Personal Expression- Kimchi Style

Fashion. What is the definition of fashion? A popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior. What we wear, what we say, how we act makes us who we are. We, as people ARE fashion. We each have our own fashion sense and taste. It’s what makes us unique. The amazing thing about fashion is the freedom it gives us to express ourselves. There is nothing to hide.

Growing up I wasn’t the most stylish person. I would cover up my body under baggy clothes afraid to be seen. I was already taller than the majority of my class and I hated standing out. And that’s when fashion came in. It slowly began to peel away my layers and help me accept and love myself for who I am.

Now it did take awhile to get here and countless of different looks. But slowly I began to settle into who I am today. I’m not one to stick to one genre. That’s boring. Where’s the fun in trying new looks, listening to new types of music? Some days I’m girly (which I won’t lie doesn’t happen often and catches me by surprise), the next day I’m sophisticated, and than I’m a complete 90’s grunge girl who feels empowered. Some key items I’ll never give up on include denim jackets, ripped jeans, and boots. Look that’s an outfit right there!

That’s what fashion does. Fashion gives you confidence. It makes you feel empowered and that’s why I love it so much. Like I said it gives you this ultimate freedom to be completely bare. It gives you the opportunity to reinvent yourself. The great thing about that is that there’s always something new to look forward too and something old coming back in style!

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-Isabel Barreiro

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