Fashion is a massive, global industry that involves millions of people every day. They design, sew, glue, dye and transport clothing to stores and supermarkets worldwide. Buying and wearing clothing is also a form of identification or tradition: judges wear robes, soldiers wear uniforms, brides wear white dresses. Fashion is not limited to clothes, however – it can also be found in shoes, jewelry, bags, and even language.
Developing a sense of style is a process that takes time. It can feel like learning a foreign language, and many people are not born with the ability to ‘speak’ it fluently. The good news is that it can be learned.
Changes in fashion often reflect societal changes, but they may also be influenced by the financial interests of designers and manufacturers. New styles are constantly appearing, and old ones fade away into obscurity only to return later on.
In the past, fashions were largely dictated by geography and economics. Now, however, it is commonplace for clothing to be designed in one country, made in another and sold in a third. The best way to understand current fashions is to watch people in your everyday environment – pay attention to what they are wearing, and try not to be creepy about it (it’s just a little bit more fun than watching TV). You can also use Pinterest and fashion blogs to find ideas for your own looks. The most popular style today is black and white – it’s classic, chic and goes with everything.