Sunday, January 13, 2013

Don't Let Fashion Dictate Who You Are

Shopping.
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By Dina El Halawany
Junior Reporter

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – Are you one of the people cursed with fashion addiction? Do you spend countless hours following fashion news and shopping for the perfect outfits? If so, then you obviously don't know what fashion really is.
Fashion is a trend with no rules. It depends on each individual's personal style. It is the way you express yourself to the world and it's affected by both your mood and your society.
Dressing in the latest fashion is overwhelming in so many ways. It actually makes you feel more confident and powerful.
Walking down the streets can feel like walking on a runway in a fashion show. All eyes are on your and you enjoy people commenting about how glamorous you look.
However, trying too hard to stay up to date the latest fashion has numerous drawbacks.
In addition to the fact that it can cost a fortune, and even lead to financial problems later on, some people, especially teenagers, lose interest in other important aspects of life because they'd rather spend their time shopping than doing anything else.
A messy closet.
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You buy a single dress, then a matching bag and shoes ... or a suit and a matching tie. You just keep buying one thing after the other until you turn into a shopaholic.
Before you know it, your closet turns into a disaster.
To be honest, though fashion can make you look better on the outside and feel better about yourself deep inside, it doesn't change anything about who you really are.
So wear what expresses you. Have your own style!
Remember the old adage that fashion fades, but style is eternal. A simple outfit can look really elegant.
It's not about cost or brand. It's about how confident you are while you’re wearing the choices you make.
Time is priceless, so don't waste it trying to impress people by what you wear, when you should be working hard to accomplish your dreams.
Looking good is important, but instead of spending hours in front of the mirror, spend minutes and save the rest of the time for something more fundamental.
Your character is what defines you, not your clothes.
People won’t respect you for what you wear, but for your actions.
That doesn't mean that you should ignore looking presentable, but instead of obsessing over how you look, get out there and do something useful.
Achieve your goals and then people will look at you as an honorable, marvelous person even if you're in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you..there are better things then clothes, however Clothes do give a first impression.

Mootaz Halawani said...

Great article! Continue to even higher skies :)