Brand Yourself: Personalization in Fashion
Personalization is taking the fashion world by storm! Not only are customizable accessories quickly growing in popularity, but personalized fashion can also be seen in clothing and home decor trends. As Fashion United explains, “Personalization is seen as ‘the future’ of fashion. It will play a vital role in the fashion revolution.” Customizing your ensembles is fun, chic, and easier than you think!
The Link Between Fashion and Personality
The way you present yourself to the world says a lot about you as a person! From the way you carry yourself to the clothing and accessories you choose to wear, your outward appearance is one way to express yourself without saying a word. As an article from Forbes explains, “It’s no news that your wardrobe says a lot about you. What you wear can inform passersby of your type of employment, as well as your ambitions, emotions and spending habits.” This phenomenon has even sparked a new type of psychology, dubbed “the psychology of dress,” which focuses on the relationship between personality and fashion.
There is actually scientific proof that you should not dress according to the way you feel, but instead, dress the way you want to feel! This is why putting on a nice outfit and doing your makeup on a bad day helps to improve your mood. One way to put together an ensemble that truly matches your personality and the way you wish to feel? Personalization. Customizing an outfit and making it truly your own, rather than putting on something that hundreds or thousands of other people are wearing, shows off your individuality and creativity!
A personalized fashion sense begins with the basics. Below, check out a few methods that are sure to add character to classic pieces.
Add a monogram. Adding your initials to a sweater or other clothing item adds class and character as well as a vintage feel. Plus, you can rest assured no one else will have the same item–it has your name on it, after all!
Attach a bow to a plain blouse or to the waistband of your pants or skirt to dress it up and give it a touch of elegance.
Sew a zipper onto a shirt, the side of a skirt or the leg of your pants to give your outfit a unique and edgy twist.
We all know accessories complete your outfit, but customizing those accessories really elevates your wardrobe! Here are a few ways to create pieces that match your personality.
Play up your purse with pins or embellishments! One great example is our Queen’s Bag–multifunctional, high-quality, and it comes in a variety of colors. Take it to the next level by adding our beautiful butterfly and flower embellishments for a unique and dazzling look. Plus, Accents Reign® embellishments are magnetized, simple to take on and off, and never damage your items! They’re also easily interchangeable, with multiple colors and designs.
Add a patch or applique to your favorite jean jacket or canvas tote for a satisfying pinch of personality. Nowadays you don’t even have to know how to sew to do this; iron-on transfers are easy to find!
Embroider a pattern onto a scarf, handbag, or other accessories to customize it. Even if you don’t consider your embroidery skills “up to par,” any embroidered design will be seen as an impressive artistic statement.
One-of-a-Kind Home Decor
Personalized fashion in home decor is huge right now–in fact, searches for ideas and inspiration are up 2,276% on Pinterest! Here are a few ways to customize pieces for your home.
Select interchangeable embellishments that you can add to your decor and change with the seasons or your color scheme. Our Accents Reign® embellishments are a great choice, perfect for transforming your home and creating a look of your own.
Add your name to wall decor for a one-of-a-kind decoration that you’re sure to get compliments on. There are tons of different companies that sell personalized decorations in a huge array of styles, so you’re sure to find one that fits for you
Repurpose vintage decor for a creative, cost-conscious way to decorate your home!
As Glamour explains of the personalization trend, “We’re hunting for something different, something more representative of our lives, something more special.” By using our tips for a personalized fashion sense and customized accessories, you’ll have a look that truly speaks for itself!