Style: What Does It Mean In The 21st Century?

November 29, 2015

Style — no one is exactly sure what it means anymore. Back in the 50’s, understanding style was simple. You looked to Marilyn Monroe or any of the other beacons of Hollywood. They had the best clothes, the most suave friends, and the kind of panache that could only exist in dream factories.

However, look at the state of style now. One person’s style queen is another’s garish trash. To some, Kim Kardashian is the epitome of high-fashion. To others, she is little more than a master manipulator of the media.

And it is made staying fashionable all the more difficult. You could be Zooey Deschanel’s manic pixie dream girl-stylish or get in on the trend of the early 90’s by mimicking the fashions of the film Clueless.

Thanks to the internet, a thousand-and-one subcultures have sprung up, making pretty much anything fashionable. Do you want to be a moody goth or an uber-geek? The good news is, it does not matter. The bad news, it makes deciding what to wear an outright nightmare.

With that in mind, we’ve selected a few options to help you get the perfect style. At the very least, you will find deciding what to wear will be a little bit easier.

The Perfect Base For Makeup

Some glamour pusses like wearing more makeup than clothing. They will slather on enough foundation to put Oompa Loompas to shame. They are so orange that they could replace a beacon on an airstrip. Fair play to them, but their fashion choice will play havoc with their skin.

If you have a love for cosmetics, mineral makeup offers the perfect base without clogging your pores or irritating your skin. Applying it is simple and it will leave your complexion looking a little bit lighter, as opposed to the heavy, cakey look of other makeups. Give it a go!

Just Be Normal

Normcore is a fashion trend that has been riding a wave of headlines over the past few years. What is it? It is anti-fashion, a determination to look normal in the face of outré trends. Not a fan of goth styles or mad trends? Just be normal. Do not want to dress up for the cocktail party? Just be normal.

Turning the everyday into high-fashion is, of course, the most ingenious piece of pop marketing since Andy Warhol. Although, if it means you can look great while making no effort whatsoever, it sounds pretty good to us!

The Subculture Bible

For our money, i-D Magazine is, has been and always will be the greatest fashion magazine available in newsagents. Not only is its coverage of the catwalks peerless, but its reports on the art world can provide you with endless amounts of inspiration for your latest clothing choices.

Give it a look and feast your eyes on the wonders inside!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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