In a world where women are constantly being told how they should dress, look, and act, it is difficult to break away from this continuum of expectations and opinions pressured on by society. As a young girl, you are told to cross your legs, pull down your skirt, or “smile pretty” just not too fake. But, the question remains, what really is beautiful? Society teaches us that if something doesn't look a certain way, then it's not beautiful. However, beauty shouldnt be defined by society's standards but by what each individual finds charming through their own eyes. The biggest dictator of beauty is social media. It has gotten harder and harder to not compare yourself to others, when you are constantly seeing how glamorous their clothes are or how pretty they look in their newest post, and then, subconsciously, you repeat asking yourself ‘why can’t i look like her?’. Social Media leads women to have unrealistic expectations for themselves and believe they aren't good enough, and that is simply not true.
People are often quick to judge someone if the clothes they are wearing are not what falls into what is considered “trendy” or “normal”, but what they don’t know is that this person could come from a different culture and place in the world, fashion differs in many ways depending where you live. Here in the U.S, one may think that a collar shirt and dress pants are too fancy to go out to lunch with friends, but in Spain, for example, that is the most adequate thing to wear when you do so. Being aware of this can make fashion so much more interesting because it allows us to look at another’s style through a different perspective, and even incorporate some of their fashion sense into our own. That is one of the many amazing attributes of fashion.