First rule of fashion is….well that there are actually no rules!!! If you love following trends then maybe you could learn that trends are fleeting. I am also learning about fashion just like any other girl that likes putting clothes together. However, I am of the school of thought that fashion is individualistic. It interprets a personality, it’s art!… like a painter tells a story with the stroke of his brush or a writer with his words…I view Fashion as that, only that the painting or words is done with the clothes and perhaps, hair and makeup.
For one to be able to tell their individual story through fashion…you must know and be comfortable with yourself regardless of anyone’s opinion. Just for the sake of clearer understanding i will ask some general questions. When you walk into a store what clothes are you first attracted to? ask yourself why? How do you want people to see you? or better yet what message do you want to pass across to people when they meet you? and the most important of all…. How do you view yourself? Questions like this aide one in discovering individual style regardless of trends.
Even though i dislike magazines and articles that tell us what and how to wear certain trends…they do kinda help in knowing what is going on out there..so i would suggest Reading fashion magazines like vogue, Elle, Instyle, etc..these magazines can help a totally clueless person discover the types of styles they are attracted to.
I love, love, did i mention love street fashion!!!…Watch how different people interpret a particular piece of Jewelry, blouse or pant…it is just beautiful!… Watching people do this, you will become emboldened to explore your inner style….you might start of copying how people interpret certain things… but, not to worry as time goes on you will discover your individual fashion flare.
Lastly be opened to other fashion interpretations outside of your continent…check out how people in Africa interpret fashion
Check out people in Paris or Europe interpret fashion
And so on and so forth…Be open, try new fashion experiences and have fun with it! Fashion is truly fun when you understand it is not about rules but an expression of your individuality 🙂