Barbie taught me at a very young age how to mix and match, put this shoe with that shirt and throw in this purse.She always had the best outfits and the funny thing is I would never keep the outfit on that she came with. I always had to change it. Barbie is also one of those icons that comes with a dream attatched . She is the american dream. As a young girl you think well if she can be whatever she wants then so can I, and she will never tell you you won't ever be what you want.