You wake up one morning feeling on top of the world; you open the cupboard and what you see doesn’t really fill you with confidence. In fact it’s the opposite – you want to scream! You’re looking at clothes but don’t know what to wear. You realise you’re not aware of the “fashion makeover” or “do-over” option available to you.
Fashion makeover or “DYI” it’s a term used to describe a positive change in your wardrobe, online or offline.
With a little help and advice you can achieve amazing results right whale you start to identify what suits your body shape, age and colouring. Here are 5 do’s and don’ts to help you along the way…
1 – Don’t be too simplistic. This is the age of looking fashionable but not necessarily in a very subtle way. Simplicity is key – if you wear a scarf with a simple t-shirt or blouse you’re going to look like a school child. You may think you’re looking fashionable but you look like a duck!
2 – Don’t spend a fortune changing your wardrobe. Style is ephemeral – and if you spend a lot on a blouse, for example, the interest has probably gone out of it’s own life. The key is to keep it classic – that simple black statement every season would be a good start.
3 – Watch out for Fashion Faux Pas. Much of fashion is just plain rubbish – and while it might look like it’s what current trends would like, it’s not. Like the duck that got name-dropping, it’s been pulled up by the avian claws of the fashion machines. If you see a trend emerging, recognize it as a rip-off. Many people will pay well over the odds to get the latest trend – and lose out when it doesn’t work well for them.
4 – Mistake #1: Wearing All the Trendy Clothes. Trendy is as much a fantasy and expectations as it is a reality. Happy as you are with the latest trendy clothes – they’ll keep on changing and your complacent that they’ll keep on changing, too. Bang up on trend do be mindful of who you are – dress moreishly than you wish to be treated as. The golden rule of fashion – more is not necessarily better – is yet again relevance in this case.
5 – Don’t get a Clause 18 Organ Donors. This is all overly confusing and will basically mean the same thing. If you were unaware of thisterm before – don’t be fooled. A Clause 18 Organ Donors is when a patron makes a purchase with a particular service or company on the understanding that a certain level of standard of quality, delivery, standard practice and regularity of service is consistently promised. In effect this will result in the end user of the service or company profiting from an anticipated result of the service being delivered. Not reputable. Always check for this.
6 – The bricks and mortar world can be difficult at times – you literally have to find a house-hold member to ‘ advisors’ you (you should have a local person help you) – who should also act as a sounding board to verify your expectations with regards to delivery time, quality of service, etc. This person shouldn’t be some kind of lackey to you – they should be a fully aware expert who can advise on all your concerns.
7 – The Internet is often a very effective way of reducing our expense. There are so many savings either due to shopping around or traveling to bargains whilst surfing – but shopping for clothes online is still relatively new compared to conventional shopping. Just be wary of unscrupulous websites. At the least it’s worth checking out the website to see if they are verifications of any sort. click on the badges on these websites to see what sort of credentials they have. Look at photographs of their wares and their prices, etc. Okay, maybe their prices aren’t too fantastic (because they probably wouldn’t be allowing unsecured browsing) but you’ve still got to do your homework.
8 – Besides not having the internet in your home – another thing that you can benefit from when doing a DIY fashion makeover is convenience. If you’re out shopping in the supermarket, in a shop or even in a shop pod ( chauffeur-driven vehicles ) – you can try out different sorts of clothes in a relatively private setting. This is a particularly good method of creating new clothes that you couldn’t afford previously. Here’s another fantastic little tip: always asking for suggestions from your friends and family. They may have clothing numbers of things you would love to own.