Top: c/o StyleWe
Skirt: Thrifted Vintage
I have come to the conclusion that clothes have a magic and language all their own.....okay, to be honest I think I have always known that but I don't always remember that they can speak so loudly and create an effortly seamless story with every stitch. At times they can seem to transport you to a different time or country simply based off of their silhouette, print, color or combination.
You can be transported to Europe with a simple romantic and ladylike elegance, or seem to be exploring the hills of Scotland in your rain boots, printed socks, and classic trench coat. Or maybe you are feeling like a fashionable southern lady and pull out your floral dress, nude pumps, cream cardigan, and your grandmothers string of pearls. Whatever your inspiration or dream for the day, your clothes have the power to take you anywhere you want to go and make you the person you truly are deep down inside.
Recently I sat in on a communications class at college that was centered on non verbal communication, and for those brief 15 minutes that I was in the class I learned so much about what I as a person communicate through my fashion. The funny thing is that the lecture had nothing to do with fashion, but everything to do with what you looked like, how you carried yourself, how you walked, moved, and acted that said everything about who you were, but I believe whole heartedly that fashion fits perfectly into a form of nonverbal communication......essentially fashion is a silent language we all possess and speak to the world every day.
I had to share my thoughts on the language of fashion with all of you lovely readers, because I feel as if this ensemble is very magical in it's silent language. When I look at these pictures I feel as if I should be walking the streets and gardens of Paris, taking in the sights and sounds of sophistication and stopping at a cafe to sip a cup of coffee and eat a croissant. With that being said, it's nothing overly loud that makes this look seem "Parisian" but rather the little details of this gorgeous lace blouse from StyleWe paired with this classic pleated black skirt....nothing major but everything special, just think Bridget Bardot. To top off the Paris inspiration, a velvet bow gives the perfect amount of romance and girliness that I seem to always find amongst Paris dwellers and bloggers. If these pictures were to be in black and white, they would have the same affect because their color pallet in themselves is the simplest it can be, therefore, it is the details that make this look everything that it magically seems to be!
Sometimes we can get so caught up by trying to include everything in a look, when really all we need is a few simple details to silently communicate what we originally wanted to say from the beginning. Therefore, the next time you open your closet to get dressed ask yourself these questions"
"What do I want to say with my style?"
"Where do I want to travel today?"
"What is so magical about the clothes I am putting on?"
I believe that not only are our clothes our own personal and silent language to the world, but that they are also our own personal time machines that can take us anywhere we want to go:)
What are your views on fashion in regards to this post?
Are you a fan of simple details?
-MadisonLinks à la Mode, March 16, 2017
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