Food is no longer just a tasty treat. When you think of your favourite restaurant, you might picture your go-to, homely restaurant. 


Or perhaps, a popular Instagram account with drool-worthy photos. Food today isn’t just limited to restaurants and cafes. 


Instead, it has become a means of self-expression and also a lifestyle, especially in the world of fashion.


It’s common to see smoothie bowls and avocado toast on addictive food reels and videos and modern restaurant menus. However, these are not the only ways our food-obsessed culture is displaying its love for these delicious treats.


Aesthetically pleasing graphics and catchy slogans are not ruling the fashion industry and transforming the way we perceive food.


Here are 3 ways food has become a fashion statement.


#1. Patches




Love flaunting your favourite food? Now you can do that by adding patches. These provide a way to add a personal touch and elevate your style. 


The best part about these embellishments is that they vary and therefore, it’s the perfect trend for foodies who love to be unique.


Designers believe that sticking or ironing patches on clothing allows you to avoid being basic and stay in style and follow modern trends.


There are a number of companies such as Cafe Press that provide patches ranging from fruits and drinks to pizza and desserts.


They’re cost-effective, versatile and can be added in a jiffy. Whether it’s jeans you want to customise or your jacket, patches work with all kinds of garments.


#2. Graphic Clothing


This is one of the most popular fashion trends that’s all the rage with foodies for all the right reasons.


Fashion designers are jumping on the food graphic clothing bandwagon and so should you!


Express your love for food by designing custom-made clothes that depict your favourite foods. From funny captions to food photos, there’s a lot you can experiment with!


#3. Food on The Runway


Fashion shows have come a long way from makeup and garments. Instead, they’re now focused on the greater meaning behind the features of clothing along with the expression of the fashioned designer and its target audience. 


One of the newest trends to dominate the ramp has been food-inspired designs. 


Famous designers such Stella McCartney, Gucci, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana have launched designs for people who love food. 


The Takeaway

Food has become the new fashion.


Whether you’re exotic or basic, prefer savoury or sweet, are vegetarian or love meat, there’s a way for you to keep up with the fashion trends and trendiest eats.


Food-inspired designs allow you to make the most of your indulgent cravings. The best part, though?


This satisfaction is completely guilt-free!


Express your love for food by luxury designers, shoes, accessories and clothing and make a profound statement.


Eat your favourite foods and wear them too!


Which of these trends will you try and why? Think of more ways food has become a fashion statement and share them with us in the comments section below!


Author Bio: Shristi Patni 



Shristi is a content writer and owner of F and B Recipes. She enjoys creating a list of “Things That Make Happy” or trying different types of Indian curries. Formerly the Chief Content Officer at Raletta, she is currently working on her second cookbook.


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