Thursday, December 27, 2012
4.entry: Fashion is good for the soul!
Appearance matters: Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
So today`s topic is an important part of our everyday life. We all get dressed up in the morning for the day ahead of us, but then some of us dress for success and to impress and some well they do put their clothes on but they don`t express themselves and make an effort to look their best. If you have watched a movie Devil Wears Prada or TV show Ugly Betty you will know what I am talking about.
I mean I am not talking about Prada, LV or Chanel, you can look as good in Zara`s or H&M`s clothes. It is just when you are shopping you have to think while doing it and have a little sense of style. But come on everybody can learn. Dressing is art, you use you senses to make something amazing from the pieces you are given and you try to express something with that. But don't be nervous now if you do not have the sense of style, everybody can learn, you just need to make the effort. For example:
I know this is an extreme make-over but in time she has learnt how to combine colours and patterns and so on ( I know it is only a TV show, but it happens to everybody).
I will say it even if it makes my shallow (like my English teacher said in high school), APPEARANCE MATTERS!. And damn I am right. For example, 2 people come to a business interview and they have the same references and same qualities, but the first one is dressed in a business suit, pitch black with white dress shirt and lets say black tie and the second one is wearing a hoodie sweater and jeans trousers. Who would you choose to be your head of sales department?
Lets have some pictures for you to have the visual effect as well!
So?? Who would you chose?
I am not going to deny there are examples, but in general if someone is well dresses, it shows he is organized and has things under control then somebody who is dressed down and shows that he is neglecting the appearance.
I need to mention that, we all prefer different things, but overall if we are doing something for greater good, it is sometimes good to put our own feelings aside and act on people`s appearance if it comes down to that.
Fashion is, no matter what you say, one of the biggest industries in the world and it literally touches everybody and everything around us. So do not be a fool and neglect its power and I suggest that you look into your closet and decide, would you rather look stylish and beautiful today, or do you want to hide behind your way-to-big jeans, a hoodie sweater and running shoes?
I will tell you my life story about this topic. In elementary school I did not care what I was wearing, I literally was that person with sporty hoodie and jeans that did not fit me that well. Also my mother was buying stuff for me and in the morning I put on whatever i had grabbed first and I looked quite ridiculous. I also got comments about my non existent style and my haircut that was left unattended after waking up from bed, and everything got me thinking and left me insecure and non independent and literally I felt like I am worthless. And then high school came, time for big changes, time to re-invent myself. I started going shopping myself and learning about the world around me, it was a long learning process but hey I came out stronger and now for a fact I can say that I do have an amazing style, I figured out some things and now I know what I want and what I need. I feel much more secure, independent, and I feel like I am on top of the world. That is why I can say that Fashion is good for the soul, because it can help you get stronger and makes you feel so much better about yourself.
So with this story I wanna show you that it is never too late to start learning about fashion and style. But you need to get your priorities straight and figure out what style suits you best, and for that you might need some time and experimenting, OH one important thing: DO NOT BE AFRAID TO TRY!!! Just look at Lady Gaga I mean she wears a meat dress which is now in the museum, if that is not an achievement then call me out.
And this story brings me to my closing argument: We make a statement with clothes that we wear, and so in the morning when you are looking yourself in the mirror think about how you feel and what will make you look beautiful, and then dress up to your feelings and yourself. You dress for yourself and also for others to see who you are and what you stand for. I will try to never say that there are ugly and unattractive people, but I for sure can say that not all look their best and there is always room for improvement if you just dare to dream, feel and express.
And for the soul ending, I wish you all happy holidays and happy new year.
Love you all,
Everybody can feel like a model! ;)