Why Fashion Is Never About “Looking A Certain Way”

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Many people (unfortunately) think that in order to be fashionable, you have to look and behave a certain way. Of course, that’s nonsense through and through. It’s most important to recognize that in actual fact, fashion is more about expression than it is about rules.

Sure, there are guidelines worth keeping in mind. It’s unlikely you’re going to wear underwear on your wrists as some kind of avant-garde statement; unless you were making some kind of fashionable point at a seasonal show dedicated to this sort of thinking.

Certain perennial advice will always be in vogue, also. It’s good to keep clothing in good condition and ensure it’s hygienic, of course. So, while there are a few fundamentals to keep in mind, it’s most important to realize just how much freedom you have when focusing on your fashion that helps you look good and feel better.

It’s not always easy to do this. After all, when we see celebrities rocking the catwalk or advice column telling us the hot new trends, it’s easy to think our own approach is lacking. In this post, we’ll showcase why fashion is never about looking a certain way, but rather, doing your best to look how you wish to, and how to get the most out of your personal sense of style. We hope these aphorisms can reduce the pressure on your shoulders, and permit you to have more fun:

Style Emanates From Who We Are

While it’s possible to change yourself a little through cosmetic surgeries, hair treatments, skincare and body art, it’s true to say that a good portion of what we look like is predetermined simply by how our body is formed. This means you may have strengths that you don’t really appreciate.

You may have beautiful natural eyebrows, for instance, or long eyelashes even before makeup. Understanding the different types of natural hair can help you embrace yours, while also treating it in the best possible way. Women with 4C hair, for instance, are starting to thoroughly express their beautiful thick locks instead of feeling ashamed of them because they haven’t been presented as “the standard” in many societies. That’s wonderful and far overdue.

Style and beauty emanate from what we look like, and how we express the best of ourselves now. This also teaches us not to focus on perceived weaknesses, which for many people rarely serve as weaknesses in the first place. For instance, one person may dislike the shape of their nose until they realize just how much this helps represent their ethnicity, instead of celebrating it as a beautiful feature of identity rather than a blemish to be ashamed of. As you can see – beauty, fashion and style are perspectives. It’s about who we are now, not who we think we should be. That’s the kind of worth that helps us think of someone as effortlessly stylish.

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“Coolness” Has Limited Worth

It’s perfectly fine to think of someone as cool and to appreciate their fashion in this way. This isn’t an outdated term and it’s certainly not offensive. That said, coolness can sometimes be limiting in terms of how you regard yourself.

This is because being “cool” is often defined in a certain way, and prevents us from thinking outside of the box, or trying new things simply because we enjoy them. A good example is the famous recording artist Harry Styles, who, for the past few years, has been challenging masculine dressing habits by wearing skirts, dresses, pearls, netted collars, and jewelry most people would consider “feminine.” Is that cool? Well, we make it cool. So it’s become cool.

If Harry were to have worried about the predefined idea of what cool is, that is only wearing leather jackets and never venturing outside of his comfort zone, he might never have expanded coolness in his own stead. We come to realize that coolness has limits unless we can constantly change them, and keep that kind of freshness in flux. While you might not want to be completely innovative with everything you wear, you might keep this lesson in mind next time you think “is that really for me?” 

Fashion Is About Celebration

It’s easy to look at events like the Met Gala and review each outfit, but when you look at things from the top down and see the big picture, it’s just wonderful that so many people are getting together to dress up and showcase their creativity. 

As such, the moment you think that you’re dressing up in order to pass a test rather than to celebrate the fashion itself and what it gives you, then you might need to alter your perspective for the better. Of course, at some events, it might be worthwhile to think if your dress is appropriate, or if it fits within the guidelines of the actual guidelines given. Wearing white on someone else’s wedding day is generally considered to be in very poor taste, for instance, unless you’ve been asked to do so.

That said, celebrating fashion is a good way to go for adornments you might not usually enjoy, like a pearl-laden outfit, or to wear accessories that mean something to you. Fashion can also play on our heartstrings, such as accessories given to us by late relatives, or pieces purchased for us by our partner. When you celebrate, all of a sudden, fashion becomes enjoyable and not something you have to perfect.

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Without You, Fashion Doesn’t Exist

Without people willing to wear clothing, try new things, experiment with colors, and update their wardrobe, fashion wouldn’t exist at all. It’s important to remember who it’s serving then. 

When we worry about having nothing to wear, or that none of our outfits are exactly what we wish to wear that day, it can be easy to think as though we’ve somehow failed the test of fashion and that our style sensibilities aren’t up to par.

But you’re the one who makes an outfit, not the other way around. So, sure you might not have the most expensive or designer clothes in your wardrobe, but you have yourself, and that’s priceless. The way you walk confidently in an outfit, having it fitted to your body shape, all of this can help you make an outfit that might not work for another look great on you.

Acting like this can help you realize fashion is something you do to express your worth – not something you do in order to appease others.

Trendsetters Always Break The Rules

The reason yearly fashion shows are so exciting is because of how experimental and interesting they are. New concepts, new themes, new designs, and new combinations of color and texture conform to provide an idea of what certain designers are going for this year, rather than actually showing the exact models that will be in stores (at least the high profile fashion shows are like this).

If we can appreciate creatives breaking the rules like this, then we may feel that appropriate in our own lives, too. For instance, perhaps wearing neon-like colors for a certain event could be great, or committing to our own dying and treatment of our jeans could lend them new life. Creativity begets breaking rules, and this is how trends are born. Following your own trends might be all you have to do in order to stand out.

With this advice, we hope you can understand that fashion is never about looking a certain way, but rather expressing who you are, celebrating fashion as a fun addition to your life, and enjoying the social experience that comes along with that. If you find yourself criticizing every fashion choice you make, this new perspective can hopefully provide you with some levity.












Are you Making These Fashion Mistakes? Find Out Here

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Do you worry that you are making some serious fashion mistakes? If so, then you have to remember that you are not alone. So many people are in the same situation as you are right now, but it is more than possible for you to make a change if you can pinpoint your errors first.

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Buying Something for One Occasion

You have to make sure that you do not buy something for a single occasion. If you are going out for an occasion, then you may feel as though you need to buy something special. This will usually end up in you going out and buying something unique, and there is nothing wrong with this. The main problem stems from the fact that if you do not love the piece that you buy, you may find that you end up wearing it once and that’s it. This is the last thing that you want, so you have to make sure that you keep this in mind if possible.

Buying Something that Doesn’t Suit You

A lot of people try and hold onto things that don’t fit. A lot of people also keep pieces that they just don’t suit as well. If you have bought something that’s trendy or because you spotted someone else wearing it, then this is a major mistake. If you don’t love it, and if it doesn’t make you feel confident or comfortable then it does not belong in your wardrobe. It also has no place in your life, so keep that in mind.

Buying Something in the Sale

Sure, sales are a great way for you to save money but at the end of the day, you should not buy something just because it is a bargain. If you do, then you may find that you end up missing out more than you realise. You may find that the outfit you have bought never gets worn or that you simply don’t have a use for it. There is one exception to this rule and that is jewellery. If you see jewellery in the sale and you like the look of it, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go for it. It is very easy for you to make your jewellery work with any outfit that you have, and you can also mix it with other accessories too. If you want to invest in some jewellery or some gems, then check out these princess cut diamonds at Whiteflash.

Not Throwing Things Away

A great way for you to keep your closet at a good size would be for you to adopt the one-in, one-out rule. Every time you add something new, you need to take something from your closet, and you need to donate it to charity. If you can do this, then it will help to stop your shelves from overflowing and it will also make it easier for you to manage everything. Why not try this rule for yourself today? It could work wonders for your wardrobe.

 




Where to Buy Stud Earrings for Women

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I got my ears pierced for the second time many years ago and I am glad I did. It was something I was itching to do for a long time. I love the fact that I can now wear earrings along with my stud earrings. My stud earrings hardly ever come off except when I need to clean them. I do everything with them on and they still look so good because they are great quality earrings. If you are wondering where to buy stud earrings for women, you are on the right blog.

Here is a list of some fab online retailers that stock some of the most amazing jewellery I have ever seen:

Au-Rate New York

This online jewellery retailer stocks some really gorgeous pieces. I was on the website for a bit yesterday and I was blown away by their collection. I particularly like the stunning gold stud earrings collection. My favourite from the collection is the gorgeous set below –

Gold Ball Studs £67

I adore this set so much; the colour and size are simply perfect! They look so delicately pretty. The gold ball studs are classic and great for dressing up or down. You can easily wear these to the office or to a dinner date. If you are after stunning gold studs, you should really check out this lovely set and more on the Au-Rate website.

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Ernest Jones

This is another fab jewellery retailer I have had the pleasure of shopping from many times. Ernest Jones always has an amazing collection of jewellery. I could easily spend hours browsing their website, the collection they have is a lovely sight. Here is my favourite stud set from Ernest Jones –

9ct White Gold 0.25ct Diamond Solitaire La Pousette Earrings £499 £399

This beautiful white gold stud set would be a lovely addition to my stud collection. I love the white gold tone and the solitaire cut diamonds. This elegant set is such a beauty to behold, and it is currently on sale, which means it’s time to get shopping!

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H.Samuel

H.Samuel is another fab store to shop for amazing jewellery and accessories. I have bought a bit of jewellery from the store and they are all quality pieces. While browsing H.Samuel’s website, this pretty set below caught my eye –

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Beaverbrooks

Another great jewellery retailer I love shopping from is Beaverbrooks. This retailer always has some of the most amazing pieces of jewellery I have ever seen, and there is always something for everyone on their website.

Silver Cubic Zirconia Star Stud Earrings £35

This lovely silver stud set is a fab choice. I like the fact that it would look great when worn alone and when worn with another pair of earrings like I like to do.

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What do you think of these sparkly stud earrings for women? Which is your favourite?

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