Friday, June 13, 2014

Breaking the Fashion Stereotype


The "Fashion Stereotype", is basically the views of society that fashion people, are some how, vain, empty-headed vessels that only care about how they look. 
I wish I could say this was completely false, but unfortunately, many fashion lovers have a misconception that it's all about what you wear and what you look like. This attitude leads to wanting whatever is the most expensive and some how buying your self a higher status. This is what needs to change. People need to understand fashion should not be used as a system of hierarchy where money reigns supreme and identity can be bought.


 Defining yourself through fashion, is a process of self discovery. After all what is the purpose of life if not to find ourselves? Our days are packed full with work, responsibilities, paying bills, etc. Who has time anymore to figure out who the heck we really are? The fact is, just because you are successful and make a lot of money, it does not mean you have a clue about this person called, me, myself, and I. 



Knowing how to dress yourself is a lesson in life that everyone should go through. It is not about being the prettiest or the sexiest but knowing what feels right for you. What colors do you like? What fabrics? What designers seems to read your mind and produce garments your soul desires? What kind of clothes makes you feel like you?
 The problem is, so many women believe they have no talent when it comes to fashion and therefore no business even trying. However, just like anything in life, difficult does not mean impossible. The root of the problem is always yourself, and taking time to figure out the mess inside is something we all hate to do. 


The truth about fashion is, it is what you make of it. If you want to buy the most expensive designers simply because it labels you as wealthy, then that is what defines you. It will work as a glamorous mask that hides the contents of who you are. However, if you choose to dress in a style that celebrates your inner being into your outer style, the mind and soul will combine to emerge your inner BUTTERFLY. This is when you become unforgettable. 




6 comments:

  1. Great article! Fashion is selfexpression above all <3

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love this post! I love my labels, but you can look like a million bucks in something that is a hand me down or lesser known brand. Fashion really is about expressing one's self.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Joyness June,

      Yes, I love designers, vintage, etc. I really don't discriminate. If I love it, then it really doesn't matter who made it.

      x
      maya

      Delete
  3. Hi Maya, I loved this article <3 It describes exactly how I feel about fashion. Have a great day :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mercedes!

      Thank you for commenting! I hope to hear from you again soon.

      x
      maya

      Delete