Everyone has their own opinion about what fashion is or encompasses, and we all know atleast one self appointed fashion cop. But to me fashion should succumb to personal style. If you are truly being yourself, then you should "own" what you wear, meaning what you wear should simply be an artistic expression of who you are as a person. What you like, how to feel, your roots, your inspiration, all of that should be what inspires you to wear what you do. If your entire wardrobe consists of things to make you look like someone else you know or someone you've seen in an advertisement then are you really being true to yourself or following a trend? I for one admire a person who will wear whatever they like, disregarding archane rules such as coordinating or matching (which is okay to do if that's what you want) for the sake of freely expressing themselves. One of the best dressed folks I've ever seen, outside of my grandfather, is Andre 3000.
The guy will wear anything from an old pair of knickers and a driving cap, to some bibs, a tie dye shirt, and trucker hat and make it all look good. What's the secret to it? It's how you carry yourself. If you carry yourself with confidence and as if you own your outfit then that alone is enough to turn heads in approval. When you do things for yourself instead of others, ironically, that's when other folks take notice. You may catch me wearing anything from pink pants, to yellow shirts, neon bow ties, or green sperry's and I always tend to get compliments. Folks ask me all the time where do I get the courage to wear what I do or what's my secret to pulling it all together and making it look good. My answer..."I don't care what anyone else thinks about what I spent MY money on for ME to wear." There are cats out there like James Harden, who have brought a sort of flare and flash to
the hipster look along with his trade mark beard that he swears he will never cut until he retires from the NBA. And then we have Russell Westbrook
who intends to change the entire fashion landscape of the NBA and has even come up with his own eye glass company known and Westbrook frames. I'm sure if you approach any of these gentlemen, they could care less about what you think about their fashion sense, and that is exactly why you like how they look! So if you want to improve your fashion sense, as the title says, "Just Do You". I promise you, you'll feel much more comfortable being yourself, and probably spend a lot less money trying to look like fifteen other folks out there.