Style advice of the week: Fashion gone abroad

Courtesy of Jenny McQuaide

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In the fashion industry, designers create lines based on cultural styles seen around the world.

Cultures uniquely express themselves through clothing, jewelry and makeup.

For example, the Japanese wear traditional kimonos with silk embroidery, African fashion chooses daring patterns that have bold colors, and Indian culture uses henna paint as beautiful form of body art.

Countries view clothing as an important element of their unique culture.

Every culture has a different esthetic and unfortunately, many are not aware of the various styles evolving today.

As a fundamental part in fashion, both men and women need to authenticate their wardrobes and venture beyond the typical styles portrayed in America.

Observing looks from the runway, designers often exaggerate the styles seen from outside cultures.

The runway gives designers a chance to go beyond everyday wear and design avant-garde pieces.

In terms of street style, Fashionistas can experiment and find inspiration from different cultures.

While exploring, keep your ensemble simple.

Incorporate a maximum of two details reflected in that particular culture.

By concentrating on only two details, you stay away from the costume look.

Focusing on the Fashionista’s outfit, she created a Mexican-inspired look.

Dresses from Mexico have a lot of floral embroidery. A traditional dress is made out of a lightweight material. The material comes in various colors.

In most cases, the embroidery is sewn near the décolletage and the hemline.

The Fashionista wears a simple dress and she makes the embroidery the major statement. Lastly, she pairs the dress with leather sandals.

The leather sandals make her outfit appropriate for everyday and it gives the whole look a rustic feel.

A lot of Fashionistas wear similar dresses and they are very comfortable for the summer time!

Style advice of the week: “Explore the different styles portrayed around the globe. In America, we always pair tank tops with jean shorts.

As of now, it’s time to step back and learn how others perceive beauty. As individuals, we all define beauty in a different light.

Nonetheless, we can reshape our original beliefs and work towards a higher level of creativity.”



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