A lot of people do not understand the fashion industry. Which is okay because there are so many variables in fashion, and it changes every day. But I wanted to write a short blog about what fashion and “fashion weeks” in general have taught me over the years.
Be yourself: If there is one thing you take away from reading this blog, I hope that it is that there are so many different types of fashion, categories, and trends that, if you just be yourself and wear what you like, then you will be in fashion forever. (However, there are some trends that have gone away for good, example, acid wash jeans.)
Personal Style: Watching runway shows like I do, I quickly found what spoke to me as a fashion stylist. I learned what I liked and what I didn’t, and I used what I liked on the runways to determine my own personal style. There is a difference between “Fashion” and “Style”…this I will get into next week.
Not everyone is going to like what you wear: This holds true to me personally. I will tell you a short story. I am starting to dabble in millinery. Millinery is the art of hat making; I will tell you that it is HARD. I currently am making fascinators and pillbox hats. (How many people do you see walking around with a fascinator like Kate Middleton?) I make them because they’re beautiful and it is something that I personally created. Last week I finished my fascinator for Church on Easter Sunday. Do you think everyone is going to love my outrageous hat? Absolutely not, they will think I stepped out of a U.K wedding. However, there will be some ladies that will remember having to wear a hat to church and they will be pleased that I decided to bring it back in my own personal wardrobe. What I am trying to say is that, no matter what you wear, there will be someone who absolutely LOVES your outfit, and there will be someone who HATES your outfit, and that is okay.
Fashion, although can be confusing, can teach you a lot about yourself and society as a whole. Look around at the fashion around you and you will see it for yourself.
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