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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I Follow The Sartorialist

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Who defines the style you keep as you grow older? Is it you or others? I'm asking this question because sometimes we are blind to noticing age appropriate dressing because we are less harsh to ourselves. And sometimes it takes people around us to point out the mistakes we're making when we dress up. But do we really have to age ourselves when we are dressing up just to show that we are older? I'm not saying for one to dress like dolls and school girls and boys because we want to be forever young. It becomes apparent when someone shouldn't dress a certain way. But I'm not in support of wearing overflowing and less shapely outfits just because one isn't in their teens or twenties or thirties anymore. I'm up for choosing the right colors and shapes that flatter our specific bodies as we grow older. I do not support dressing up in styles that are labeled with age, but I know I'll be scared if I see a grandma wearing mini skirt and a tight graphic tee. I guess my point is for us to take dressing up seriously and if we find that we are lost for how to dress, all we have to do is open our eyes for examples around us. I'm a fan of "The Sartorialist" by Scott Schuman. I follow his blogs, tweets, and await his second book. The photos he takes of fashionable individuals of all generations capture the essence and sometimes "the youthfulness of the old." I am always blown away by how people are able to dress to a certain taste and make a point through this gesture. When I look at the pictures I find myself focused on the style and not the age of the individual. It would be nice for people to dress up without others thinking of how inappropriate the person is. Let's not shame ourselves by how we dress but make people admire and look forward to trying the styles we have on. Can we do that?

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

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