Dressing is a way of life
– Vyes Saint Laurent
That said, there has been a lot of chaos and confusion about what needs to be done for “dressing as a way of life!”, so let us first understand and know the basics of fashion and the necessity of incorporating fashion into our lives through “styling”. People talk all day about fashion, trends, etc. What exactly is fashion? Simply put, fashion is just the way you present yourself to others. And, most importantly, it cannot be just limited to your dressing, shoes, and other accessories. It is the whole you that makes you fashionable.
Styling is just a means of adopting and inducing fashion into you. Styling deals with everything, right from your grooming patterns, to your sock color and texture. Fascinatingly, a right style pattern for me, might not be the perfect one for you. It differs from person to person, depending on the skin tone, body and hair textures, and on other variable factors. Because of this behavior, we see some devastating styles when you try to mimic styles of those ‘goras’ – people with white skin.
Styling is so a personal thing, since it telecasts your persona, it should essentially complement your personality. Most of us, Indians, have this problem of selecting a right styling pattern, that would match them as well as the occasion they’re dressing for. We can’t neglect that most of us, who want to look good, can’t afford clothes, shoes, stylish haircuts. So, we need a style pattern, that matches our persona, makes us look good, confident and most importantly will not throw us under the poverty line.
I personally prefer building my shoe wardrobe from Amazon, Flipkart or other E-Commerce sites, whereas clothing from a offline-retailer only, like Reliance Trends, etc. I would be leaving off some suggestions and links for lifting some excellent pair of shoes, and styling stuff, under a strict budget, as we proceed.
Clothing, shoes, watches, glasses, etc. Everything is great, but what about your hairstyle, beard style, and other grooming related issues. A man who dresses insanely awesome, but has hair badly styled, would still get negative points for styling. The things will never work individually, fashion and styling is a collaborative effect of all the things. So, taking good care of your hair is of utmost importance.
Getting a good haircut is tricky. A hairstyle that suits me will not suit you, mostly. Face shape is a major determinant of what hairstyle would suit you. We will have a different blog post entirely covering face shapes and right hairstyle for a specific face shape. Coming to our main point of interest, doing stuff under a strict budget, I spend 200-500 INR typically, for a good haircut. If you know which type of hair style would suit you, most of the work is done.
So, here it ends – brief introduction about ‘styling’. We would have separate blog post for each aspect of styling. So, let us, “stay stylish, stay under budget.”