In Oxford Dictionary, fashion is defined as “current fad, temporary custom”. This means that fashion does change over time, there is not a mere standard of fashion, and that if we seek for variable fashion blindly, everyone is apt to exhaust and even lose individuality. In fact, our attitude toward life should be finding comfortable state that best fits our character, not going after the vogue aimlessly, and not becoming the slave of the fashion.
At different time node, one’s favorite and selected thing may differ remarkably.Take this coat of mine with satin facing as an example, which I chosen in another color in last year, in simple but elegant color, and in a little more conservative mixing. Because I think all the time that bright color does not fit me, blue color is too cold, making my skin color pale, bla bla bla, in short, my brain is restrained by many stereotypes for dressing.
Suddenly, I want to try another feeling. Blue shirt, red velvet pants, together with a silk scarf in two mingled colors that waves in the breeze in the feeling that I’ve never experienced before, bright-colored but is lack of poor taste, with a touch of pretty and festive sense.
It seems that, like most of us, I tend to label and establish rule against myself. However, with more life experience and practice, I’m more indifferent towards presumptuous fashion slogans such as “essential single item for this winter”, “must-attire for fashion enthusiast”, “color-stripe shirt suitable for early spring”, things like that. After all, I prefer myself to be undefined.
When I was young without life experience, I often simply and generally attributed the beauty of human to good-looking face and handsome stature with beautiful clothes. With age, however, my aesthetic perception of physique and posture is no longer limited to single and superficial understanding and cognition. Like in the general background of Hollywood-style aesthetic appreciation, high nose, big eyes, tall stature and sharp face are regarded as beauty, so popular actress Lucy Liu was not considered by many people as a great belle, but appreciated her modern attitude of self confidence, independence and fascinated charm. Yet on one day, he found that he fell in love with her. Why is that?
In real life, what is visually engaging is not absolute value of vital statistics and golden ratio, but more often tall firm physique without fatty flesh, as well as moral character and spiritual attainment in every movement and action; dressing ornaments are more like add-ons, which do not change anything at all, and what is really changed is your inner world. Moreover, you’ll find that of various aesthetic feelings by which you’re touched carelessly, most of them have nothing to do with beautiful appearance, and that no fixed standard and mode exist with regard to beauty.