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Individuality: In the Box/Out of the Box

February 17, 2012 Fashion No Comments

Who are you?  What do you like?  What comes naturally to you?

One thing we all know about fashion is that it comes and goes.  Though certain trends may change, one thing that will never go out of style is Individuality.

When we think of individuality in the category of style, we tend think of people like Erykah Badu, Lady GaGa, Nikki Minaj who are in the spotlight and known for their extreme costume-like wardrobe. But what about that really cool chick (Fly-Chick) that you always see at the beauty salon and want to know where she shops!?!  You may see girls who put an outfit together that you would have never thought of.  These individuals are bold enough to go against the grain and stand out.  It may not be of your interest to go against the grain when it comes to fashion, but if you are interested — don’t be afraid to try something new!

One thing I always keep in mind when I am styling, designing, or just dressing myself for a special occasion is to think out of the box.  What I mean by thinking out of the box is thinking out of the norm.  Instead of wearing one of my fancy pair of earrings in my ears, maybe I’ll wear them as a pendant — which I have done before!  When Erykah Badu debuted she didn’t just wear a small turban, she wore a head wrap that stood many inches off of her head to showcase her afro-centricity – out of the box!! J

For many women it is important to keep current with the latest trends and express themselves through how they dress, but for others fashion and choice of clothing may not be at the top of their to-do list.  However I guarantee that even those who are not as fashion conscious would not want to be dressed the same as their friend or classmate.

I challenge you to express yourself in whatever way that pleases YOU.  It’s not about being the trendiest or copying what you see the stars wearing, but I believe it’s more important to discover your own look.  Though you may wear a short hair-cut that is somewhat edgy and unique, if everyone has that same “edgy and unique” haircut, are you really standing out?

God created us all inimitably — none of us the same — so why not carry out that same theme in the way we dress?  I see the way we dress as artistic expression.  Some may not feel the need to express oneself or may not be passionate in the area of adornment, but if fashion is your forte, by all means make a statement — your own INDIVIDUAL statement!

~ Gessica


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