OK, I've been through this myself. I finally realized (and hopefully after you read this you will read this to.) that I know that it's hard for everyone to be saying "Just be yourself," but I've come to the realization that they're saying it for a reason. It's true. Think about this. If you try to change yourself, they are not your true friends. It might feel good to have popular girls like you and let you be in their clique (they always have a clique. Always.), and it might feel good to be going to the movies with the popular jock, but later, and it might be the next day, you will be backstabbed. If they are not your true friends, then they WILL backstab you, and chances are, they will be talking about you behind their back. Do you try to act like the popular girls at school? Like put on tons of makeup? Well, that does not work, first hand experience by me. They talked about me behind my back, saying about how I try to be like them, and they did not know that I was listening. I went home in tears and realized who my true friends were. The friends I left for the popular crowd. Biggest mistake of highschool. Even worse than having the only boy that I've ever been in love with kiss me in front of the whole entire school and me trying to act all cool and then both of us being sent to the principal, him for kissing me, and me for kissing him back. That must be pretty bad if it tops that. Just sayin'. Sure, go ahead, wear Uggs and Northface and Aeropostale and American Eagle. I mean, I like American Eagle and Northface and Aeropostale, but I don't wear Uggs. I wear all of those brands because I want to. Not because other people want to, because I want to. I hate Uggs. I absolutely hate Uggs. They're just not my thing. I used to wear them every day to school, with skinny jeans, and my hair straightened, and makeup on. I thought that that was the only way I was going to get attention from the cool crowd, and from boys. I got my guy with sweatpants, wet curly hair, and no makeup on. He actually sees who I really am.