Simply put, Fashion is culture. It liberates you - many of us take it very literally and want to be liberated of our clothes. Fashion is not that.
Fashion liberates you because it instills in you the confidence to present yourself before the world. It empowers you to happy.
Fashion is not just about following trends - following trends is perfectly alright as well. Fashion, however, is a medium of feeling good about oneself. If it comes to you from brands, so be it. If it comes to you from accessories, or flowers - do it.
Fashion for yourself is joy, positive vibes and confidence. Never leave the three. And never leave what can act as the source for the three.