Fashion is an expression of personality, feelings, or thoughts through clothes and ideas. Often promoted by the media, it can be a way to make a statement or create a sense of comfort.
Identification and tradition: judges wear robes, people in the military wear uniforms, brides wear long white dresses. Clothing can also be used as a political weapon: in nineteenth century England, laws prohibited people from wearing clothes produced in France; during twentieth century communist revolutions, uniforms were used to abolish class and race distinctions.
Profitable for manufacturers and retailers: Manufacturers introduce new styles to the market often, forcing consumers to frequent stores or buy online to keep up with the latest trends. As a result, many consumers spend more than they need on clothing that is not useful to them or does not fit their needs.
Trends are a great way to express your personality, but they are not always the best choice. Rather, choose items that will last longer and are made of quality materials.
Try new combinations: Mix patterns, stripes, and textures. Instead of a traditional tee shirt and jeans, pair them with a skirt or smart dress blouse.
Getting dressed is fun and an opportunity to experiment. Be comfortable and confident in what you wear. If you are in your twenties, don’t be afraid to try new styles!