10 Ways to Get Your Fashion Fix While at Home
Did you ever think the day would come when the clothing stores and malls would be closed for the foreseeable future? Or when there’s almost nowhere to go in your country or city but the grocery store or pharmacy? I certainly didn’t but this is the situation many of us are confronted with thanks to COVID-19.
These days are highly unusual, to say the least. If you enjoyed shopping for clothing and accessories or getting dressed up every day, you may not know what to do with yourself now. You can only eat, sleep and scroll mindlessly through Instagram so many times. Fortunately, there are several ways to feed your appetite for fashion without breaking curfew.
1. Support your favourite designer or seamstress.
Swimsuits and fete wear have largely taken a backseat. With health experts now recommending the use of cloth face coverings, many designers are now producing masks. What not so get some for your household or purchase an extra one for someone who’s in need. We need to keep our entrepreneurs and creators afloat at this time.
2. Try out some new looks.
Dig deep in your wardrobe and pair things you wouldn’t normally pair. No one is going to see it unless you want them to! Have fun and make sure you take pics so you can remember your new ensembles when you’re ready to head out again.
3. Snap photos at home.
Speaking of taking pictures, if you normally shoot photos somewhere other than home, give home a try now. We can underestimate things when we see them every day but you may happen upon a dope backdrop literally in your backyard. Head outside or explore different indoor spots. Maybe moving around some furniture and décor is all you need to do to get inspired.
4. Get to know designers and fashion influencers better.
Your faves are just like you and they’re looking for things to do and content to post. Some are going live on Instagram to answer question or discuss popular topics. Others are posting behind the scenes photos and videos or providing insight into what they do every day. You may even come across designs that never before saw the light of day.
5. Upcycle your old clothes.
Do you have a piece of clothing that no longer fits but you love the print? Find a beginner’s sewing tutorial online and make something. It could be a headband, a reusable shopping bag or if you’re feeling ambitious, another piece of clothing.
6. Return to an old hobby.
Do you have jewellery-making supplies from years ago? Yarn? Cloth? Leather? It’s time to get creative! You may even have an unfinished project that you can continue working on. You may not be able to get all the supplies you need since the non-essential stores are closed but you can probably get started.
7. Take a fashion-related course on Skillshare or Coursera.
Would you prefer to learn a completely new skill? Sign up for an online course and learn at your own pace. If you like, you can encourage a like-minded friend to sign up with you so you can share the experience.
8. Read a fashion book.
If all you want to do is curl up in comfy clothes with a good read, that’s perfectly fine. Forbes recently published a list of five fashion books that will help you to up your knowledge.
9. Sort your closet.
You probably have more time now so why not tackle this project? Identify the pieces you want to keep and those you could do without. Depending on your circumstances, you can either donate your unworn or good-as-new items to charity or sell them for extra cash.
10. Take a virtual tour of a fashion museum.
We won’t be flying anywhere anytime soon but we can still see the world. Thousands of museums are offering online tours and displaying their collections online. The Museum at FIT in New York City currently has two online exhibitions running. You can also view lots of collections at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum including this fun display of 1960’S fashion.
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