Mixing things up in your wardrobe with pieces that show off your unique personality is a great confidence booster. Even with a few simple additions such as custom jewellery or handcrafted accessories, you can make a statement. Look for eye-catching second-hand or vintage pieces that represent your character. The more original your style, the more on-trend you’ll be this year, as in 2021, pretty much anything goes. Have fun mixing up your look for different occasions, and you’ll always be able to show your own style.
Here are five ways to add a personal touch to your wardrobe:
If you love collecting jewellery, layer pieces, such as necklaces or bracelets. Play around with textures and mix and match. Choose accessories you can easily customise yourself such as trollbeads. Each bead you add to your bracelet can represent something that’s important to you. You could also look out for fun accessories while you’re travelling so that each one your wear tells a story, and makes a great conversation piece.
Another way to add a unique touch to your look is with handcrafted bags and accessories. Research local and international designers and find one whose values align with yours. You can find artisans that only use sustainable materials to create one-off pieces, and they’re much more affordable than you might think. Handmade accessories are much more beautiful than ordinary high street options.
Vintage classics will always be in style and you can find some really original pieces. There are plenty of vintage shops to browse online, so you don’t even need to leave your house. Here are some of the best online vintage clothing stores to give you an idea. Vintage clothing isn’t as expensive and inaccessible as it used to be. There’s a wide range available online and you can spend time looking for something that reflects your personality.
If you want to put your creative talents and flair to good use you could even refashion and upcycle your clothes. Alternatively, look for second-hand pieces in charity shops to re-purpose. If you’ve got the knack for throwing an outfit together, you can have a lot of fun up-cycling old clothes into a new look. You could even check out swap shops, or host a clothes swapping party for your friends. There’s no need to spend money to add a unique touch to your wardrobe.
Layering is about mixing and matching different styles and pieces. You can do this with your clothes and accessories. Throw a blazer over a brightly coloured top for a casual job interview style, or combine a floaty dress with boots and a leather jacket. Layer your jewellery by wearing bracelets of different weight and colours. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, just have fun creating your own look. The colder weather offers even more opportunities for you to layer up. With a few creative changes to your wardrobe, you can reflect your character and style.