A Question of Taste. Fashion
Fashion is something we deal with everyday. Even people, who
say they don’t care what they wear, choose clothes every morning that
say a lot about them and how they feel that day.
What influences our choice of clothes is an interesting
question. I believe that most of the people do not follow the fashion
displayed on the catwalk. That kind of clothes is the product of famous
high-class designers’ work, it is more often very extravagant and
extremely expensive. It is also not designed to be worn every day, but
it is suitable some special occasions.
However, we definitely get fashion ideas from music clips,
videos, books and television. Movies also have a big impact on what
people wear. For example it is known that more sunglasses were sold in
America after the movie Man In Black. Sometimes a trend is world-wide.
Back in the 50-s teenagers everywhere dressed like Elvis Presley.
Musicians and other cultural icons as well as political and
royal figures have always influenced what we are wearing. Newspapers and
magazines reported on what Hillary Clinton was wearing when she was the
1st lady. The death of Princess Diana was a severe blow to the high
fashion world, where her clothes were daily news.
Depending on their attitude towards clothes and fashion, people can be divided in three groups:
fashion slaves, spending all their money on the latest clothes
even if they don’t look good in them; fashion fans, who enjoy wearing
modern clothes but not obsessed by them and people who just don’t care
how they look.
Personally I place myself between fashion fans and people who
don’t care how they look. Although I enjoy shopping very much and like
to try things on, especially when I look good in them, I don’t spend
much time choosing and buying clothes. And of course I do it only when I
really need something new to wear, and not in order to kill time.
My style and the range of clothes that I have are defined by
the activities I engage in. Work occupies most of my time and therefore
most of the clothes that I have corresponds with the dress code,
registered in the policy of our company. According to the dress code, an
employee is not allowed to wear certain items of clothing to work. For
example, men are supposed to wear ties and business suits, and nobody is
allowed to wear jeans, except on Fridays. Women’s clothes are not
supposed to be skin-tight, too short and too open. All of the shirts are
supposed to have collars. Clothes also can’t be too bright, the colors
should correspond to the corporate colors – dark blue and white.