Why Fashion Is the Best Form of Self-Expression

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Some people believe in a thing called “sense of fashion”, as some people have a better sense of fashion than others. The fact of the matter is that we’re all aware of the impact of what we wear. We all can ‘sense’ that our fashion is a statement, one way or another. You can express how you feel or how you think through what you wear. How you dress speaks about you before you open your mouth. Our bodies are a canvas and we can make anything out of it; we can dress however we choose. We believe fashion is the best form of self-expression, here’s why. (Image Credits: Freestocks/Unsplash)

Our Fashion Style Speaks About Who We Are

You see someone you don’t know coming from a distance, the first thing you notice is what they’re wearing. We see hundreds of strangers on a busy day and we can tell a thing about them or two from how they’re dressed. Aside from the fact that we can be mistaken sometimes, we read into what they want us to read. Fashion is a tool we use to represent ourselves. You can do what you wish with this tool. Gone are the days when we all dressed in the same style.  

Our Fashion Reflects Our Personalities

If you’ve ever been a grumpy teenager, then you either knew someone who used to dress mostly in black and navy blue- or you were that person yourself. As we get older, we begin to explore fabrics that are more colorful and floral; the college that you go to, the job that you work in and the company you keep has a lot to do with the choices you make because of the influence they have on you as you grow. It’s safe to say that none of us are the same people we were as teenagers, but back then, we wanted people to know how we felt. Later on down the line, it is more about the circumstance and the style you want to emulate.

The moral of this story is: you want people to know something about you from your clothes.  It’s not all about the colors though, but the style too. 

Another example is sukajan also known as suka jackets, which are baseball-like jackets made with embroidery inspired by the Japanese. According to the manufacturers of a brand that makes suka jackets on this page, the suka jackets became known to the public as the ‘gangs’ jacket. Then, It all started with the Japanese youth wearing it to seem ‘cool’ and then the gangs adopted them, which was depicted in movies. If you like suka jackets, you can look for them online – maybe they will be a good addition to your stylistic choices. And no worries, they are no longer associated with the Yakuza.

Fashion Makes Us Feel Good 

Fashion isn’t only a form of self-expression in the sense that it makes us show who we are, it’s also a form of it in the sense that it makes us feel good about ourselves. Yes, at one point in your life, you may have felt good about wearing black. Nowadays you most likely feel good when you wear something that shows off your fun side. A good outfit can inspire confidence and improve your mood. We think we dress well at times when we feel well but we also feel good about ourselves when we dress well. 

Every Style Is Unique

The thing about fashion style is that everyone can be unique with how they’re dressed. You can’t wear the same thing from head to toe,  and if you do, it still won’t look the same on you as it does on someone else. It’s like other forms of art, like making music or drawing, no two people can’t make the same song twice. Yes, we tend to copy other people’s styles but it’s considered as inspiration. You can get inspired by how someone is dressed, and that doesn’t mean you’re copying them by wearing something similar. And I think we can all draw the line between inspiration and copycatting. The whole point is that you can only be yourself dressed the way you are.  

Fashion isn’t only how we dress, it’s also why we dress the way we do. There are stories behind outfits. That being said, your style can change from time to time which isn’t a big deal since you change from time to time too. If you’re not comfortable with how you dress, we encourage you to make some changes in your wardrobe. Go shopping and find something that shows you off and your best qualities. Think about what you want to say to the world, and wear that. 

Amani Mutuma
Amani Mutuma is a professional content writer who helps small businesses & bloggers make a positive impact in the world. He’s passionate about personal development and aspires to help people grow through his writing. Connect with him on Instagram or Twitter.
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