In the grand scheme of things (I’m talking survival of mankind here), no it’s not. The truth is, I’m well aware of how vain and incredibly unimportant all of this can seem. Sometimes it just feels wrong to put so much energy into something so superficial; especially with everything going on in the world right now. There are far more important issues than struggling to find your perfect pair of jeans.
But, if you take this down to a smaller scale, fashion, like any other creative outlet, is immensely important. Whether you realize it or not, what you wear has just as much of an initial impression as what you say or do. Fashion has allowed me to think and create something new every single day; though some days the “thing” I’m creating is a leggings and sweater combo.
The best part of fashion you ask? Regardless of the look, for that moment, my focus is taken off the crazy world around me and solely placed on creating my message to the world that day. Though it is a small aspect, the fashion decisions we make everyday say a lot about our values. Everything from where you shop to what you wear begins to outline who you are and what you believe to the world around you. So can fashion fix all of the world’s problem? Certainly not. But can it make a positive impact towards a brighter future? Of course.
Now, my outlet happens to be an incredibly public one. And though the likelihood of my blog changing the world is incredibly low, the likelihood of it reaching and affecting a single person is incredibly high. Not only do I love the ability to express myself, but also the ability to inspire you to do the same. I have been thinking a lot about all of this recently and have realized that is all I truly hope to get from all of this. Inspiring you all to express yourselves, in whatever way you dream to. Creativity and expression has played a huge positive role in my life and I hope I can help create that positive outlet in yours as well.
How do you feel about fashions importance in todays world?
What I’m Wearing:
(another similar sweatshirt option here)