This article is one that is slightly sentimental for me. This issue of the paper is the last one of the semester, therefore marking the end of my fashion column. For some of you, my column may have been totally pointless and irrelevant. For some, it may have opened your eyes to the truth that there is depth behind different clothing and the person who chooses to wear it.
Today, I want to leave you with my last pieces of advice before you go off to navigate the world of fashion on your own.
My first piece of advice: the better you dress, the better you will feel. Now, I did not take that from any scientific surveys or tests, so if you disagree, then so be it. However, I firmly believe that nothing can make a person feel better than wearing a nicely put-together outfit.
I do not necessarily mean wearing a nice shirt or outfit every single day, because even I can get tired of that. I simply mean that even if you are in a rush, you can still choose something to wear that does not make it look like you just rolled out of bed.
Even a T-shirt that is not covered in wrinkles can make all of the difference.
My second piece of advice: do not be afraid to try something that is unlike anything you have worn before. The most cliche ways to describe life, such as taking adventures, risks and exploring, are also the most accurate. Life is not meant to be spent standing still. As cheesy as it sounds, neither is your style or the items in your closet. Closets should not be filled by endless clones of the same pieces of clothing.
Every once in a while, buy a piece of clothing that you have been too scared to wear and wear it. Take a risk and have fun with your appearance.
The final piece of advice I have for you: always remember who you are and do not be embarrassed to show that off in your clothes. No matter what people say or think about particular styles, the most important thing is to remember that their opinions are not yours.
Do not choose what you buy or what you wear based on someone else’s opinion. Your background, beliefs and mind are completely different from everyone else’s. There is no better way to show that than by wearing it on the outside. Clothes are not made to be worn exactly the same on every person who owns them. Change things up. Show who you are and do not let other people’s opinions shake that.
I want to thank everyone who read my column this semester. Even if fashion is not your thing and never will be, I hope you can see my passion for what I am talking about and apply that somewhere in your life. I hope I have been able to translate even the smallest ounce of my love for styling into advice that you have genuinely been able to take.
Remember what I have said, and go out and show everyone just how stylish you are.