Fashion Guidance from Grandma

grandmaThere is just a few days left until the New Year and we feel it is only right that a few things be changed around and made for the better.

Changes in fashion often come from revamping or reinventing an “old school” fashion trend. For this fashion guidance we suggest you ask your grandparents in both the city or village for advice. They grew up in a time when women dressed up and men weren’t caught wearing anything less than a clean English shirt and nice trousers, or a well ironed agbada.

In the US or the UK the fashion profile is much worse than the motherland, where men are finding it easy to walk out of their home in a t-shirt or much worse their favorite football jersey and call it fashion, women have clung to comfortable leggings as a worthwhile fashion piece.

Fashion, in its recent years, has been taken to a place of unawareness and lackadaisical routine.

Where the notion of dressing up is now a far-fetched phrase used only on days of special occasions rather than done as a craft and mandatory duty it was once known to be. Fashion is a way of life even if you are not aware of its power and anyone who seeks to be stylish and/or fashionable must know where he or she came from in order to know where he or she is going. I understand that may seem too “deep” for the topic at hand but fashion is no exception to this rule.

Ask grandma or mama for her sage advice on how things used to be because many of us need to seek traditional guidance in personal wardrobe endeavors.

Questions like, “can I wear black to a wedding?” “Is it inappropriate to not wear stockings to church?” And “if I’m going to a black-tie event, is it okay to wear pants?” These types of inquiries run through the minds of young fashionistas/fashionistos everywhere and sometimes we have no clue where to turn when seeking true-seasoned fashion guidance.

By asking grandma you now know where you can go to get all of your fashion questions answered because really wisdom is one question away, and all you have to do is just… “ask grandma”.