ON HOW TO CRE­ATE YOUR OWN FASH­ION

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1 Buy less, but ju­di­ciously

It’s eas­ier said than done, but some­times it’s good to think twice be­fore you get smit­ten. In­vest in what you need. Think of your ex­ist­ing wardrobe when buy­ing some­thing new, go for prod­ucts that are ver­sa­tile and can be styled dif­fer­ently. Make de­clut­ter­ing your friend.

2 Re­pair and re­new

Add a patch if some­thing needs to be fixed. Al­ter what doesn’t fit.

3 Up­cy­cle and re­pur­pose

Pick up a skill. Darn, knit, cro­chet your fru­gal hand-medowns into time­less gar­ments. Be cre­ative with your clothes. Per­son­alise them and make them fit your style. There are many DIY (do-it-your­self) tu­to­ri­als avail­able on­line. learn­ing some­thing new can also be im­mensely sat­is­fy­ing.

4 Be con­scious

As­so­ci­ate with eth­i­cal la­bels. Many of us are try­ing to pro­mote fair pay­ments, bet­ter waste man­age­ment, and or­ganic fab­rics. Be part of the move­ment.

5 swap it, al­ways

It is fun to share, es­pe­cially when it comes to clothes. share and swap your gar­ments with friends/sis­ters/broth­ers. You and your friends can also build an in­for­mal group which en­cour­ages others to do the same.

6 Mix and match

un­der­stand your body type and de­cide what kind of clothes and ac­ces­sories work best. In­vest in items which are flex­i­ble and can be worn in more than one way, at dif­fer­ent times of the day. like the same shrug that can be worn as an over layer, a wrap dress with a belt, around the waist to high­light your curves, or on your shoul­ders as a style state­ment, teamed with a scarf to change the look.

Pho­to­graph by M ZhaZo

Kriti tula Co-founder & Cre­ative di­rec­tor Dood­lage, Eco chic up­cy­cling fash­ion la­bel 28, Delhi

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