When you take a look in your wardrobe, does your clothing scream ‘unique’, or does your wardrobe resemble a fashion rail at the most on-trend fashion store? While it’s all well and good following each season’s trends, that doesn’t have to mean that you cannot personalize your wardrobe to be a better reflection of your unique personality and sense of style.
As we come into a new season – yes Autumn is finally here – it’s the perfect time to reassess what you’re wearing and how you’re dressing. If you’re someone who loves to follow all of the latest fashion trends, but would also love to put their own unique stamp on what they wear, don’t worry it is achievable – it’s just a case of understanding how you can put your own spin on all of the most on-trend looks.
Keen to personalize your wardrobe while ensuring that you remain on-trend for Autumn 2020? Have a read of the tips, ideas, and suggestions below!
Create your own personal brand
If anyone was to see an outfit that you would wear on any given day, would they say that it was a typical look of yours? Just like Sex and The City’s Carrie Bradshaw is known for her quirky fashion taste and Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf is known for always wearing a headband, is there something that you are known for? If you don’t have a statement look or statement accessory, perhaps now could be the ideal time to create one.
The best way to do that is to think about how you would best describe your fashion style – are you fun, sophisticated, or quirky? If you’re not sure what style you would like to create, head to Pinterest and create a board of all the looks that you love, and use that board as your personal branding inspiration.
When it comes to creating your own unique sense of style, a great way to do so is to take advantage of accessories to add a quirky twist to your outfits of choice. Think bags, shoes, scarfs, hats, sunglasses, or even glasses.
When it comes to creating a unique sense of style, it’s important to think about your personal situation, such as whether your eye exam suggested that you needed to wear glasses, for instance. While you could opt for contact lenses, glasses offer a simple way to create an even more unique look. There are some incredible glasses frames available to choose from – there’s no reason you couldn’t invest in a selection of different frames for different looks.
Another simple hack for adding a touch of uniqueness to any look is to opt for a bright or bold tights design. If you’re someone who loves wearing skirts and dresses, picking a unique tights design could be the ideal way to add a little personality to your look. There are so many different tights designs to choose from, which are perfect for teaming with all kinds of looks, from a-line skirts to pinafore dresses; tights can be a fantastic way to make a statement.
Get your clothes tailored
Everyone knows that a good tailor is every fashion lover’s best friend. If you aren’t keen on some of your clothes – maybe the cut’s wrong or perhaps you just don’t like the length – before you throw them out, consider taking them to a tailor to see whether they could be altered to be a better fit for your fashion aspirations. Believe it or not, tailors can work wonders when it comes to personalizing clothing – a good tailor can transform a basic piece of clothing into something that looks incredibly chic and wonderfully unique.
If you’ve got any old, unwanted items of clothing that you’ve fallen out of love with or are no longer on-trend, take these to your tailor as well and explain why you don’t like them. Give your tailor the freedom of creativity and see what they are able to do with the pieces – the chances are that you will be amazed at how different they can make each item of clothing look.
Tailors are also great for altering new clothes. Say, for instance, you find a beautiful new cardigan in your favorite store, however, you don’t want it to look exactly like everyone else’s. You could opt to get your tailor to alter the cardigan to make it unique, giving you an on-trend piece of clothing that no one else will have.
Have you ever considered going vintage with your sense of style? Vintage is seriously big right now, so why not take advantage of that and add some vintage items to your wardrobe.
If you’re going to buy vintage clothing, there are lots of fantastic sites to buy from, including every fashion-lover’s best friend for bargains, eBay. There’s also the option of attending local vintage sales – you can often find some amazing items at these sales, especially when you pay a set price to fill a bucket with as many items as you can make fit. This is a great way to pick up a number of new pieces without breaking the bank.
While you could opt to buy some vintage clothing, consider borrowing some from your mother or grandmother. By choosing clothing that has a history behind it, you can convey some of your personal history through your sense of style. Imagine how cool it would be to wear a t-shirt that your mother used to love when she was younger.
In need of fashion inspiration? You can find plenty of vintage fashion ideas online – there are some incredible blogs out there. Failing that, you can also find lots of ideas on photo-sharing sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and We Heart It. When it comes to making the most of vintage fashion, it’s all about finding the right look and style for you.
There you have it, everything that you need to know about personalizing your sense of style this autumn. It’s far easier than you would think to create a custom look!