Inner Fashion vs Outer Fashion
Let’s talk fashion for a minute, what is fashion, what does it mean to you and how does it make you feel? For everyone the answers to these questions are varied and there is no right or wrong answer. It’s a truly personal decision. Fashion is not just black and white – it’s a rainbow of colours, textures, patterns and beautiful dreams that have come to life. It’s a being within itself that can allow the individual to feel strong and powerful, comfortable, sassy or sexy, empowered and represented. It’s not just clothes and accessories, it’s an attitude and a sense of ownership that allows fashion to survive and speak without words to the mass or just to a few.
What makes you buy a particular item of clothing or brand, what is it that speaks to you and what drives you to wear what you wear? For many people they are label driven so others around them know they fit into a particular part of society, some love to challenge the norm and be as wild and creative with their sense of style without a care about what others think. I believe we are all creative and expressive, conservative, wild and adventurous we just need the right situation or mindset to express all parts of our fashion personality.
Experimenting with fashion is fun, it’s like being a kid again when we didn’t really care what others thought about us, where we would dress up and play without boundaries and create imaginary worlds where our characters would live, breathe and dream. This is so freeing and liberating but is it for everyone? It’s for anyone who is prepared to drop the society walls of acceptance and lead not follow.
If you are not familiar with fashion expression or are just joining the colourful movement we welcome you with open arms and say to you that there are no rules here and whatever you do is fabulous. Wear it and own it. What do I mean by `own it’? I mean to wear it with pride and confidence, strut down that street, walk into that room with your head held high so everyone notices you. Be present and bold whether you are in all black, black and white or a myriad of colours, patterns or textures. Your energy needs to radiate confidence and belief in what you are wearing.