Fashion influences our everyday life whether we like it or not. We can appear more friendly and make ourselves appear taller or shorter. What we wear on the outside, is also like a mask of who we are, and how we represent how we feel on the inside. There are so many examples of what we wear that plays a part in our everyday lives such as when we meet new people. When we go for interviews, we try and represent a side of ourselves that is committed to the job, organised and respectful. We dress to fit the roles that are needed, we wear uniforms at school as a way to make us all equal and prevent bullying for example. Though when we are not in any of these roles and just going out shopping, we can express ourselves in any way we wish. We can make people see us as peaceful and calm by wearing blue or lovable by wearing pink.
Through our clothing we can almost control how people feel about and see us. Our clothing influences our social interactions, how much respect is given to us, and can also determine outcomes. I believe fashion does influence our everyday quite significantly because as humans, we do unfortunately judge a book by its cover, and for people it’s what we look like on the outside. We can show authority through clothing, job positions and personality just through different fabrics. Through fabrics transformed into garments, when we wear clothes that make us feel good, confidence naturally follows. The confidence that can be achieved through wearing clothing that makes us feel good, can also change outcomes from showing assertiveness and feeling more confident to speak in public or even as small as speaking in front of the class. I feel that more people should feel comfortable enough to explore different fashion aesthetics, as some people are pressurised to fit in with what the large majority of society wants.
Try new aesthetics and see what makes you feel the most confident!