We all are influenced – Let’s be honest!
Do you know this situation: you see a new trend coming up, disliking it at the first sight, but after a few weeks you notice yourself liking it? You are automatically searching for it in the shops, right? That’s probably how I felt with this ruffle and embroidery trend. I saw it for instance in the fashion shows of Gucci Resort 2017, Balmain and Chloé RTW Fall 2016. Since a few months the fluffy puffy “rufflies” are all around Insta, Blogs and Social Media. When I went into our Zara in Hamburg I thought I am in a blogger shop. That’s todays way how the fashion industry works. Nothing new, but that was a situation where I was really getting the point: in some way shops and bloggers are dressing us, we’re not dressing ourselves concerning to our favours sometimes. At the moment I really have the felling, that especially in Germany style variety decreases. We have to ask us the question who influences us. I mean influencers are not called influencers for nothing.
Me – a highly “influenceable” person!
Quite funny that I’m telling you this whole story as I’m a really influenecable person. A nice example for me is this dust-pink blouse with ruffles all over it and slight embroidery. Nowadays I really love it, especially the flared sleves with plissee folds all over them. It’s the perfect lovely, girly piece. Buuut there was a time not long ago, when I was strongly against this look. NOTHING pretty, lovely, floral, feminin, “ruffly” and so on.
The reason why.
Honestly I also love hiphop elements, but it’s the good mix of all which I currently prefer. As you know I’m studying fashion design in Hamburg. During one year in which my design professor taught me fashion he had such a huge influence on my design creations. He was happy with it, but not me. Even I was often against his ideas of changing my creations, I did it in the end, because well he’s the one who knows better, I thought. I didn’t even notice in the beginnning, that this whole design changing automatically made me change my style and the way I dressed in a way, too. That’s what showed me even more that I am a person who lets herself be influenced so easily by outer circumstances.
How I prevent being influenced in the future.
Well, I guess selfconfidence has a lot to do with this. That I get influenced easily by others just shows, that I’m maybe not content and selfconfident with my style and maybe also myself. I have to belief more into myself and start trusting the things I do. That’s such an important process those days when everyone tries to be better then everybody else.
I Would love to hear what you think about this whole topic of being influenced in the comments!