It has been quoted by Davis, F. 1992 that within the current symbolic realm of appearance and dress, however, ‘meanings’ in a specific sense can be considered as being simultaneous for both, more differentiated and more ambiguous ones in comparison with the other realms of expression (Bennett 2005). This particular quote contributes in denoting that a number of different understandings, expressions and styles in the sense of fashion. The realm of symbol with respect to appearance and dress is known to be far more different in comparison with the other realms of expression.
This contributes in annotating that what one wears is referred to actually interpreting the self. This results in the creation of a number of expressions and question of one is showing willingness to be. There are a number of factors that contribute in reflecting their identity and personality when considering what source of fashion is being carried such as clothes, jewellery and accessory (Mathus 2014). Pattern, shape and colour contributes in expressing a lot about who an individual is. Colour is referred to as the way to denote confidence and power. Bright and bold colours contribute in executing a positive attitude as well as self- assurance. On the other hand, morbid and dark colours contribute in depicting insecurity, anxiety and negativity.
Partially because of the impact of cultural styles amongst youth such as goth and punk, there are different options available that can be used to modify the body like piercing and tattooing are now extremely prevalent aspects related to the body being fashioned (Mathus 2014). In a number of different, these types of examples in the modification of body contribute in producing an even extremely striking statement with respect to identity in comparison with the products of clothing due to their permanent connection and visibility on the body (Edwards 2011). As a matter of fact, it has been noted by Hardin that tattooing is known to be becoming an important resource used to marginalize the groups like minorities in ethnicity, lesbians and gays. As stated by Hardin, one can impose challenge on extremely legitimizing this particular order by his or her body, by making a mark on the ones that have been placed beyond the order of the society.