Fashion is a satisfying way to express your own individuality and separate yourself from the rest. Your individual style should be unique, distinct and be a clear statement of who you are and where you’re going in life.
However, it can be difficult to achieve this when we live in a society based on mass production and consumption. Whatever you own in your closet is also sitting in the closets of many, many other people. But with a little bit of strategy and thoughtfulness, there are ways to stand out amongst the crowd.
Customization of your wardrobe is the easiest way to maintain your individual style. This does not have to mean that you hire someone to make your clothes. That could get pretty expensive. But, you can have apparel tailored specifically for you. Doing so will ensure that your Calvin Klein blazer hangs on your body in a way that it does not hang on the body of your neighbor who owns the same piece. In other words, you’ll look better in the blazer than your neighbor.
You can also customize your look by restyling your apparel. Add cuffs, buttons, embellishments, or remove embellishments for a simpler look. Another idea is to take advantage of the availability of custom t-shirts. If you’re artistic, you can design a graphic look that’s all your own. Even if you’re not artistic, you can still create a customized look just by splashing your favorite quote across the front of a t-shirt. Be sure you select a quote that expresses your personality.
The book “99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special” offers wonderful, do-it-yourself ideas and instructions on how to customize your tees, which is something you will want to learn to do if you are the type of person who enjoys expressing your admiration for your favorite band or movie in the form of a t-shirt. Why wear the typical t-shirt displaying your love for Eclipse the movie, when you can instead take a pair of scissors and slash the sides of your Eclipse t-shirts with some sexy vamp-werewolf style?
Be unique. Be different. But most importantly, be you. Learn to customize your style.