Our fashion choices are constantly evolving in line with our personalities and lifestyles. The first time we express clothing preferences to our parents as children is the start of our own personal style journey, and from this moment through to our teenage years and adulthood, we base every outfit on various factors closely linked to our identities. Particularly in our younger years, these include who we choose as fashion icons, who our friends are and what they wear, and what kind of looks we’re exposed to through television and film. The more we know about fashion and the different styles out there, the more opportunity there is for us to branch out and find our own look, which helps us to feel more confident as we present ourselves to society.
As we get older, things such as the sort of industry we work in or the lifestyle we choose influence our wardrobe. Fashion gives us the chance to solidify these choices and let people know how we’re living our lives. Plenty of celebrities have done the same – Miley Cyrus underwent a style evolution to reflect her move away from being a cute teen icon to a feisty pop diva and show she was serious about her music. Gone were the days of pretty frocks and simple patterns, and soon we saw Miley wearing more adventurous and revealing outfits as she went from child star to adult and took her career down a different path.
Calvin Harris, too, evolved his style over time to match his rise to superstardom – at the start of his career, his fashion sense was unassuming, boyish and casual, but in more recent photos he can be seen in designer or suit attire stepping out with glamorous Taylor Swift. As for the rest of us, a suit and tie can give an indicator of our career, while a host of designer labels lets those around us know what sort of clothes we can afford.