Fashionably Sane / by Cinthia Contreras

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It’s been a week of many changes and upheavals. No matter where you look, there is something happening and now more than ever, the world seems to be moving. It’s a heady thing and at certain times you need to turn to something fixed and unmovable that seems far and detached from all the madness. When that happens, can Fashion be the only thing that keeps us sane?

Often, stepping into our wardrobe takes us back to certain times in our lives, in fashion terms. The customized DMs from past punk days, tucked away disco boots from that party, that beaten up Tee you’ve had since college that has become the ‘gig’ go-to… All those pieces that we hang on to that remind us of our life. In an ever-changing world, they can sometimes be a kind of physical anchor and become so much more than fabric.

Perhaps that now that situations can change at the bat of an eyelid, we’ll be more inclined to use our beloved apparel as a steadying force. After all, you know what you’ve got - it’s predictable! But things are just things. We give them their meaning. We’ll just have to see what meaning we’ll give them in our seemingly brand new world. And as for it all granting us any sanity, well, it’s all relative...

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