Summer is the best time to step out and wow people with your fashion choices. The only problem in this day and age is that everyone looks the same. Because stores produce similar clothes and people are copycats, it creates clones. For anyone that wants to stand out, this is a major problem that is hard to overcome. After all, you can’t dress uniquely if there are zero individual items or outfits on the rack.
Or can you?
Let’s face it – avoiding the latest trends isn’t easy. It especially isn’t simple if you are a fashionista. However, like all moguls, you are creative, and that is an awesome trait. With creativity, you can build something that no one else has: an individual wardrobe. Once the items in your closet are unique, there is no way heads won’t turn the next time you walk down the street. Here’s how to get the ball rolling.
Head To The Tailors
There are lots of reasons to have one on speed dial, but the fit of your clothes is the most important. Although it is so simple, the average person doesn’t care about how well clothes fit. Sure, lots of women will agonize over a size six or an eight because they don’t want to look out of place. However, there is no way to get the exact fit if you shop at high street stores. So, by taking them into an expert for a once over, the transformation can be huge. Also, a tailor is a person that can make alterations to an outfit, and you want to take advantage of that fact. For example, you see a jacket you love but know ten people who already have it in their closet. Instead of avoiding it, you can buy it and switch the buttons. Then, it is the jacket you love but with a small twist.
Think Of A Brand
Right, you are not coming up with a business idea, so there is no reason to lose sleep over your brand. Still, you are an individual, and individuals have certain character traits. Let’s take a look at the jacket example one more time. Adding buttons that don’t match may be your thing because it is quirky. Or, you may be more elegant, in which case long, sweeping dresses will be up your street. Regardless of what it is, it’s vital that you come to a conclusion. As soon as you have your style, you can begin to dress accordingly. Even if some things aren’t totally different, people won’t notice as long as it fits in with your style. All they will see is a woman that understands her trademark.
Use Personal Accessories
One of the best methods to develop a style is to use accessories. Now, lots of women use earrings and necklaces, and they end up looking the same as everyone else. To combat this, you can’t pick up any piece of jewelry you find and wrap it around your body. Instead, using items that are personal to you is the key. The reason for this is that it instantly adds character to the outfit and unmistakably defines your style. A great way to hit this goal is to use hobbies or interests. Musicians, for instance, can wear rings that display instruments to drill home the point. Or, a traveller can use a something they picked up along the way, such as a scarf cut down and wrapped around they wrist.
High street stores are not reliable, yet that doesn’t mean all is lost. It isn’t if you know where to look. In fact, searching in the right places may change your mind about the whole generic fashion thing. But, you have to find them first, so where should you start? Well, the best places happen to be online clothing boutiques and vintage stores. The reason is two-fold. The first is that vintage shops house old school fashion trends that most people avoid or can’t buy in-store. The second is that boutiques only sell certain products. As a result, there is less chance of someone wearing the same outfit, especially if it is an under the radar one. This may sound silly, but high-end stores are also a great place to find unique stuff. Because they cater to the rich and famous, not many regular people shop at these locations. So, by breaking the mold, you will be completely recognizable, and a little bit envied.
‘Isn’t retro in vogue these days?’ Yes, a certain level is, but it isn’t as far back as people think. There are trends like brogue shoes, which were fashionable pre and post-war. However, this is an anomaly that proves the rule. In general, old school trends date back ten or maybe fifteen years. If your clothes are the same, the odds are high that you will look generic. But, those that go back even further won’t have this problem. With this in mind, don’t be afraid to raid your moms or grandmothers wardrobes for inspiration. They may have a pretty pantsuit that you can spruce up or a cool mini dress. The moms and grandmothers that have no physical items do still have their memories. So, ask them about the styles in the 50s and 60s for inspiration. The great thing about this tip is that it merges with the personality factor.
Change Up Colors
Lots of women buy things in the same color. When it comes to sporting it for the first time, they then appear no different. The result is a lot of money wasted even if the style is different than before. The key is to mix up the colors to make the outfit pop. That way, the new shade will add an extra element and transform your look. With that in mind, resist the temptation to play it safe and go with what you know works. The truth is that what works fades over time and looks tired and weary.
So, what colors don’t you wear or haven’t worn in a while?