Fashion is passion.
People often say beauty is
on the inside, and, while
that may be true in many
ways, why limit oneself
from bringing that beauty
to the outside? Whatever
you feel on the inside,
there is a way to express
it to the world through your
own sense of style. Sharing
your inner beauty with the world
through your hair, clothing, jewelry,
shoes, or nail color can give you a sense of individuality and
confidence to achieve the dreams and goals you hold on
the inside. It also lets people know, at first glance, what you
deem as important and who you believe you are.
I used to think fashion was about the trendiest, most
expensive name brand clothing, wearing my hair like the
“cool girls” (or trying…I always felt I fell a little short), and
reading Vogue magazine. Not anymore. The way I feel
when I put on my combat boots with a skirt and a pair of
bright, striped socks now is nothing short of exhilaration.
When I walk down the street and see NOBODY else dressed
like me is when I know I have achieved my true self. When
my 2-year-old daughter refuses to wear what I like and
instead wears what she chooses, she reminds me that she is
already her own person and needs to express herself in her
own way. When I decided to have dreadlocks and my mom
asked me what “possessed” me, I knew I wasn’t possessed,
just doing what felt right…for me.
Some things are always in style. Good hygiene, cleanliness,
and knowing that you care about your health and your body
will always make you feel good. For some, fitting in is part
of what drives them to want to be a part of the community.
For others, wanting to stand out is what makes them tick.
From the stores we visit, to the food we eat, to our choice of
transportation…if you choose your style based on your own
values and beliefs, you will always be fashion-forward. And
if you’re just not sure yet…we’re here to help!
Angela Esler-Whelan, Managing Editor