Transcend... Redefining the Standards

Everyone has experienced this feeling at least once: that feeling of absolute horror when you show up to work or class and realize that you’re wearing the exact same shirt as one of your colleagues. When you hear the term “two loves”, style is more than likely not the first subject to come to mind. Yet, clothing plays an extremely vital role in the way we present ourselves to the world. In fact, it could be argued that style is one of the most common ways in which people express themselves. Similar to how no two snowflakes are the same, no two people have the same sense of style. You and your colleague may be wearing the same shirt, but you will never, ever, be wearing the exact same outfit, and there is something truly beautiful about this phenomenon. This concept of two loves of style perfectly represents the uniqueness that exists within the human race.

Lately, mainstream media has made so much fuss about body positivity and feeling confident in one’s own skin that the true value behind such a statement has become overlooked. In a world of photoshop and makeup, the sight of body positive advertising campaigns and models that looked like actual people was a refreshing change of tune. The sudden flood of these campaigns is in no way a bad thing, as it is good for society to embrace and foster such a positive mindset. The downside, however, is that in a sea of voices repeating the same thing, it is easy for the message to become drowned and forgotten. We can only hear a statement so many times before we become used to hearing it, and then numb to its meaning.

More than ever, there is a growing importance for society to learn to pay attention to, accept and adore the differences that exist between ourselves and those around us. This statement most likely brings to mind some of the most prolific topics involving differences, but differences big and small can exist between everyone, everywhere. After all, it’s what makes the world go ‘round, isn’t it? Style is an excellent example of this, considering the fact that two people could see the same piece of clothing and love it all the same. They may love it in different ways, but at the end of the day, all that truly matters is that they feel great about themselves while wearing it.

Wearing the Alessa jogger pant, for instance; a versatile drawstring track pant which is stylish that one person could love them as part of a girls’ night out outfit. Their unique seam design and cuff detail provide the perfect combination of casual and style, ideal for a fun night out. Meanwhile, a second person may love them as the ultimate pants to wear on a relaxing Saturday morning. The Alessa pant is crafted with ultra-soft Baby French Terry and micro suede, great for staying comfortable all weekend long. There is no wrong occasion to wear these pants, whatever works for you!

Another great example would be 3F’s Charlene top. For one person, Charlene could be a terrific casual outfit paired with slim fit pants for a toned down, yet still trendy appearance. For another, the top could be paired with a skirt for a slightly more lighthearted summer look. The zip up sleeve details and Rayon side seam panels make Charlene trendy and comfortable for anyone, sporting any kind of style.

So, as one final, parting thought, here’s a genuine reminder to wear any item of clothing that helps you to feel your best-- whenever you want, and however you want to wear it. The only opinion of yourself that matters is your own, but also be open to the opinions of those around you, for you might find that you both love the same thing, but for very different reasons.