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How fashion affects our self-perspective

December 22, 2018265Shares

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To some, fashion is just a hobby and for fun but for others fashion is self statement. A lot of  women and men use fashion to help express themselves. If we look back fifty years ago fashion was not an option for one to express their personality or simply of how they felt on  a specific day.

Now that we live in the digital world, social media has had more of an affect on how people use fashion to self-express. According to the Today show , social media has had a detrimental effect on how people view themselves. Social media has the power to make people compare themselves with what they see when scrolling through images. 51 percent of women between the ages 18 and 24 said they feel pressure to look perfect on social media.And 60 percent of women from all age groups said they wouldn't post a photo of themselves on social media unless they loved the way they looked.

For others , when one is having a bad day or has been in a funk, fashion can boost you back up. According to, that when you put on your favorite outfit on, it boost your confidence, makes you feel inspired and unstoppable. As a fashion lover, I can agree that this has worked for me, I call it wearpy! Whenever I am feeling low or something in my life isn’t going the way I hoped, I put on my favorite pair of jeans and bold lip. It’s the small stuff like jeans and lipstick that can really change my mood and push me to a positive space mentally. For some, other attach emotions to cloths. For example if you wore an outfit on a very good day, everytime you wear that outfit you have that memory attached and sometimes this works for people, according to

To find that happy medium between comparing yourself on social media and wearing your favorite outfit, it’s very important to remember that people will only post their most positive photos. Everyone has insecure days and moments when they don’t feel their best. It’s completely natural, keep on loving yourself and you will shine brighter than any garment of clothing can for you.


Bianca Portillo-Maldonado