How can you be Preppy and trendy at the same time? One once asked me.
Preppy Trendy holds the purpose of bringing out the power of individuality. The power and the strength that lie within you by creating outfits that are both elegant and edgy. We see women adopting male characteristics to feel respected; I often do it because I love the androgynous look; but it’s as though we had forgotten that our power lies in our femininity and we must embrace it. Women have a balance and stability that is reinforced by their sudden burst of emotion, and there should be no shame in these bursts because they’re the expression of who we are. When we contain our thoughts and our feelings we contain who we are, and we become bland in the eyes of those who matter. Even if image becomes more and more important in our technology filled lives, the amount of care placed in our attire has diminished. It’s time to unveil our unique personalities and time to use clothing in the same way an artist would use paints and brushes: to express.
knowing who you are.
A research published in Psychological science conducted by psychologists at Royal Holloway University shows that we are more likely to trust someone if they physically look like us. Shocker. Do we, really? How many times do we subconsciously judge the people around us when they act in ways unfamiliar to us? I’d conclude. They have more winkles then I do, that means they’re older; they have five kids, I don’t know how they do it, they must be exhausted. They’re drinking an organic smoothie, they’re so healthy. It’s automatic. Our innate deductive reasoning has created these universal stereotypes that ruin us all. Our purchases, our actions, our education… it all brings people to draw a conclusion on so many pseudo-facts about our lives. Something as simple as a brand name can create an image of a person that will be so close yet so far from reality. Fashion isn’t conventional therefore you can be both preppy and trendy.
By: Marie Caroline Charles