If you can’t get enough of the latest fashion styles or relish being the fashionista that sets the trends, you’ll want to explore the new penchant for originality. Gone are the days of everyone wearing exactly the same style of jeans or exactly the same cut of dress in exactly the same shade of pink. All things kooky, original and quirky are now being celebrated. But how do you ensure you get that unique look? Cast your eye over these ideas to enhance your own sense of originality.

Pimp Up Your Wardrobe            The next time you’re having a clear out, and you’re considering what to keep and what to throw away, think about how you can rejuvenate the items that you’re tempted to ship off to the charity shop. Can you get your sewing machine out and turn your prehistoric jacket into a sleeveless shirt? You may be tempted to sew on extra detailing and textures to make a one of a kind piece. Experiment and see what unique fashion creation you can come up with.

Accessories           The success of an outfit often relies on the accessories that you choose to match it with. Think about handbags, hats, gloves, and jewelry to give your ensemble its kooky style. By sourcing the necklace that you are going to pair up with your little black dress from a personalized jewelry store you’ll have the perfect unique outfit. This personalized piece of jewelry can be used again and again with a range of clothing to add that little touch of originality to everything you wear.

Shoes          What you place on your feet can be the easiest aspect of your outfit to customize. If you have a pair of sneakers, swap the standard laces for something a little more unique. Go for a bold color, a more quirky material or scrap the laces altogether. If you have a favorite pair of kitten heels that need a facelift, get the heels changed. Inject a bit of extra height or swap the mini heel for a wedge. Have fun experimenting.

Be Confident        Think about the outfits, clothing, and styles that you really love and don’t be afraid to try out new looks. Your sense of fashion is an expression of your personality. Just because your friends are into the bold and oversized plaid shirt look, doesn’t mean that you have to join them. If the thought of a flannel shirt fills you with dread, opt for the grandad collar that you feel more comfortable with. When you’re content with what you are wearing, you’ll walk just that little bit taller, and your confidence will shine through.

Enjoy experimenting with fashion and having a go at customizing your own clothing. The chances are you will receive some compliments on your new pieces. As long as you are happy in your own skin and the outfits that you are choosing, you’ll be able to express your own sense of originality.


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Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.