YALLURE FASHION BLOG ©
Fashion is a tricky world to negotiate – at one end of the spectrum it can be viewed as a transitory vacant endeavor at the other it is the ultimate means of expression and design. It can conjure up images of willowy models tottering down runways bedecked in outrageous ensembles or memories of putting on that dress which has endured from season to season. However, no matter what side of the argument you favor or images that come to mind when fashion is mentioned one cannot dispute the importance and contribution of fashion in our society and our choice of fashion apparel.
Even when fashion is the furthest thing from our mind it tends to creep in to our lives. Each morning we choose what version of ourselves we present to the world. We can embrace our darker, gothic side and dress in all black, adorn ourselves with silver jewelry and patent boots one day before opting for ladylike A-line skirts, pearls and a silk blouse the next. The transformative value of fashion is one of its main draws - Each season is an opportunity to mold our identity and look through the new trends and designs – fashion can be the ultimate reinvention. Often when we experience a life changing event or have a strong desire to change or move on we alter our appearance as well as altering our mentality. Fashion can be a catalyst for change, it can spur us to become better versions of ourselves and allow us to move on with our lives.
Another benefit that fashion gives us is that it broadens our horizons. Fashion takes inspiration from the strangest of places and can help broaden our outlook and tastes as it is a worldwide industry. Admittedly the price of designer fashions can be prohibitive but their influence trickles down to the high street which makes it accessible to a much wider audience. By choosing your fashion apparel you are tapping into that designer’s inspirations and influences while also creating something new by wearing it in a different way.
We are social animals and both the process of shopping for outfits as well as the end result feed our social needs. Shopping is referred to retail therapy for a reason – the process of getting together with friends and being frivolous for a time is rather liberating! In addition, complimenting or being complimented on a fashion choice can be a way to instantly strike a chord if not a friendship with another person.
We tend to wear who we are on the outside not just when it comes to fashion but also in terms of personality. While fashion is a part of our identity it is only one facet to who we are. Wearing a smile on our face is the most important part of our personality. A great quote to bear in mind is: "fashion will always enhance your beauty and style but don't forget to complete the look by having a great soul" – from Yallure.com.