Thoughtful Thursday: Clothing, outfits, and style


The Magnet Tribune: Zoe Alvarez

Style is a great way to express one's personality, mood, and perception of the world.

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

I became aware of style when I first started watching HGTV as a child. I started to understand aesthetics which lead to my love of photos, songs, moments, and ideas that matched with certain concepts. It was then that I started to develop my sense of style. I saw what colors complimented each other or which outfits were associated with certain moods, days, or aesthetics.

I love clothing. I’ve found a passion in creating outfits that match my personality and style. My wardrobe expanded as a result of these revelations. Every article of clothing has its special outfit that absolutely makes it shine. These then branch off into certain pants, shoes, earrings, and other accessories.

I take great pride in the way I dress or which outfits I will wear. It’s part of the reason why I enjoy dressing well for school. Each outfit provides different levels of excitement for the next school day and even reflect how I feel throughout the day. Some outfits that I find to be incredibly lovely are saved for special occasions or Friday’s.

Every outfit of every different style affects how I feel. Depending on the style, I’ll feel fancy, feminine, formal, casual, alternative or a bit on the grunge rock side. My style can reach both ends of the spectrum in a matter of days.

Clothing is one of my favorite things about life. It’s certainly one way people can spice up their lives. It can liven up their days and give them confidence. Style is one way people can express themselves. This is far from foreign. Expression through clothing has been around for quite some time. From the flappers in the 1920’s to the hippies in the 60’s to the disco lovers in the 70’s, to the iconic styles in the 80s.

Rather than throw on a t-shirt and some jeans, experiment with what’s inside your wardrobe and create something new.

Song for today: Sleep Apnea by Beach Fossils