Fashion is a wonderful way to show your personality – it’s a form of self-expression you can’t get in other ways. No matter what your preferences might be, you’ll be able to show others who you are just through what you wear, and that’s a positive, creative, and individual thing to be able to do; it’s something to embrace as much as possible.
However, although that’s important, it’s not always easy to know just how to show off your personality through your clothes, and you might feel it’s hard to go shopping because you can’t find what you’re looking for. Nothing seems to suit you or be quite what you had in mind. That’s where modification will come in. If you buy something you like but that isn’t quite right for your style, you can change it to ensure it matches your ultimate look. There are many different ways to do this, so read on to find out what some of them are; there might be garments in your closet right now that could do with some modifications to make them perfect.
Sometimes it’s not so much that the clothes don’t suit you as much as the fact that they don’t fit you. If you buy something online, if you don’t want to try something on in the store, or if you buy something you love second-hand so there’s no choice when it comes to sizes, it might be that your clothes are too big or too small, so no matter how much you want to wear them, you can’t do it comfortably.
If that’s the case, you can make changes simply and quickly by altering and re-sizing the items. You might only have to hem something to make it fit (for example, your jeans might be too long), or perhaps the alterations have to be a little more in-depth to reshape a dress or tighten or loosen the waistband of a skirt. Whatever it is, make sure you take proper measurements before you get started so you can make the adjustments work for you.
Adding embellishments like sequins, beads, patches, tassels, and more to a plain item of clothing can give it a real lease of life and make something that would otherwise have been quite boring into something very special.
By adding a touch of something special and unique to any type of clothing, you’ll certainly be able to show who you really are and what you like and stand out in a crowd. Even better is the fact that there are no limits on what you can do and how you can make your clothes look, so you can go as wild as you want to and really enjoy the process.
When you think of tie-dying something, you might think of the fashions of the '60s and '70s, but if this is something you love, you’ll be glad to know those fashions are back and are as popular as ever.
Tie-dying is a fun thing that can transform a plain item of clothing into something bright and colorful, and you can be as creative as possible about the colors you use and even the methods you want to try out. If you have a t-shirt that’s rather boring or a dress that’s faded over the years, you can make it look brand new – and exciting – again through tie-dying.
Embroidery is a lovely, delicate modification you can make to a piece of clothing that suits you completely but won’t change how the clothes are worn or how they feel.
When it comes to custom embroidery, you can choose to have a small motif added to a shirt or top or perhaps a larger image embroidered onto a pair of jeans or the back of a jacket. Most of your clothing could benefit from at least a little embroidery, and because you can choose exactly what design you want, you can pick something that shows who you are and what you like and ensure your clothes suit you perfectly.
Sometimes, the modifications you need to make to ensure clothes suit you aren’t about changing the garments themselves, just the way you wear them, so don’t be afraid to experiment with layering, as this is an easy, fun thing you can do to make clothes look great without having to change anything or buy anything new.
When you mix different textures, patterns, and colors to make your outfits look different, you can create a truly personal look that you’ll enjoy wearing, making you feel utterly confident in how you’re dressing. You might want to wear a denim jacket over a floaty summer dress, for example, or perhaps you’ll want a polo neck sweater under a blouse, and so on. There are no rules, so take a look in your closet and drawers and think about what could go together to create a great new outfit you’ve never worn before but that suits you perfectly.
Cropping tops, pants, jackets, or just about anything else you might have can change the entire look of a piece of clothing, giving you a brand-new silhouette, a vital element when looking for style and comfort. Plus, by cropping something, you can save it from going to the landfill, as you’ll be able to literally cut away the parts that don’t work anymore and just keep the parts that do. With cropping, you can turn jeans into shorts or a t-shirt into a chic vest. The possibilities are endless.
As well as cropping, you can think about adding cutouts to your clothes. Cutouts are just what they sound like – holes in your clothing, but holes that have been put there on purpose for fashion reasons. If you can add cutouts in strategic places that look fun, you don’t have to reveal too much skin, which can sometimes be a worry, but you’ll still look stylish and have clothes that work well for you. Again, this works well for jeans.