What is Story Behind the Cloth all about?

Fashion is a meaningful form of self-expression.

In this blog we set out to explore the depths of personal style.

Why do we wear what we wear? What way of dressing makes us feel most like ourselves? 
What story does it all tell?

There are endless stories of who we are, hidden behind the clothes that we wear.

Style is artistic. The concepts we share through it can be difficult to define with just words, but it’s full of symbolic meaning regardless.

Shared almost in secret code, we wear our emotions, memories, and ideals on our sleeve.

Every choice from color to fabric to fit is informed by who we are, have been, and wish to be.

Even without our noticing, we’re remembering things about ourselves and sharing those things with the world through our outfits.

The interesting thing is that stories aren’t always “pretty”,

and that doesn’t make them worth any less. The same can be said of style!

It’s not always easy to handle the messages our clothes send–

Sometimes they tell us about fear, pain, and insecurity.

But it’s these tough moments that make life so interesting.

What beautiful story doesn’t involve these things?

True beauty isn’t always pretty…But it’s authentic and meaningful.

Exploring your personal style is a great way to discover new things about yourself.

Join me on this journey to uncover the meanings behind fashion and learn how to showcase your authentic self through your style!

 My desire is to help you discover the styles and pieces that best express 
who you are, and why that is, and give you the confidence to own that.

I believe you are beautiful inside and out.

You are human–a mix of your own unique kind of crazy and wonderful.

Your story is worth telling.

Featured Posts:

Witchy Style Guide: 4 Powerful Elements of Gothic Bohemian and Dark Mori Kei Fashion

Witchy Style Guide: 4 Powerful Elements of Gothic Bohemian and Dark Mori Kei Fashion

Powerful, magical, dark, and dramatic fashion for fierce and romantic individuals with great curiosity, serenity, love for nature, and humble understanding of their strengths and weaknesses as well as the depths and beauty of life and death.

If that sounds like you, read on to learn how to create a wardrobe that is as Witchy as your soul, and venture into a life of magic of your own creation, as these powerful but graceful looks inspire you to embrace and strengthen all aspects of yourself, equally unafraid of your light and your dark

Gyaru Chameleon: A Style Story Interview with Lizzie Bee

Gyaru Chameleon: A Style Story Interview with Lizzie Bee

You’re most likely to find Lizzie having fun, twirling in a cute, floaty, pink dress, and making silly faces. She’s a sweet, playful, and hard-working blogger who writes about being Gyaru (which translates to “Gal”)–A fashion and lifestyle subculture that originated in Japan and exists all over the world.
The Gyaru subculture centers around having fun with fashion, being unafraid of breaking the “rules” to create something more exciting– life itself becomes a party, and “get wild, be sexy” is one of their most prominent mottos. The style is extremely eclectic and focused on boldly being yourself.

Vibrant Urban Poet: A Style Story Interview with Tajinder Kaur | + Punjabi Culture and Sparking Conversation Through Clothes

Vibrant Urban Poet: A Style Story Interview with Tajinder Kaur | + Punjabi Culture and Sparking Conversation Through Clothes

“No matter what style I choose to wear, whether it’s streetwear or a whimsical style, colour and confidence will always be present.” – Tajinder Kaur

Tajinder is determined, talented, genuine, beautiful, and has a unique and vivid sense of style. What first brought her blog to my attention is the mix of her quirky style along with her beautifully raw poetry–It’s an example of a fashion blog that is truly a “must-read” and not just a “must-view”.

Read her Style Story to learn more about her:

What is the founder all about?


Hi there! My name is Alissa and i’m a 20-something who loves all things creative–whether i’m getting to be part of the creative process myself, or just watching in admiration of the creativity of another.

I adore people, stories, cultures (with all the crazy-wonderful variety they bring to the world), and adventures and want to capture the beauty of it all!

I enjoy exploring personal style in light of life stories, and i love genuine expression and seeing people shine with confidence–The love of these things is my main reason for starting Story Behind The Cloth.

I’ll also mention: i don’t capitalize “i”, except for emphasis, as a statement of equality — i’m no greater than you, him, her or them…so why should i capitalize “I” and not “You”?

It’s important to me that this blog is highly interactive. Without your stories, and your thoughts on style, there’s only mine to tell. Life is so full of variety and beauty, and i can’t present it all on my own. Your story is beautiful, and i would love to hear about it!
Come connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
Or, feel free to shoot me an email at storybehindthecloth@gmail.com 🙂

Have an outfit or piece of clothing that you feel speaks who you are? I’d love to see it and hear about why you love it! Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MyStoryBehindTheCloth and i’ll feature it!

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