Episode 16: Blue Steel (How To Survive Fashion)

Fashion…

 

I have never felt so out of depth writing a blog post. 

 

Ok so fashion, the abstract idea that can make you feel good for a bit and maybe not so good for a while. Perhaps you love fashion, follow and understand the latest trends or perhaps you’ve been wearing the same t-shirt for the last 5 years (hopefully it’s been washed in that time though cause otherwise, ew). 

 

Whatever your position on fashion is, is a good position to be, because we are who we are and if you love how you can express yourself through the things you wear then that is incredible and art is an essential part of shaping and making our society better. On the other not so decorated hand, you might not be able to care less who is wearing what as long as whatever you’re wearing fits and is functional. 

 

Additionally, fashion can sometimes differ depending on which gender you are and can sometimes seem like a very complex concept to navigate. Never fear though here at ‘how do you survive your 20s?’ we've compiled some tips to help navigate the brilliant yet brutal life of fashion.

 

Tip #1 Open your eyes

Use the people around you as your inspiration. If you like what they’re wearing then chances are you might like the look of it on you too. (Just FYI you can’t steal their clothes though, you’ll have to purchase your own). There are also plenty of YouTubers ready to give fashion advice for whatever gender. 

 

Tip #2 Use technology and science  

If you want to be a bit more ‘fashionable’ but can’t see what fashion is, then you can refer to science! Now don’t get me wrong, you wear what you want to wear however, everyone has their own beautiful body with different shapes and sizes and colours and different cuts of clothes and colours can give you different looks. So do some research on what cuts and colours will give you the look you’re going for.

 

You can even hand it over to some experts like ‘stitch fix’ who will pick the clothes for you based on your body. 

 

WARNING: Don’t let these sites make you feel bad about yourself! Be careful with what you’re reading and if it is making you feel bad about yourself then they don’t know what they are talking about. 

 

Tip #3 Fashion half the time is about confidence

If you like it and you think it looks good then great, you’ve got it. 

 

There you go darling, you’re all dressed up and ready to go. For more advice and hilarious stories you can check out our episode ‘Blue Steel (How To Survive Fashion)’. Follow the link below and we’ll see you there!

Written by Joe