Too many women just wear things off the rack, without making any tweaks to show off their strong points. In order to really look your best and showcase your own style, you need to learn some fashion hacks. Knowing how to customize your look will really help you stand out in a crowd.
Accessories Are Everything
One great way to change up the look of your dress is to accessorize it. Adding a belt, a shawl or a scarf can completely change up a look. Belting a dress makes it more form-fitting. It helps to highlight the waist. A shawl can make a dress look much more upscale and formal. Scarves can really accent a dress or suit. They’re also a great way to add color to simple neutral dresses.
Manipulate the Hem
Changing a hemline is a great way to change the look of a dress. Shortening the hem is a great way to take last season’s maxi dresses and refresh them. Chopping a cotton maxi down to a knee-length dress can also be a great way to create a new beach coverup. There are plenty of ways to change the hemline of your maxi dresses. According to E&O Apparel, apart from hemming it, you can tie the dress with a knot, or just use pumps, platforms, or wedges. Adding a higher heel will take the hemline farther from the ground and change the look of the dress. A flip flop or other flat looks casual. Adding a heel takes a dress to the next level.
Add Things to Your Clothes
When Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham talks about her early, pre-fame style, she talks about the things she did to upgrade her off-the-rack clothes. For example, she’d swap out clear plastic buttons for more stylish designs. For a Gap ad campaign, Sarah Jessica Parker once famously suggested adding a little ribbon to the hem of her jeans. Simple changes like swapping out buttons or adding a bit of ribbon make your mass-produced clothes truly custom. Outlining a few flowers on a floral print dress with a magic marker can create a more punk-rock look. Chopping drawstrings, tearing lace and distressing cuffs are also great ways to upcycle old clothes. Not only this, but according to Advantage CCS, upcycling your clothes is a great way to save some money.
However you decide to customize your dresses, wear them with pride. Confidence is by far the most important thing you can wear. Knowledge of your own fierceness takes any look up a notch or two.
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