What is fashion? Is fashion a personal style statement? Is fashion all about the clothes you wear? Does fashion change the way society thinks about you?
Fashion is incessant, yet ever-changing to reflect the needs of society, but to truly enjoy fashion you must break the societal norm and discover what represents your true inner self. Fashion Weeks occur all over the world, bringing about the latest designs in new places. Outfits cost appalling amounts of money and are molded to fit the anomalies of the world. This interpretation is incorrigible since it doesn’t represent an average person, but rather the ideal, effervescent version of people. To truly enjoy fashion doesn’t mean wearing what celebrities or models are wearing, but finding what makes you feel happy and good about yourself. Fashion is an extension of yourself and ties into your emotions. Certain outfits give you a boost in confidence, and other times wearing something unfamiliar gives you fortitude. There aren’t any rules as to what anybody can wear, men can wear dresses, and women can wear pantsuits. The goal of fashion in its most wholesome form is to make you feel good and portray the greatest version of yourself.
The stereotype of being skinny
Society views being skinny as the pinnacle of beauty and success, but that is not always true. Being a skinny person, whether that is by biology or by choice comes attached with incessant nagging, incorrigible comments, and a need to find catharsis from all of the toxicity that lankiness brings along. I have always been on the thinner side of the spectrum, but not as underweight, just as a healthy but petite person. Skinniness always comes with the association of bad and appalling health, but that is not always the case. Not every skinny person suffers from an illness or an eating disorder, and no, cajoling us to eat more is not going to help. Many of us simply have fast metabolisms, which prevent us from putting on weight, and others just exercise, their effervescent fitness being confused with poor health. Slimness also doesn’t equal weakness; skinny people can be just as sinewy as somebody with more weight. Biology comes into play here due to differences in muscular composition due to genealogy. Being skinny is always not about being beautiful. Personally, I am faced with the issue of finding clothes that fit me properly, filling me with intangible feelings of dread and despair; it makes me feel like an anomaly. Being skinny is not all rainbows and sunshine, but it brings about a poisonous environment. Being skinny is not a good or bad thing, but a way of life many of us face; a way of life we hope to live sans judgment, stereotypes, and criticism.
This assignment was for advanced high schoolers where they were asked to write two paragraphs on two pertinent topics that may impact them personally. They were also asked to use vocabulary words learned in class: Incessant, incorrigible, zealot, intangible, effervescent, catharsis, cajole, appalling, anomaly, anarchy, fortitude, and altercation.