Essay: The Myth Of Street Style

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Street style means different things to different people, to me it is an important way to express one’s self as an individual. From the essay “The Myth of Street Style”, street style is defined as a popular interest that is presented in various media platform, which associates with people who have a unique and out of the ordinary personality. (Woodward 83) To gain a unique street style, it requires you to have self-confidence, diligent garment sourcing and a good sense of silhouette and proportion. Confidence is the key to every fashionable person. When you are not confident in what you wear or what you choose to wear, the whole outfit will simply be ordinary. As John Galliano famously said, “Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald’s, wearing heels to play football. It is personality, confidence and seduction.” (Lindig, 2014) Confidence is essential to good street style as it allows you to create a unique style with your personality. Any types of style in fashion require an ample amount of confidence, as your style reflects who you are as a person. For example, you have recently purchased a pair of vintage 1970s red bell-bottom pants. The color red might seem intimidating; by simply wearing the pants, it is just an ordinary vintage pants, you might feel insecure about it and eventually, the…show more content…
You have to be aware of certain pointers, like the proportion and silhouette. You need to ensure that the proportion of the garments is at the right length with so that it will not make you look too short or a size bigger. Certain details like the size of the pockets and collar makes a difference too. For example, if you have a blouse with a unique collar, which takes up half of your upper body styling it with a pair of shorts, the results in proportion will be you looking short. A way to fix this is swapping the shorts for a pair of pants to balance out the proportion of the

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