I'm in that 1%. I'm sixteen as well, and I'm not growing anymore, which is good, because I've spent a lot of money on clothes. I don't have a job, though, so I rely on my parents. Spoiled little brat, I know. It's not exactly that easy to find employment at my age in this city without connections, though. Anyways, it's not wrong at all to have style at this age. I look different from everyone else at school, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I get lots of compliments on the clothes I have, and lots of "we need to go shopping someday." comments. There's always the occasional insult here and there, but that comes with standing out in a crowd. I don't purchase off Ebay. No one in the family really does any online shopping. I did buy a wallet off of there once, but that's about it. I really like to try on clothes before I buy. I'd say my style is for of a punk/glam look than anything else. I go to a school full of Campus Crew and Old Navy wearing preps, so it's not difficult to stand out. I don't like shopping anywhere here in town but Winners. For all you Americans, Winners is a discount shop that recieves overstock from designer labels. I've picked up Diesel, Energie (even their gold label), and even PDC there for next to nothing. All the clothes are gorgeous and I've found some of my pieces on Ebay selling for 10, even 20 times what I payed for it. When I'm out of town, I like to hit the designer shops and pick up something nice. Last time I was in Toronto, I found a great shiny navy Fendi belt with the interlocking F buckle at a deep discount. I also found some great Gucci sunglasses (which happen to be at saffilo getting new lenses right now. I had an accident with them) there at Winners. One thing I haven't been too happy about, though, is that I've lost a lot of weight in the past year. I stopped my fast food intake and started to exercise a bit. Made all the difference. All my older pants are now too big for me, as well as my shirts. I did bring some pants in to get taken in, but the woman decided it would be smarted to just sew four darts in the waist than take in the pant legs as well. The fit with them now is extremely ill and I was very upset about it. Out of the three pairs I took in to hem, one is wearable. I also bought a nice pair of J Lindeberg jeans I never got to wear at all before the weight came off. It's a bit frusterating to know I spent money on something that's useless to me. Anyways, I rambled on a bit too long there. Bottom line is: Dress the way you want. No matter what your age is.