By: Daniel Anderson

I once read a quote that said “Fashion is what you buy; style is what you do with it.” In today’s society there are a plethora of trends that are heavily dictated by professional athletes, actors, and rappers just to name a few. Fashion is an integral part of the American culture and relies on individuals in search of the next big thing instead of an identity.

I can recall being at a college football game, and seeing at least 80% of the males wearing white T’s. I was not a fan of the look; but I participated because it was viewed as a fashion mania at the time. Looking back, I realize that wearing such a comical mock up of fashion provided me with with a new frame of reference.  I secured my father’s assistance and know how, since he was known as a man of class around the community.He enlightened me with the knowledge that when you’re buying clothes, it’s best to buy timeless pieces that don’t change with the fad of the times or when a new entertainer or magazine blogger arrives.

Style requires a combination of proper coordination, cleanliness, personality, and most of all individuality. Proper coordination loosely means: you can put colors and patterns together that other
s wouldn’t likely or would be fearful to put together. I’m of the belief that the proper color palette is essential in determining a look. Knowing what colors work well with your skin tone, compliment your attitude and physique are bases that has to be covered.  Making sure that your wardrobe is somewhat in sync with your personality helps carry you a long way especially when you add the fragrance element into your arsenal. The types of clothes you wear are a direct representation of you and should show confidence, competence, and responsibility.

Finally, individuality is probably what separates fashion and style the most. Don’t be afraid to step outside of the ever changing trends that saturate pop culture and place the attention back on you!

2017-09-25T19:12:36+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Fashion|

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