Fashion is one of the oldest art forms that has continued to evolve for centuries. Not only does abstract clothing go as far back as pre-biblical times, but we also see a wealth of diversity in the current times as well. With the Met Gala having just taken place, it’s incredible to see the diverse and sometimes obnoxious fashion statements celebs come up with.
That said, if you’re looking to make a fashion statement of your own, there are a few fun ways to customize your apparel. So, get your scissors and needles ready and turn basics and drab stuff in your closet into fun fashion pieces.
Add personalized patches
Chenille patches may scream retro, but who said that was a bad thing? With the winters slowly creeping upon us, it’s time to get your jackets out and start looking for fun ways to customize them. A denim jacket has a charm of its own but wouldn’t it look so much better with a cool chenille patch to it? You can also do the same with your pullovers and full-sleeved shirts.
You can easily order custom chenille patches no minimum order from a store online. Create your own design or choose one from existing templates and have it embroidered/printed and sewn onto your clothes. Pockets would be the ideal spot.
Ripped jeans will always be cool
Ripped jeans may remind you of the ’80s, but you can always create a fusion look with a modern chic top or jacket. And though they’re plenty of options available for you to buy, you can still buy a fresh, unripped pair and slice them as you would like to. You get a mean/grungy vibe from them or strike the perfect balance of attitude with a hint of glam. It all depends on how you blend it with whatever you’re wearing on top.
What matters the most is where you cut the jeans. Both legs from the knee, one knee, a cut on the thighs; it depends on where you want to cut them from. Since you can’t turn back once you have cut them, ensure you give it some thought and do your research. Click here for some tremendous ripped jeans styles to gauge which one suits you best.
Cut and tear the sleeves
Do you have an oversized shirt that just doesn’t go with your style? Large, poorly shaped attire can ruin your entire outfit if you don’t do something about them. Don’t let such drab articles of clothing let you down anymore. Grab a pair of scissors and turn it into a rugged sleeveless shirt.
Most people would tell you to stitch the shirt holes up so that it looks neater. We think you should keep them raw for that added dose of fiery attitude. The ‘I don’t care vibe’ should resonate through the rough cut sleeves creating a fantastic look. Tuck it into your favorite pair of bottoms and you have a quirky outfit doused in attitude.
A piece of advice, though. Don’t cut too deep into the hole. Keeping it slightly jagged and loose gives off a much cooler vibe than a deeper cut that looks like it’s just torn.
A look to dye for
We all have one perfect white article of clothing in our closet that we have a bittersweet relationship with. It fits great, it’s comfortable, and it has a lot of potential. However, you just can’t get over the darn color- or lack of it, to be honest. So why not spruce it up with a splash of color?
Don’t waste your time. Get some cloth dye and color that white garment. Tie it up, use multiple colors, or just one, do whatever the hell you want! But ensure you use good-quality dye that won’t run after the first wash, though.
Bonus tip; you can also use the same technique on darker-colored items. Simply replace the dye with bleach, and voila! Rather than letting a boring piece of clothing sit in the back of your closet for months (maybe years), take matters into your own hands and make it more upbeat by customizing.
Cut dresses down a size
Long dresses have a charm of their own. A frilly/flowy dress can make any girl feel like she’s a glamorous queen. However, sometimes a shorter dress may be more fun yet equally charming piece of clothing.
Depending on the season, consider cutting and trimming it to a comfortable length. Not only is it arguably more elegant, but you will also feel cooler and less restrictive in the summer. You also don’t have to worry about stepping on or dragging it on the dirty floor all the time if it was initially a full-length dress with a tail.
Print your favorite designs on plain t-shirts
Plain t-shirts are a must-have item in your closet. You should always have a basic black, grey, and white t-shirt in your arsenal of fashion essentials. Not only are they extremely versatile, but the simple charm of a plain color is an entirely exclusive style of its own. However, there’s no denying that they can get boring at times.
If plain shirts just aren’t your thing and you have a knack for funky colors and designs, consider taking them to the printer and getting your favorite design printed on them where ever you want. Spice up the shirt, make a statement with a quote, and stand out among the crowd. There isn’t a more personal customization solution than printing your own design onto a plain t-shirt from your closet!
Fashion is ever-evolving. But if you’ve got some old stuff lying around in your closet, why not personalize it and be a bit different from the rest? This article mentions a few simple ways you can employ to add a personal touch to your clothes, including adding chenille patches, slicing your bottoms and tops by yourself, dying or bleaching your tops, cutting dresses a size down, and printing stuff on your Ts. Be yourself, make a statement and enjoy the world of DIY fashion.