and don't clown around in class. If you don't speak in class or only talk to someone you know, you won't stand out. You want people to see you and at least think, “Oh yeah, she's the girl in my English class. You have to find a way to get noticed if you want to be popular.

  • If you have a lab partner or are doing a group exercise, be friendly and kind to people, even if you think you don't have a lot in common.
  • You don't have to raise your hand every two seconds to get other college kids noticed. Only participate when you have something to say.

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  • If an exam is coming soon, consider forming a review group with a few other students. You can use it as an excuse to socialize a bit more.
  • Play sports as a team. Team sports are a great way to meet new people and get noticed. If your college has sports teams, great, if it doesn't you can find another team, that will help you get to know more people as well. You will also learn to work with others and to feel more comfortable with people by participating in team sports.

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  • You don't have to be super athletic to play team sports either. All you need is a little dynamism and the desire to learn something new.
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Step 2. Join a club

Clubs are also a great way to meet people and try something new, especially if you don't feel like participating in team sports. If your school has clubs, like a newspaper or a chess club, you might meet a variety of people with multiple interests by signing up. The more people you know, the more popular you will be. The key is to get to know as many different people as possible, not to spend your time with the same six “cool” people in your school.

You might also learn something new that interests you by joining a club, which will make you feel more confident and more like a dynamic person

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Step 3. Invest in your neighborhood

Hang out with other teens in your neighborhood, help your neighbors, and spend time outdoors rather than spending time trying to improve your Facebook image. Is it really a problem that the teens in your neighborhood are a little older or a little younger and they go to another college? You will become a more social person if you date as many people as possible and it will make you look and feel more popular.

If there are older teens in your neighborhood, they can help build your reputation as well, so socializing in sixth grade doesn't mean talking only with sixth grade teens

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Step 4. Socialize more

To be popular you need to get involved in more social activities. Accept party invitations even if you don't know many people there and get to know each other. Host your own parties and invite different people. Go to the mall and the movies with your friends on the weekends rather than staying at home. And if events like balls or outings are organized, make it a point of honor to go.

The more people there are to see you go out, the more popular you will become. You don't have to be the most popular person at a party or at the mall to get to know more people and have fun


  • Date lots of different groups, but make sure you are dating the right friends. Refuse alcohol, drugs, sex, gangs, illegal acts, or anything else that makes you uncomfortable.
  • Try to make new friends and go out with different groups. Never brag about your social status, you'll sound snobby and it's not worth bragging about anyway.
  • Make sure that the first impression you leave is always a good impression.
  • Try to speak in the group. Don't just stand there doing the opposite, just make sure you don't talk too much. Be an active member of the group you are in.
  • Try to stand up for yourself when people come after you at school, you don't need to stand up for yourself if you're awesome.
  • If other people start to brag, you can walk away or you can ask them if they never get tired of talking about themselves? Don't offend people's sensibilities, just be kind, smile and try to adapt, but get noticed from other group members.
  • Don't exclude anyone. Including everyone is adult behavior and shows that you are a good person.
  • If someone says something and it makes you think of something, don't be afraid to say it unless it's really mean and you might hurt them by saying it.
  • The purpose of this article is to help you. It doesn't mean you have to change yourself. The most important thing is to be comfortable with yourself.


  • If you want to have a boyfriend or girlfriend, make sure you are comfortable with him or her. Be friends first, then boyfriends …
  • If someone is mean to you and says you are ugly, fat, or too skinny, ignore them because school is only a part of life, then you will go on to a great career and start a family of your own.
  • Be careful not to appear desperate to become popular. If the "cool teens" are mean, let you down or whatever, they're not worth it. The best way to become popular is to be yourself, that will come naturally, but if you try to be cool, be sure you won't be that cool.
  • Don't pressure yourself to do something you really don't want to do.
  • You are only in sixth, don't forget! It might be your life now, but once you get into fourth grade or even higher you are going to wish your life was as simple as it is now, don't worry too much, enjoy life.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take drugs. Your body will thank you.
  • Middle school is the time when groups begin to emerge. Even if they shouldn't, people will start to judge you by how you look. Just ignore them. They are not worth it.
  • When shopping for clothes or electronics, buy things made for your age. Nowadays, many teens try to play it off by wearing clothes bought from Hollister or American Eagle and buying cell phones like BlackBerrys or iPhones, but these products are made for an older audience, maybe even for older people. adults. Don't try to grow too fast, dress and behave according to your age.
  • Ask any question you might have of your parents, guardians, or trusted adults.
  • Don't think that you got there after you made lots of friends, made a big deal out of it, were mean, and had lots of boyfriends. Make sure you're going to look like a stupid show-off to others, especially those older than you.

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