Living in this modern era, we often hear clichés such as :
‘This is in trend’, or
‘This is out of style’, or
‘Refresh your wardrobe’, or
‘This is not in fashion anymore’, and so on.
While coming across these taglines, we may think for a second that “When does getting dressed become so complex?”.
It appears so burdensome to us because normally what we do is: we pull off a crushed shirt, pair it with a blue or a black jeans and set off to work; without even paying heed even for a second about our way of dressing and the impact it would make on the people we cross our paths with.
Also, don’t you think life is already way too monotonous? And by not dressing well, we are creating a pit to fall into the monotony.
So, is fashion just a task to get over with or a thing to be cherished?
As per eminent Italian Fashion designer and a very proud and successful owner of the global brand “Versace”, Donatella Versace states “Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream”. Thus, Fashion is one’s unique way to escape from a dull lifestyle and switch into a more fascinating one.
Remember those days, when you were excited to kick-start your journey to college? You had those fancy expectations of a big classroom, a chill hostel life, a new group of friends and the freedom to wear stylish clothes (which you were restricted to wear in high-school). This taste of excitement triggered you to open your favorite website and order branded outfits to renew your collection of clothes. And upon the delivery of ordered clothes, you tried its fitting and matched it with one of your attractive pair of sneakers. Wasn’t that moment satisfactory as what you wished to wear on the first day of your college was pre-decided consciously? You might be agreeing with us here because you didn’t do that shopping just for the sake of completing a task. But also, you were enjoying the process of selecting and buying clothes for a new beginning (That moment in time still arouses the feeling of nostalgia, which is hard to beat.)
So, in this race of life, fashion can provide you a short break to elude in your imaginary world, where you will be the master of your own!
Fashion is like seasons
Fashion is akin to seasons, which changes as per the time to offer you a more aesthetic view of life. While hustling through various phases of development, you have to match your pace with the trends and transitions taking place in this changing world. In the Fashion industry, major players create their collection beforehand as per the upcoming season to dominate their trend and create a niche in the market already by the time season arrives. Even fashion shows are named after seasons – spring/summer, resort, pre-fall, and fall/winter. Like Seasons, fashion repeats itself after a definite period of time.
Fashion and culture
While the world has already become a global village in this era of the 21st century, it might be unfair to not give credit to the Fashion industry in interconnecting cultures across the world. In fact, Fashion plays a major role in the economic success of many countries. Fashion connects you to a big community of people across the globe and when you meet people of your kind, you grow in every sphere of life. It makes you more forward-looking and susceptible to changes.
Fashion is a religion.For the ardent lovers of Fashion, Fashion is no less than a religion, a religion made by their own selves, while the clothes being their God. To them, fashion speaks its own language, the language that can be understood by all, but spoken by few.
Fashion vs Style
“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.” – Iris Apfel.
Whenever we talk about recent trends, we so casually use these two terms: Fashion and Style; because we consider them interchangeable. But what really is in trend is basically known as fashion. Trends are meant to be evolved and get changed with time and so does fashion. Whatever we wear every day, may it be jeans, a T-shirt, skirt, jacket, pants, shirt, shrug, trousers, etc. comes under the category of fashion. Fashion is followed by us religiously to grab the attention of everybody around us, known or unknown. Sometimes our main motive to follow a trend is only to become famous and come under the limelight of glamour. Many of us idolize a fashionista, a celebrity, or a fashion icon due to their high-quality fashion sense which keeps us updated about upcoming trends in the industry.
When fashion is blended with your peculiar way of dressing as per your choice of colors, different combinations of clothes, various accessories, and most importantly your comfort in your own skin while wearing the particular attire, then is when a new style is born with a copyright of your name. Before going out for a party, a short meeting, or even in your casual days, a few times you get into thinking that though this shirt is trendy but somehow it is not going well with your personality; and then, you shift to something else which suits your persona. In this way, you obliviously create your own style.
When you walk on the path of style, you don’t lose a little bit of your individuality. Instead, style gives you a ground to create ‘a brand-new individuality’, which separates you from the crowd. You have seen that top brands take the assistance of an interactive story to convey their message to their target audience. Similarly, every person’s style is a phenomenal story that deserves to be heard by the world. Style is not only being fashionable according to your own terms but also being comfortable with the attire that you choose to wear.
Wearing a piece of cloth which pleases your senses, rather than a bunch of people, reflects your character. When you choose to express yourself in a unique style, you serve as an inspiration for independent youth of the society.
Fashion always remains on the verge of transforming while style gives you a concrete surface to build your own identity. Fashion comes with an expiry date. So, if your wardrobe accommodates fashionable clothes, wear them consciously before they get outdated. Chase and pursue style. Soon, you will generate a high level of perfection that people will strive to match. And isn’t it better to hold something which lasts longer?
This thin line of difference between fashion and style creates a huge deal of difference in an individual’s way of living.
Fashion is more than wearing good clothes!
The wheel of our life runs on the road of ethics and moral values. We learn values from trials and errors while walking through different phases of life. One such phase where learning can be seized is the fashion industry. This might sound strange but fashion provides you a huge platform to rise and thrive.
There are innumerable lessons that one can obtain from fashion.
- You don’t need a language to express yourself.
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world. Especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” – Miuccia Prada.
Create a long-lasting first impression from your style of dressing. Hold the responsibility to convey a relevant message from your side, which catches the eye of a viewer.
- Climb on the ladder of confidence to reach at the top of your goals.
When you wear good clothes, you feel innate pleasure. This in turn ignites a feeling of confidence inside yourself. Confidence is a virtue which you acquire from experience. You try a new thing and you lose once, twice, thrice or almost hundredth time before being successful. But, in the process, you improve yourself which makes you confident.
- Leave the worries of the future, to live the present moment completely.
Fashion is bound to change. You never know when a trend becomes outdated and your closet needs to be refreshed again. This level of uncertainty exists in every aspect of life where you are powerless regarding the future. Therefore, seek pleasure being in the present.
- Sunshine follows the cloud of chaos.
After a great deal of hustle and bustle, you finally pick a most perfect dress which fits your trait. Similarly, when a lot of chaos is created in life, you have to be patient to wait for the right time to come.
Men’s fashion in 2020
Men’s fashion has always remained concealed from the world. But, this is the perfect time to bring men’s fashion into big screen. Start your journey of fashion by checking out the trending Spanish OneLook Men’s Summer Collection. Go for printed, stripped, plane or dotted shirts to give an elegant and gentleman look to your personality. So, with giant leaps and strides, Connect with us on a vogue ride.