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Fashion is a Puzzle

Wake up. Make up an outfit. Polish the look. The sidewalk becomes your runway.

I consider myself to be quite knowledgeable in the fashion department. I have always been interested in the medleys of patterns, colors, and cuts.

“Fashion changes, but style endures.”-Coco Chanel 

As the above quote states, we must remember fashion and style are two different things. First, I will elaborate on fashion. Fashion is the technique by which materials and cuts are assembled with accessories. Fashion, used in the positive sense as in "she has a sense of fashion" is awarded to those able to transform a 2D outfit into one of three demensions. Now I will explain how an outfit can be 2D and 3D. I understand we are all 3D beings and anything we wear that encompasses our bodies will be 3D. I am using it to asses the quality of the outfit. What I mean by this 2D and 3D description is basically the difference between an ascetically pleasing outfit and art, wearable art. 2D is pleasing and 3D is head turning. A 2-demensional outfit is mundane, redundant although it is still cute. A 3-demensional outfit is creative, new, and fresh.

"You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It's a way of life. Without it, you're nobody. I'm not talking about lots of clothes."-Diana Vreedland 

Fashion is focused on the clothes whereas style is the way by which one conducts herself. Style is the way you present yourself. Although, clothes are a way in which you present yourself, style transcends clothing. This can be a little confusing because style and fashion or so closely related. However, style is not tangible as opposed to fashion is tangible being it the fabrics we chose to represent us on a daily basis. It is something that you exude when you walk down the street. The one holds herself and the way she choses the words to describe experiences and communicate notions to others is threaded by style.

Contrary to Popular Belief

Anyone can learn. But, heres the catch folks just like anything else a skill needs time and dedication. But no worries any big endeavor, we handle in small pieces. Take it one day at a time, literally. Everymorning/evening/time of day/what is time? is your opportunity. Each outfit is a challenge waiting to be conquered. One thing I must say is you have got to push yourself. To get that head turning, audible gasp when you walk by, you must take risks. You must put things together that might offer some hesitation before you see their combination giving way to incredible artistry. Especially at the beginning of the combinations they might seem like sins in fashion, however with time and training your eye you begin to see these choices are, in fact, blessings. Soon you will be able to see the wearable art you are able to create with ease.

I must stress one last time, improvement will not come without courage and faith in yourself. Risk is the name of the game and really risk is the name of any game no matter where you are. Business, sports, it, there are people risking their comfy seat in the back to try to get ahead and make something bigger and achieve something more. Risk is not frightening if you do not give it the power to be.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Make risk excite you, not scare you and you will be flying with butterflies in your stomach enjoying more and more everyday. You have to let yourself go.

....So let yourself get out of your own way and wear some art today.

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