What is Fashion and How Does it Affect Us?
Fashion is a cultural phenomenon that is constantly evolving, changing and redefining itself. It is a reflection of the subtle and often hidden network or forces that operate within society.
Fashion can be shown through clothes, accessories, shoes, bags and hair styles among others. These changes can either be new trends that form a fashion cycle and are followed over time by the people around us or they can be completely new looks that don’t follow any specific trend, but instead emerge from a particular culture.
The way we dress is an important aspect of how we portray ourselves in the world and can show our taste, personality, and confidence. In the past, fashion was only accessible to the wealthy, celebrities or royalty but today it is an industry that is open to anyone with a sense of style and taste.
There are many aspects that influence and define our fashion choices including, but not limited to age, social class, occupation, and geographical location. Fashion can also be dictated by the media, such as film and music, where certain genres of clothing and style are associated with a particular culture or time period.
In today’s fast-paced society, it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends in fashion and what we should or shouldn’t wear. However, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when choosing our fashion choices that will help us to avoid becoming a “fashion victim” and instead have the style that is authentically our own.