Using Fashion and Culture to Define Your Interests and Self-Image

Being a beautiful and unique snowflake might seem like the easiest thing in the world, but it’s much harder than you think. Defining your personality and being ready to accept your flaws are two of the most challenging things you’ll ever do, and only the strongest people can do whatever it takes to accomplish that. In case you’re wondering how to do that, you need to remember that using fashion and culture can help you quite a lot during this process. So, how can you make the most of your interests in these two fields, and what are some of the things you can do to make sure this process is as successful as possible?


Your likes and dislikes

This is the most basic way to define yourself as a person and just by telling people what you do and don’t like, you’re going to do a lot for your self-image and self-esteem. Developing likes and dislikes is something we’ve been doing our entire lives, from the earliest stages of childhood, and by learning more about fashion, music, films, books, and other areas of culture, we can define our opinions and learn how to express them.

Over time, the things you like doing are going to turn into your hobbies, while the things you’re not a fan of are going to stay behind, buried in your past. These hobbies will help you learn more about the world and get in touch with people with similar interests, and eventually help you during the process of defining who you are. Hobbies shape us, especially those hobbies that are related to fashion and culture, and that’s why developing them and working on them is such a big deal in today’s world.


Connecting you to other people


Once you figure out what you like wearing, listening to, watching, and reading, you won’t just be a more complete individual in a metaphysical sense, but you’ll also stop worrying about meeting new people. Gravitating towards those who share your interests and mind frame when it comes to clothing and culture is easier than you can imagine, but it’s crucial that you understand what you like and don’t like first – or else you’ll just be under someone else’s influence.

Of course, this process is easier, quicker, and simpler when you’re young – in your childhood and youth – because making friends at that age is more natural than ever, but the problem is that most people don’t know what their preferences are. Therefore, you shouldn’t be afraid to open up to new people even when you’re older and sure what you love when talking about fashion and culture, and that will just make your process of defining your true self much easier.


The brands you follow

Whether we’re talking about fashion or culture, there are certain brands and people you follow and listen to when you’re looking for tips, ideas, suggestions, and advice. These people and brands don’t have to be well-known or popular, but they need to match your sensibility and work for you as a person.

The brands you follow come in different shapes and images, from fashion brands that design your favorite clothes to lifestyle brands that offer products and services that suit you the most. For instance, the people behind Potent Goods know how important it is to have a brand that’s always there for you, from your recreational hobbies to the clothes you wear, which is why they’re one of those people who love combining fashion and culture in a way that helps you define who you are and where you come from.


Explore new territories


Even when you finally figure out what drives you and what urges you to be the person you are, the process of self-defining isn’t over. You should always be ready to upgrade yourself, take your self-image to the next level, and do something good about your identity. 

This is why exploring new territories is so important, especially if you’re ready to welcome fashion into your life even more and connect it to other things you enjoy. From culture to even sporting events and careers, fashion is omnipresent and it helps us define ourselves and our reality more than you can imagine.


Using fashion and culture to define yourself as a person is a process that takes a lot of time, energy, and patience, but it’s ultimately the only way to truly know who you are and learn how to share your interests with other people who might understand you.



Peter Minkoff
Peter is a lifestyle writer at HighStyleLife magazine, living between Europe and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.
Peter Minkoff