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One thing I have always had a fondness for is unique style. I love the bold, the daring, and the questioning. Growing up I was always surrounded by such stylish family and friends. My cousins, my brother, and I would always love to take fashion outside the box. We went to Goodwill and got disco outfits to wear to the mall one time, just to give an example. Maybe we were just young and having fun, but I like to keep that mentality. Fashion should be fun and expressive!
Lately, I’ve begun getting requests to customize some articles of clothing, mainly hoodies and jackets, and it thrills me that people like what I’ve done for some of my wardrobe and want it for themselves! Here is an example of a hoodie and a sweater I customized for myself using similar techniques:
The most recent request I have is to customize a pea coat. I’m quite excited about this one, as I’ve never worked with this material before, and I already have a few ideas for it! I’ll be sure to share the final product and some of the process when I get the actual coat.
One of my favorite things about customizing clothing is that they are one of a kind pieces. Even if I were to try to recreate something I have previously done, it would still have its own uniqueness in one way or another. To me, that is invaluable.
I’ll end this post with a sign my music teacher in high school had upside down: Why be normal?
Consider this a taste test of what’s to come from my fashion side, as of now. As with anybody else, I am always changing, growing, and learning in my style and tastes. My current taste in fashion ranges from street (and this) to formal and any imaginable mix in-between. Now seems to be a very diverse and fun time for fashion!
With a wide range of color choices between the two, bright contrasting colors or dark monochromatism, I typically like to spark up a monochromatic outfit with either edgy pieces or a splash of color. Mixing things that aren’t usually grouped together in a cohesive image are other ways I express my multifaceted self. Just because someone thinks a Clark Bushacre 2 boot is “hipster” doesn’t mean it can’t also be accessorized with a hip/sporty flat bill. Never let labels limit. Fashion should be fun! To quote my friend Emily Knezz, “I think fashion should know no rules; colors, patterns, whatever, it don’t matter. If you like it, wear it. When you don’t care about the rules, there’s a lot more options, and it’s a lot more fun.” I could not agree more.
Look at Mademoiselle Yulia rocking heels, patterned leggings, an oversized tee, a varsity jacket, bandana, and flat bill. If we broke this down into each piece representing a certain style we would have at least three different styles that some wouldn’t dream of mixing together. Heels are a woman’s best friend as a classy, sexy, and elegant style would suggest. Bring in the varsity jacket (prep/jock), the hat & bandana combo (street/urban), & leggings (chic) and we’ve got some eye candy of a fashion cocktail.
That all being said, I think this gives a very generalized (and small) piece of what is to come from my fashion posts. So stick around and get ready to sip some style sangria (or soda!) with me!
PS: Let me know how you like to style yourself or what your favorite outfits are in the comments below!