We all want to believe that friendships are forever but there comes a time when you don’t want to hang out with the same people any more. This doesn’t mean there are no friendships for life. Some friendships are just not meant to be. The same can be seen in fashion where some people do not want to let go of what has been. We all have that family member, friend, neighbour or so that does not dress appropriately. Well, here are some tips to follow in order to always be in style.
Nobody else is wearing it. This should be the first sign that you should notice. If no one is doing it maybe, just maybe, it’s not worth doing. We have emphasised that fashion is about being distinct. But please, you have to be different in the right era. You have to dress appropriate to your age and time. I know there are things that are adopted right now that were adopted from before, like crop tops or high waist trousers. So strive for trendy but not looking like you are trying too hard to shave off fifty years.
Being different in fashion doesn’t mean you don’t have to follow the fashion rules. The trends are what will guide the choices you make. An instance will be if boots are the in-thing. You can pair it up with a corporate outfit, a night out outfit or just a casual day outfit. It all depends on you. You however have a whole lot of trends to pick from. In order to seem like you are in the past, don’t restrict yourself. Research and find out new things. Thankfully, with the age of new media, we have fashion bloggers and Instagram sensations that have enough information for you to adopt. Take advantage of that.
When your style has become the same routine for years, then you need to change things up. Fashion should not be a routine. ‘I am a jean person’ some will say, that is fine. But wont it be a bit boring if you wake up every morning and have to wear the same jeans and shirt to work. Some offices will actually sanction you for that. With a suit, that might be different, but even the shirt worn inside has to vary.
Many people make reference to influential people like Mark Zuckerberg and Simon Cowell who don’t pay very much attention to fashion. Their argument will be that it takes time from other valid decisions that can be made. Well, you with your one shirt and shoe have not become as successful as they are, have you? They can make that decision and still have nothing to lose. So with that being said, I will advise that you feel free to change things up a little. Take a risk. That is the crux of fashion.
It is safe to say that fashion isn’t for everyone. This doesn’t mean you have to lose yourself. The overall advice will be that no matter the choice you decide to make, you have to rock it with all the confidence in the world.
Written by Nkem Ikeh
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