While most of us look to fashion for the light-hearted fun of it, did you know the importance that it's self-expression has on us? Our individuality is vital to society, as it impacts our identity and stimulates innovation.
Today we are going to discuss why and how you should express yourself through fashion. While there are many routes of self-expression, personal style is one of the easiest and more creative ways to do so.
"To me, clothing is a form of self-expression. There are hints about who you are in what you wear." -Marc Jacobs.
It's important to dress for yourself. Each day is an opportunity to embrace your individuality and reflect your personality through your style. Remember to not limit yourself to trends. This is why finding investment closet pieces you love and that represent your unique style is so important to curate a perfect wardrobe.
"Style is a deeply personal expression of who you are, and every time you dress, you are asserting a part of yourself." -Nina Garcia
Dress yourself in what makes you feel good. Let your style boost your confidence and listen to your mood. Science has proven that when you practice self-awareness, you can learn how leaning on your fashion choices can help to uplift your state of mind and spirit. Whether it is a certain color, style of clothing or an item that is of particular meaning, these are the type of wardrobe pieces that can immediately affect your expression.
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ignore temporary and fading fashion standards. Learn what draws you to a piece. Whether it is a dress, sweater or purse. Be in-tune with your attraction to specific fashion pieces and try to stick with items that you feel fit perfectly into your lifestyle. If you are a risk taker in other aspects of your life, apply this to your fashion choices as well. Just know that expressing yourself through your individual style is all about minding what you wear and understanding the inevitability that fashion affects your psyche.
In fact, both science-based and exploratory studies that have looked into the impact of personality and mood changes in relation to clothing choices suggests that, "while personality plays a part in clothing selection, mood is a much stronger predictor, especially for women; how you choose to dress on any given day can simply be a result of your mood."
"Create your own style. Let it be unique for yourself, and yet identifiable for others." -Anna Wintour
What is perhaps the most important reason to express your individuality through fashion?
The inspiration is gives to women of all ages who may be struggling to find a style that works for them. When you take part in and support self-expression, you support the idea of independence and having the right to be different.