At the V103 Hip Hop conference, artists highlighted in a panel discussion what every person should know about style--it what makes you feel the most comfortable to be yourself. Artist and producer Rico Love put it best in a Footaction sponsored video (see link below) that "at the end of the day, you are style, you dictate what it is to you.", "you can't let anybody tell you what your style is, Style is what you want it to be." Hip Hop fashion is similar to a painting with the person as the canvas and the clothing from head to toe as the colors and picture. On the street, different wardrobe combinations can be seen--bright colors, stark contrasts, texture and accentuation (The person will accessorize their features with sunglasses, rings, earrings and necklaces to bring out their strongest features). The slideshow pictures display wardrobe pieces (tank tops, crew neck tees, beanies, long sleeve tees and baseball caps) which any person could wear to a social setting, family picnic or even to work.
The V103 Hip Hop conference was held in Atlanta in late September to start off the BET Hip Hop award weekend. Rapper T.I. commented that his attire for the day was dictated by the occassion or his feelings, "If I'm in a bad mood, I wear black.", "If its raining, I wear gray." Many people make style choices according to how they feel, such as whether they could "pull off" a certain wardrobe combination--if they feel good, they'll try it. If not, they won't. T.I. also reinforced that by stating that his sense of style is an extension of his personality by way of articles of clothing. This extends from how comfortable the person feels with themselves physically, emotionally and socially. People many times will buy clothing to motivate them to lose weight or to get attention, but clothing cannot assume that much responsibility. Whether a heavier person must wear plus size clothing or a tall person must search harder to find size appropriate clothes, a sense of style radiates from within that individual. It is important to take care of that through developing it and sharpening one's sense of style.