Fashion is about style, not necessarily what you wear, but how you put it together. It’s like the language of dress, and it’s something anyone can learn. It’s a big business too, employing millions worldwide to design, sew, and manufacture clothing. It’s easy to get sucked into the cycle of ever-changing trends, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Throughout history, people have worn clothes to establish their identities and show solidarity with others. Judges wear robes, soldiers wear uniforms, and brides traditionally wear white dresses. People have also used clothes as a form of expression and to communicate their moods, tastes, and preferences. Some musicians, for example, choose to dress in certain ways that align with the styles of their music. Fashion is all around us: we see it in movies and on TV, in the music we listen to, on billboards and buses, and in the clothes we buy.
When deciding what to wear, the most important thing is to feel confident and comfortable. If you do that, everyone will be able to tell that you’re wearing something your own, and that’s what makes it special. Use your everyday environment as a lab: sit in a cafe and watch how others are dressed, pay attention to your friends’ outfits, or check out the people on your train ride to work (in a non-creepy way). You can even read blogs and Pinterest for ideas if you’re feeling stuck.