Whatever you wear, however you wear it, shows the world the kind of person you are. Fashion is an expression of your personality. It reveals your mood and your characteristics. At times, it may even show your cultural and religious background.
While the word “fashion” may usually be associated with glamour, this has never been true.
When it comes to the world of fashion, it is always on how you express yourself.
It is always on how you show the world the unique personality that you have.
With time, society is being dictated on what’s in and what’s out. There is a multitude of brands that tell you what is beautiful and what is not.
But does fashion define you as a person? Or is it the other way around?
Here, we talk about how fashion is a mere expression of your personality. We talk about how it defines you as a person and how people perceive you based on your style.
Are you ready? Read on and find out.
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How does fashion help you express yourself?
People usually wear things that define who they are. A fashion statement is a mix of a lot of things. It can be a combination of interests, hobbies, backgrounds, and personalities.
For example, a student-athlete always goes out wearing athletic gear. Another example is the cheerleaders. When going to school, you see cheerleaders wear their uniforms more than you see them wear pants.
Or take a look at your bohemian girlfriend. Have you ever seen her go around town without her colorful and exquisite trinkets? Of course, not!
Fashion is your personality that overflows out of your body. It is expressed by the clothes and pieces of jewelry you wear.
This is why I have always believed that it should not be a society that should dictate you on what to wear. It should not be your mother who would have to tell you to wear this or that. In today’s world, you should decide on your fashion statement.
Does clothing reflect personality?
When you feel like dressing up like a rockstar, why wear that flowy red dress? Doing so would be going against the beautiful and unique personality that you have.
Your sense of clothing reflects your personality.
If you are the boyish kind of girl, how comfortable would you be in wearing that sequinned dress of silk and lace? I know you would rather stay at home for a year than be seen wearing something that does not reflect the real you.
Always remember that the clothes you wear reflect the unique you. The comfort of those you wear does not end in the material of the clothing. You should also be comfortable in your skin. This means that if you feel like being a princess, wear that tiara!
You have to remember that clothes do not make the person that you are. It is you that defines the clothes. It is by the way you choose to wear your clothes. It is by the way you carry yourself with confidence in that piece of clothing that you don.
How does fashion define a person?
Just as I have always reiterated, your sense of fashion defines the person that you are.
You can dress up. You can dress down. You can wear a dress or a pair of jeans or even wear any clothing you deem fit.
Fashion is more than just the clothes that you wear. It can tell the world so much.
By the clothes you wear, you show the world the style you have and the culture you follow. Sometimes, your fashion style would even reveal your religious affiliations! That’s how much the clothes you wear define you as a person.
Fashion is a showcase of your personality or attitude. You may or may not know it, but deep within you, you wear the things based on who you are. Your mood determines your clothes, while the type of accessories you put on are solely dependent on your style.
In short, you carry yourself based on your character.
How should I dress according to my personality?
This time around, we will let you in on a secret. How do you dress according to your personality?
When working on your fashion style, you have to keep a few things in mind. Aside from being fashionable, current, and appropriate, your fashion style should be authentic. Here are a few things you have to keep in mind when dressing according to your personality.
First, let’s talk about the word “personality.”
When talking about personality, there are two things you have to know. First is the concept of “style essence.” Second is the idea of “style expression.”
What is the “style essence?” How do you define a style expression?
When you talk about your style essence, it is merely about who you are.
In a nutshell, it is your personality. It is how you think. It is a show of your preferences.
Consider your style essence as the definition of the real you. It is what makes you unique and authentic. It is what sets you apart from a horde of all the other women around you. It is what makes you take space in society.
Also, it is how people perceive your character.
So, what is your style essence? How do you want to be defined?
The other thing you have to know about personality is the concept of style expression. Style essence is half of the whole thing. Your style expression completes the entire equation.
What is a style expression?
This is your expression through the clothes you slip on. Your style expression is also shown by how you do your hair or the makeup that you wear. At times, it can also be with the accessories that you put on. Your style expression is how you carry yourself.
In a nutshell, your style expression is how you make your presence felt when in a crowded room. It is what makes people take notice of your existence.
When dressing up according to your personality, find that balance between the two.
For example, if you are the shy type of girl, you don’t wear clothes with bold and striking colors for dinner. You can’t always be seen with clothes that have the most intricate patterns. This style is a perfect contrast to who you are.
When dressing up according to your personality, think about comfort. What kind of clothes are you comfortable wearing? It should not be what your mom wanted. It should not be what the model on some TV ad told you to wear. Be your most unique self.
Aside from the clothes you’re comfortable wearing, it should aid you in expressing your true self.
Do people judge you by your clothes?
Of course, yes!
People around you would always have something to say by how you dress up. By the way, you dress up, people around you can look at you as flirty. Or they may perceive you to be shy or even weird.
No matter how you dress up, society would always have something to say about you. Some are good, but some can be bad.
What is important is that your fashion is something that does not offend the people around you. It would be great if you are in a bustling and modern city. You can be anything that you want. You can wear a ball gown on the street, for all they care.
But certain societies have their norms. So before indulging yourself in dresses that suit your fancy, take a quick look at your place.
Does the city or country allow women to wear short shorts? Or is the place you’re in as accepting as the people back home?
We encourage you to dress according to the personality that you have. But take into account as well the society that you are in. There are laws that you need to follow. Aside from that, there are also norms you have to respect.
So, yes, people would always judge you.
But who are they to dictate you on what you wear? As long as you are not disrespecting norms and cultures, you should wear the type of clothes as you please.
Do clothes define a person’s character?
Sometimes, we worry about how people think about our characters.
By now, you would already have known that the clothes that you wear reflect the kind of character that you have. And so if you worry too much about how people look at you, go ahead and please them. Go with the fashion statement that they prefer on you.
But then again, if you do that, you run the risk of going against the real you. We said it before, and we will say it again. Who cares whatever your fashion style is? As long as you’re not breaking laws and as long as you’re not hurting anyone, you should dress up as you please.
You have to keep in mind that your fashion statement is just a fraction of the real you. It may define your personality, but it will never define the person you are as a whole.
Why not be the real you? Why not be as authentic as you can be? Because no matter how much you present a particular image to society, as long as it’s not the real you, you would never be happy.
Besides that, your personality will always have a way of showing itself out in another way.
How does dressing affect your attitude and confidence?
When you dress according to your style, you are comfortable in your skin.
Imagine if you’re boyish, and you are dressed up in silk and lace. How would you feel? That would have been the death of your personality.
When you are comfortable in your own skin, you exude the confidence that’s inside you.
When you are dressed according to how your mom wants you to dress up, you may not like it. You may end up being conscious. You may repeatedly look down and check out the people around you.
Living life with a fashion style that’s not a reflection of you is a discomfort to the highest level. And we know what discomfort can do: it kills your confidence.
Your sense of fashion is a much more complicated topic for another person. This is because your sense of fashion can only be dictated by who you really are. And so when deciding on what fashion style to adopt, the decision should come from you.
It does not mean that you can wear a bikini at work. But a beach girl should know how to incorporate the flavors of the seas into a corporate look. That girl should be able to show the world how much of a beach babe she really is. Do you get the drift?
So dig deeper into you. Look very closely. Is the wardrobe that you have a reflection of the real you?