Fashion for Everyone

 When it comes to fashion, you probably associate the term with supermodels in space age metallic outfits walking down the runway with flashing lights and techno music, but that’s a small part of what fashion actually is. This is called high fashion, and it’s simply not for everybody. By its very existence, it declares itself as being the alternative to mainstream fashion. What this means to you, the reader, is that fashion is a much bigger part of human culture, and it’s something everyone interacts with, whether they know it or not, kind of like philosophy. As with philosophy, since everyone deals with it, why shouldn’t we spend more time learning about it? Fashion takes many forms, from high to low, and low is right about where most of us feel comfortable. Therefore, it can everything you needed to hear when you hear that you, too, can enhance your look with a basic understanding of fashion, all without having to dress like a time traveler. Here are a few simple suggestions.

First and foremost, use your wardrobe to express yourself. While this kind of happens on its own, but when done deliberately, it enhances your overall look. An example of this is wearing a graphic tee from Hot Topic to display one of your interests. This is perhaps the quickest way to expressing yourself via your wardrobe, and it’s one looked down upon in the high fashion world, so it’s all yours! This same logic applies to apparel celebrating your favorites sports teams, including jerseys and the like. And, speaking of Hot Topic, “goth” and “emo” clothing styles, if they’re for you, are a great way to separate yourself from the pack, so to speak.

Another way to take your low key fashion up a notch or two is to play with color. Color is everywhere, but it seems to be pretty sparse in the average wardrobe. My question is “why?” A dash of color, or even a collage, can do wonders for a wardrobe, and all it takes a little knowledge of the color wheel. A great example of how to add some color to your wardrobe is to pair complementary colors. Complementary, or opposite, colors may sound like they would clash, but they actually tend to accentuate each other nicely.For example, yellow and blue are complementary colors, and most of us wear blue jeans, so a yellow shirt, jacket, etc. would complement your jeans with ease. Another way is to color coordinate. For example, pairing multiple warm colors, or cool colors, can create a compelling look. For example, a red shirt and orange pants, or you could go with green and blue. The possibilities are endless!

With these tips in mind, you should be able to make more informed and successful fashion choices. Fashion isn’t just for supermodels after all! Anyone can enhance their wardobe with a little effort and know how. You just have to try.