Do you sometimes grow tired of the ever-changing fashion trends and styles that can be rather hard and expensive to keep up with? Half the time, the current trend isn’t even something you like or is flattering on you. If you feel like you’re ready to put an end to being a slave to fashion and you’re ready to turn the tables, then you’re going to want to read these tips on how you can do just that.
Just Say No
The first tip is to learn to say “no”. Just because there is a hot new trend doesn’t mean you have to jump on the bandwagon and follow it. If you don’t find it comfortable, if it’s not flattering on you, and it’s just not your personality, then there is no reason to take part in it.
Avoid the Big Brands
When it comes to following all the biggest and hottest trends of the moment, the big fashion brands are guilty. They typically change their merchandise every couple of months, forcing you to do the same if you ever hope to be on trend. These types of stores specialize in the hottest items rather than staple pieces that are meant to build a timeless wardrobe.
Buy Less Items to Start With
In reality, people only wear a very small portion of their wardrobe, so much of it is pointless. If you’re only going to wear the item once or twice, then it really wasn’t worth the purchase. Focus on buying pieces that you can wear in different ways, add your own style and personality to, and are constructed to last.
Make Your Own Pieces
If you really want to show you aren’t a slave to fashion, there is no better way than to make your own clothing. No, you don’t have to create an entire wardrobe, but a piece here or there is a really fun and satisfying way to add personality to your wardrobe. You could even start your own trend!
Making your own clothing requires picking up fabric. Nowadays you can find a fabulous variety of fabric online, available at extremely reasonable prices. Even if you just want to start with simple pieces like a scarf or wrap, it will ease you into making your own clothing.
Understand What “Stylish” Means
The final tip is one that will require you to really think about your answer. Ask yourself what you think it means to be stylish? If you think it means wearing the latest item off the runway, or dressing like your favorite musician or celebrity, it’s time to re-think your answer.
In order to be in style you need to find what your own style is. It’s about being unique and allowing your personality to show through in the clothing you wear. It’s your own personal approach to fashion. Spending time thinking about how you will project your own sense of style will help you put an end to being a slave to fashion.