When it comes to fashion, we often think of super models dressed like superheroes walking down a runway surrounded by flashing lights of cameras and balaring electronic dance music (EDM), but that is merely “high” fashion, a small sliver of all that is encompassed by the far reaching umbrella term that is “fashion.” Fashion is akin to philosophy, in a sense, as both are schools of thought that we interact with every day, even if we don’t realize it. In fact, fashion is a small subset of an actual branch of philosophy, aesthetics. Aesthetics is the study, more or less, of what we perceive with our five sense and what we find pleasing and why. Fashion is, therefore, a part of the sight portion of aesthetics. Therefore, it’s almost criminal to boil down the infite complexity of fashion just to the high fashion scene. Especially consider that high fashion is not meant to be worn on the regular but, instead, to predict and establish new fashion trends. It’s not meant to be blend in, in other words, so it would be a hard sell to most of us. Instead, it’s important to see fashion for the multifaceted school of thought it is. Here are some examples of how we all use fashion every day.
First and foremost, if you wear clothes, and you most certainly do, you engage with fashion regularly. Therefore, it behooves you to think more critically about your fashion choices, which you can only do once you see all of the ways that iut affects your life. Therefore, we should take a look at a few common styles you can use in your everyday life. For starters, let’s look at tehe most common style in the United States: blue jeans and t shirts. This style is sort of an anti style, as it is a passive style born from a lack of desire or decision making. It’s casual and comfortable, basically. The, you have sportier styles. Sweatpants, which used to be merely “give up on life pants” as Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog would say, are now a popular fashion choice for sportier looks. Pair them with some Pumas to get an athletic look started off on the right foot. Then, you have the “preppy” style that includes slacks and polo shirts. This is a style popular with well to do individuals. Then, of course, there is the more formal style that is popular in high end professions, of course, but can be and has been adapted into a more striking fashion statement.