Changing and updating your wardrobe can be a new way to reinvent your life and reflect your true personality. Here are some tips and guidelines to use when changing your clothing style. Reinventing your wardrobe can be a new way to reinvent your life. Your clothes represent a large part of your lifestyle, not to mention your personality. There are even people that let their clothes mask their true personality, since they get caught up in the everyday normality of life including work and raising children. When this happens it's time to reinvent yourself. With these tips, you'll be a new you in no time.
1. The first thing to do is to take a good look at your lifestyle. Are you're a 9-5er, working in a corporate setting where looking professional is a must? Or are you in a creative field where dressing more funky is acceptable? What areas of the world do you life in...one that has seasons or one that's warm all year round? What are your outdoor activities? All these questions are great to ask in the first stages of reinvention. 2. Clean out the clutter, meaning clean out that closet and drawer space. You'll need to get rid of anything that doesn't fit you or your lifestyle and make room for new clothes. 3. Think who you want to be. What type of person do you want to portray. When you come up with this, you can make a list of must-haves for your lifestyle. 4. Go shopping. Remember, life is full of fun things besides work. So often, we buy clothes only for work and forget about our other lives. But, buying for your "going out or recreational" lifestyle will help you define who you really are as far as clothes are concerned. 5. Don't be afraid to try new looks that you have always wanted to try. Get inspiration from magazines, movies and people on the street to emulate (not copy) their look. Put your own twist of creativity into the look. 6. Reinventing your wardrobe doesn't mean buying an entire closet full of clothes all at one time. You can build your new wardrobe slowly. This will ensure that you really like your new look and it's truly "you", not a trend that will surpass.
Some Looks to Try
There are so many looks out there. Here are a few ideas for you to get started. And, remember mixing and matching styles will make you even more unique.
Vintage ? this is a great look especially for those who are history buffs; think Kate Moss or Siena Miller. These Londoners really have this look pulled together. Tip: Scour thrift stores in your town and pick up anything vintage from handbags to shoes, to clothes. Boho Chic - this look brings thoughts of Kate Hudson and is great for an effervescent personality. Hippie chic can be a fun way to pull outfits together that looks effortless. Classic ? the gorgeous strand of pearls, the clean lines, and the perfectly pulled together look is utterly Jackie O. and is one of the favorite looks of women around the world. Look for clothes that are easy to wear, and you will always look timeless.
Reinvention takes time. If you've always wanted to try a look, now is a great time to do it. You may find that when reinventing your clothes, you've reinvented the most important thing...you.
Creative photo framing ideas: here are some simple, fun suggestions on how to creatively frame your precious photographic memories!
Here are some creative ideas for photo framing. Who says that you have to actually use a frame? There are all sorts of interesting ways to present your favorite photos to the world (or at least your friends and family!). The next time you pass a junk store, whip into the parking lot with one goal in mind - FRAMES! Things you might find:
1. Old multi-paned windows. Great for several images. Rustic look.
2. Old boxes. Nestle your photo in the bottom of the box. Nail the bottom to the wall with picture hangers. Voila!
3. Old clear bottles. Make sure they are clean and dry, roll up the picture and drop it in! Make sure the bottle is large enough for the photo to unfurl. 4. Shadow boxes. Same idea as #2.
5. Old plates. Adhere the photo to the plate. Hang with plate hanger.
6. Old signs. Use part of the sign as the frame. Ex: Burpee Seeds - Carrots! Put your photo where the carrots should be. Hilarious.
7. Bulletin boards. Old ones are quaint and sometimes interestingly frames. Attach your photos in normal manner.
8. Old crates. Attach photos to the inside of the crate. Attach painting hangers to the back of the crate!
9. Any interesting piece of junk will accentuate a photo.
These are but a few of the creative ways you can spotlight your favorite photos. It may take a few tries before you find the perfect vessel for your pictures, but a little junk store rummaging never hurt anybody! Keep trying! You may actually get some ideas from other items in the store. Sometimes there are very unusual old frames on old, forgotten photographs that may be just the thing for you. The combination of old and new is always a winner in design circles.
Make sure that any glue you use to adhere your photos to these items is "photo-safe." Any craft store or photo shop will be happy to offer suggestions on the products that won't harm your precious images. Also, make sure that the surface to which you are adhering your picture is nice and clean and dry. This is very important as well, for you don't want to accidentally dirty or warp your pictures.
With a little determination and creative thought, you will soon have the most interesting photo gallery in the neighborhood. Good luck!
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