Lifestyle Meets Dress Code

How much does our style effect our lifestyle? How much does lifestyle effect out style? I have long wondered what the factors are that affect our style and sense of dress. What are the components that make an outfit work as everything comes together?

From my own experience, i know that there can be many factors that all have and influence: Our jobs or careers, the type of society that surrounds us, the current and latest trends, the type of place we livein, personal tastes.. and so much more! I always pay special attention to the last one, whis is our unique taste. As strange as it may sound, this has something to do with our external expression. Very often these are the preferences or inclinations that are imposed upon us by media, by others, or by the our culturethat we accept as part of ourself, even though we may not see ourselfs reflected in it, Still, because of how ingrained they are in us, it can be difficult to notice.

Think about the many choices you make during the day when it comes to your clothes. How many of them are based off of what you want versus what society tells you? For example, you likely wouldnt wear dramatic, smokey makeup to just another day at the office- unless you have a glamourous job, thats it!. Just as you wouldent go bare face in jeans and a t-shirt to a special event. These are all inherent style trends we learn from our society that we barely even realize.

Furthermore, out “style” or outfit choice is not just what you might wear for this ot that occasion. Our style of dressis our expression of our inner state. It is a very subconscious way of describing ourself and communicating with our external enviroment how we feel inside. Style really does entail everything, but most of all, it includes our behavior.

Since i startedin fashion, i have been increasingly seeing and “reading” tge different ways people express themselfs outside of verbal communication. all of this comes down to aethetics, beginning with how we feel internally, and then how we express it externally. The way we see interpret colors, shapes, and everything that surrounds us affects our own style. Whatever one feels inside, they will display it in some manner on the outside.

Another imortant factor that influences our style is what others think. In my opinion, if you are swayed by this, it is one of the biggest mistakes you can make, and it show your lack of confidence in yourself. If you notice that you are more concerned by how others perceive you then by how you feel about yourself, this way of thinking can be destructive. You should always focus more on your image of yourself , becouse, trast me, people will sense when you begin putting too much though into how they think of you. Yet your confidence will always shine from within.

A good sense of style doesnt not require large sums of money, and it shoulent bring much demage to your wallet. All it takes is getting out of the box and your comfort zone to live without being concerned what anyone else thinks of you. Your style is your own brand. Be stylish and be yourself.


FASHION (NON)SENSE

Every human being is naturally drown to create, make something new, get inspired, get recognized by something. To me, all of those shapes and forms of new ideas are ART. It’s just a matter of nourishing them and making them better every single day or passing by them like they are common flower on the side of the road. The sense about life attracts every other form of sense, hence the fashion (non)sense.

 

For a fashion designer, two things are very important to me: fashion events and new trends. The changes that are new, the trends that are fresh, the style that is coming, all those things are important pieces of a creation and visualization. Every fashion designer is trying to be unique and authentic.

He/she has its own vision and it is not attracted to transience. That’s why every recognizable brand in the world became “famous” by its own pattern or mark, and by even mentioning their name, we can clearly remember their “stamp” in the fashion world. They are creating THEIR fashion. Every brand creates their own fashion. However, why do we see so many copies then? Is it a business decision or lack of ideas? What is more important – being creative and unique or being business-savy?

Having fashion sense is not a question of a luxury anymore. It is a our way of “silent” communicating with others, it is us sending message to the world about who we are and what we represent. Some people will notice and salute our way of styling, some will just make a comment, but for sure, it will not go unnoticed – if we have something to “say”. That’s why, I think, it is very important to be unique, to express our selves through fashion, to have our own ideas.!

For me, my greatest inspiration is traveling. To be able to see different cultures, experience their way of life for a day or two, their architecture, their colors, people… All of that fascinated me always. The crucial thing was the energy of the city and people in it. It gave me immeasurable ideas that I’ve always succeeded to deliver to the paper. Those were travel blogs, crazy schetches, even more crazy creations, but those moments are indescribable and never-forgetful! Those are the moments to life for! Forget about staying in the game, what’s important is to meet other people, get passionate about something and CREATE! The traveling is what connect us, what inspire us, what make us think broader, think different and be – different. The air and the spirit of another city is unparalleled comparison to any other form of inspiration, in my opinion.

To be more self-aware of another form of sense and another form of creation takes very little and gives a lot, especially if we can lift each other on a higher levels. It is true that everything changes, but creation is endless. Go out there, get passionate and be creative. The results can not miss!

 

Photo by Nikola Bradonjic

 


STYLE AS A WAY OF YOUR OWN EXPRESSION

For a fashion style we can say that it is not the most important thing in our lives, but the way we dress often sends a message to others. The first impression we leave on someone, it can often be through our style. There is also our behavior, but for a long time I paid attention just to the connection between these two things. In fact, depending on what you wear, it seems that such an energy we emit and send through our behavior, attitude, communication. What we hear most often is that good style comes with a lot of money, but it is far from the truth.
When I’m working on my collections, I often have a vision of a woman I’m trying to create for. Although collections are different, they are still related by the same thread that connects them all. Good style is all that is related to us, what is in us, and that is our charisma, energy, above all, life awareness, and fashion. Often woman might not be noticed just by what she’s wearing, but much more by her aura and charisma.
Lifestyle, the music we listen to, places we go to, it all affects how we dress and what we like to wear. Based on that how we dress, not just for making premature conclusions, one can imagine what kind of life we live. What is particularly interesting is connection between interior design and us. I had the opportunitys to see the different living spaces of different clients, and just by looking around I could conclude what is that person’s occupation, witch are the colors he/she likes, and what is their fashion style.
Good style doesn’t always mean using expensive stuff. Perfect styling often can be achieved with small details, accessories, and the way they are incorporated. There is also the makeup. With good makeup and appropriate jewelery we can highlight very simple dress .
On the fashion scene, we see a well-styled shows, from beginning to the end. It’s a well told story and concept made by designer or stylist. It is necessary to think about every detail, but it is crucial to find the right measure, because if you overdo it, it can create completely opposite effect on the audience.
Fashion and art should not be separated. From the perspective of the designer, inspiration is the most important thing. Whether it is in the detail, in a person or in a object, it drives us to create something new and innovative. Then starts the game that has no limits.

 

photo by Danilo Novovic