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Six fashion experiments you can do when you’re bored

 Basic sewing skills are a lifesaver when it comes to doing simple repairs (Photo: Shutterstock)

While we’re all observing social distancing, one of the things we have to deal with is boredom. At this point even introverts like me are running out of ways to keep themselves busy. 

It can get difficult sticking to a routine of waking up and waiting for the day to go by because you can’t really do everything you love until things are back to ‘’normal.’’

However, this is the best time to do those things you couldn’t do before. For instance, I can’t get enough of the food and art challenges on social media. But how about something more fun and wearable?

Try out some of these interesting fashion experiments to fill up your time and reap great rewards after all is done and dusted.

1. Learn how to sew

Basic sewing skills are a lifesaver. You won’t have to run to the tailor and wait for so long for something you could have done within a few minutes. Not everyone is able to stitch perfectly but it’s good to learn the primary steps. You’ll be able to customize things you buy and add your own twist to clothes within no time. If you become good at alterations and making adjustments you could be on your way to making extra cash as a part time seamstress.

2. Try some DIY outfits

You can literally make so many random outfits on your own. You’d be surprised to find that you’re able to replicate some expensive items you’ve seen online with nothing but a pair of scissors. YouTube is one of the best places to get clear guidance so it’s easy to get content, fast. Take this time to have some creative fun without necessarily spending money on new items or having amazing sewing skills.

 Go through your closet and remove any items you no longer wear (Photo: Shutterstock)

3. Revamp your closet

Being at home for a long time makes you reflect a lot. You can now objectively look at the items in your closet and be honest with yourself. Ask yourself if you really need those jeans that barely fit you anymore or those boots that have been gathering dust for years. Give some stuff out, donate if you can and shop online for some trendy items. By the time quarantine is over, you’ll look like a whole new person.

4. Find some fashion inspo 

Social media is the best place to explore right now. Use Pinterest, Instagram or YouTube to bring something new to your taste. This will help you think outside the box so you can step out of your comfort zone. If you’re used to only wearing official clothes with the same weekend style, use this time to switch things up a little bit. Those extra tips you get will turn you into a fashionista.

5. Try out new combinations

Some of the best inspirations come from your own creativity. You can look into your own closet and try out some new outfit ideas. This will bring you steps closer to figuring out your personal style because fashion isn’t just about copying other people’s trends.

6. Watch fashion critic shows

You’ll have a laugh listening to what critics have to say. They have no filter and they’re honest even when celebrities make fashion blunders. Such shows make you realize that everyone is human and we’re all bound to make mistakes no matter how famous you are. You’ll learn what styles are in, what’s not hot anymore in the fashion world and what to do to avoid being a target for the fashion cops

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