Today I’ve been reflecting on the idea of fashion and it’s relation to our personal experience. I am also currently fascinated by the idea that fashion itself is shallow.
Personal style does cause judgements to be made. It informs the way others perceive us, and therefore, it effects our personal experience of the world. This is true. But is this bad and does it make fashion a shallow endeavor? I’m not so sure. Unlike our features and stature, we have complete control over how we choose to dress. It is voluntary. Like the words we chose to speak, the specific clothes we choose to adorn ourselves in is volitional. Is it wrong to form an opinion based on the observance of these things? And does that make a pursuit into the world of fashion shallow? I would love to hear thoughts.