Written By: Chip Rudolph ~ 9/25/2023
Fall will soon become winter. This time of year frequently brings fashion changes. It is important to learn a few lessons when delving into fashion. Here are some to learn to make it less stressful.
- Being well dressed is not about having good clothes. It is about good balance and good sense.
Everyone is built differently. The latest fashion might not be the best for certain bodies. Do not feel like you have to wear the latest popular item. If it is not right for your body, you will not look attractive. Better to dress well for your own characteristics and look great than to wear the latest item that looks unflattering on you. You will feel better about yourself doing that.
- What is important is not the outfit, but the person in it.
Find what looks best on you. Be yourself. Do not try to be something you are not. It will show and be noted. Be comfortable with your own choices. Show the world who you are so they focus on you, not what you are wearing.
- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
We are not all attracted to the same type of people. We have preferences in terms of height, weight, coloring, and many other choices. What is beautiful to one, is unattractive to another. What is unattractive to some can be fabulous to others. There will always be both reactions to us.
- Fashion is not about labels or brands. It is about something else that comes from within you.
Show your personality and your values to the world. The label means very little when your confidence is shining. There are those who wear fancy labels and expensive jewelry who are not even noticed. Their light is not ‘on.’
- Do not confuse the runway with fashion.
The runway is meant to be sensational. What happens there is ‘high fashion.’ If you compare yourself to the runway or try to become ‘runway,’ you could end up not looking your best. Remember the commonsense aspect of dressing well is good balance and good sense.
- People will stare – make it worth their while.
If you dress shabbily, others will remember the outfit. If you dress impeccably, others will remember the person. Decide for yourself what image you choose to put forth into the world.
Remember when you do not dress like everyone else, you do not need to think like everyone else. Some do prefer to follow the crowd. If you are more of an individual, feel the freedom to be so in thought, in word, and in your own style of dress.
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