What is fashion sense?

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Fashion sense is difficult to define, an almost 6th sense of how people will respond to what you wear, how you present yourself, and even your musical tastes may come into play.

I think fashion sense is unique. Like anything else about a person. No two people will have the same idea of fashion sense. Dinesha, of She Has The Eye, believes that fashion sense is “knowing what works for you, speaks to you and expresses the message you specifically want to send through your outer appearance.” Fashion sense is not just what you wear. It is how you wear it and how you feel when you wear it. My outfit today made me feel bold, classy and beautiful – maybe I do know what fashion sense is and sometimes it has to take the backburner to feeling nonchalant, being busy and having a heaping pile of dirty clothes. I had planned to post my outfit after writing this post, but I deleted the pictures. Really deleted them – I deleted them and then deleted them from the “deleted photos” album. Sigh, next time.

I do have fashion sense. I wear what I want to wear. Rather it is trendy or not, I wear what fits my personal style (whatever that may be) and I wear what makes me feel uniquely me.

I got a chance to ask a few fashion bloggers about their idea of fashion sense. Check out their awesomeness below.

Oby, Heart, Print & Style

When I think of the phrase ‘fashion sense’, what comes to mind is having that knack of knowing what’s your style. And if you’re able to incorporate the latest fashion trends to make it your ‘own’, then you definitely have that ‘fashion sense’.

Victoria, The Budget Divaa

I would define fashion sense as having a grasp on who you are. Your fashion is just an outward expression of that person inside of you so I think it’s all about owning the beautiful you inside & letting the world see what you’re all about. Whether you’re making a statement with vibrant pieces or cozy comfortable, true fashion sense is about having a voice & being heard.

Ashley, Fabellis

I believe fashion sense is knowing what looks work well together, fashion staples and how to dress your (or someone else’s) body type.

Taniqua, Taniqua Russ

For me, fashion sense is knowing style (that lasts vs trends that fade away).. It’s knowing how to mix and match colors and patterns, knowing what look is appropriate for different occasions, and knowing when to throw all of that out of the window. Ultimately, fashion is how you let the world know who you are without saying a word, so having a great sense of fashion is saying the right thing about yourself with your clothes.