Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What is fashion?

Is it about following the latest trend? Or buying the most sought after designer bags?

To some fashion is an art form. To others, it is almost a religion. But for most people it is a method of utilizing clothing, accessories and hair to show or hide something about yourself. You can use fashion to express yourself, to serve as an extension of your personality.

According to --Cynthia Durcanin works for Elle Magazine, "Fashion is a state of mind. A spirit, an extension of one's self. Fashion talks - it can be an understated whisper, a high-energy scream or an all knowing wink and a smile. Most of all fashion is about being comfortable with yourself, translating self-esteem into a personal style."

The most important thing is that you should be comfortable with yourself - that is where fashion begins from. Your confidence speaks volume and if you are happy from inside it gets out the best of you which no beauty product can do for you if you're not happy from inside.

One important thing to understand is
"fashion is for you, you are not for fashion"
We get so overwhelmed with what we see and hear all the time in magazines, on TV, through our friends that we forget about ourselves and start giving importance to the latest trends or how we look so much that instead of making us happy it makes us unhappy.

Fashion should not be taken too seriously that you lose the fun of it.

No matter how good you look from outside with the Chanel suit, Jimmy Choo pumps, Louis Vuitton bag, professional makeup, if you are not happy inside, it does not make any difference.

How does it help?
Most importantly, fashion is for you to make you feel good. That is its primary purpose. Fashion is a means of self-expression that allows people to try on many roles in life. Fashion is about change which is necessary to keep life interesting. Sometimes life gets so monotonous that fashion adds colour and breaks life's monotony. Sometimes a nice dress and a good hairdo can instantly lift up the mood.

When you are feeling at your worst you should always dress your best. Looking good can easily translate into feeling good. When you are well dressed and well put together, you feel confident because you know you look good. When you wear clothes that you like, that express your personal style, you feel happy and confident and that makes you look good. It may not be the latest in-thing, even a simple cardigan with a sexy camisole and a nice-fitted jeans can make the whole difference.

Most importantly....

Discussions about fashion, what is in, what is out, and what are this season's latest trends can be talked about all day. While the varied articles, fashion guru's advice provide information on how to look great, the bottom line is: what is within you is going to shine out to the exterior. Trends can be worn, but confidence will never be worn out. The top fashion of every season is having the strength of confidence on the inside of your personal self to make any outfit that is worn look its best.

Like I said earlier, fashion is for you to make you feel good.

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