fashion HERstory

Do you have a piece of clothing, an accessory, or body adornment that you just have to wear everyday? Have you ever found that staple item for your wardrobe that just seems to go well with everything? I know i can’t live without my white gold diamond heart studs–and if it counts, I have to have a pedicure.

In cultures around the world , I’ve noticed that women have embodied the customs of their culture, and past rituals have become today’s fashion statements.

I know in places like India the Bindi was once worn on the forehead as a “mystic third eye,” or a social symbol such as a wedding band. But today, not just married women have taken up this beautiful “accessory,” and the simple red dots have been replaced with colorful gems and jewels.

Indian Bindi
Indian Bindi

I would totally rock one of these for fun.

In Europe and America lockets were given during the Victorian Era as condolences to those who had lost a loved one. Today, giving a living love one a token of your appreciation in the form of a locket or charm is so romantic.

First-year Bella Cochrane sports two beautiful charms on her necklaces that, after wearing them for so long, have become a part of her. I would guess that whoever gave them to her is someone very special 🙂

UNC Bella Cochrane UNC Bella Cochrane's Necklaces

So whether your everyday fashion consists of beautiful gems placed on your skin, or a simple necklace or locket, or even a black- tee (Simon Cowell), those pieces may define who you are, or what you stand for, so go ahead, rock ’em!

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