Fashion as a hobby is an interesting concept. It’s something that many people enjoy, but don’t consider it to be their main focus in life. For some, fashion is just one of those things they like to do on the side when they have free time and for others it can become a full-time business venture.
Fashion style is not everyone’s plate. Some are able to pull off a simple shirt and jeans into a stunning look, while others are just plain simple. It is totally okay not to have a distinct style. After all, it’s something you can learn over time (fortunately!) if you wish to.
Why is Fashion a Good Hobby?
Many people don’t think about fashion as a hobby, but it can be. It is something that many of us enjoy and spend time on in our free time when we have nothing else to do. For some people the idea of designing clothes they want without having to pay an arm and a leg for them might sound like heaven! This blog post will discuss what makes being able to design your own clothes such a good thing.
You get exactly what you want: The first benefit is that you’re not limited by stores’ choices or styles so if there’s something specific you’ve been looking for all this time then now would be the perfect opportunity! You could make anything from dresses, skirts, jackets – whatever suits your fancy.
It’s cost effective: The second benefit is that you get to spend less money than if you were buying clothes from stores. You can make the clothes in bulk and store them for a long time, which saves on storage costs too!
You have an outlet for creativity: Another great thing about designing your own clothes is that it lets you be creative. Designing something out of thin air can let ideas flow without limits – by setting your own rules there are no boundaries so really anything goes.
The quality will be better because they’re yours: This one might seem obvious but when it comes down to it, the people who design their own clothes usually put more effort into making sure things look good enough. They know what they like and don’t want to waste time on something that looks awful, so it’s more likely you’ll enjoy the process of designing your own clothes.
It saves money: And finally, another benefit is that not only do you get a better quality product when you design them yourself but because there are less middlemen in between (i.e., designers or store owners) then there isn’t as much markup cost built into the price tag which means you save money!
How to Develop a Sense of Style from Scratch
How to get started? Fashion experts recommend these tips!
Be an Expert Observer
The first step towards developing your own sense of style is to be an expert observer. Pay attention to what people around you are wearing. What types of clothing items do they wear, colors they mix, accessories they paired off with, and so on? You can merely sit in a cafe and watch women or men passing by. Otherwise, attend fashion events for a much better idea.
Start with Your Most-Worn Pieces
Your most worn pieces could go a long way towards helping you achieve the right fashion style for you. Plus, it is practical! You don’t have to go from one store to another on a frequent basis just to buy brand new apparel. Determine what separates your favorite pieces from the rest – be that overall style, colors, details, fabric, or more. This will leave you with a comprehensive list of things that are according to your style and that you could use a guide when shopping.
Get Some Inspiration and Then Imitate
Is there a model, actor, or public figure who inspires you? Then, adopt the way they wear clothes. You can also get inspiration from online magazines, style blogs, Pinterest boards, and Instagram feeds. Now, recreate them with things you already have. For instance, you fall in love with a certain look that has a leather jacket, jeans, a t-shirt, and boots. Instead of using the same moto jacket, use the leather bomb in your closet. You can be flexible, depending on what you have.
Do not box yourself in with specific rules. Have the courage to be vulnerable, to let go of beauty standards and trends that do not measure up to who you are. So, forget what popular models or artists are wearing. Just focus on items that fit well to your lifestyle and flatter your body.
Remember that your style represents who you are to the world. You must know what you’re really looking for when it comes to developing a sense of style. You can consult a variety of fashionable sources to help you out. Do what feels and looks good to you until you develop your individual style brand.