First impressions say a lot, and how you present yourself can say even more. When it comes to the first things people notice about you, your wardrobe goes hand in hand with the impression you leave. What you believe, what you like, and who you are can all be represented by the way you clothe yourself, and living in an environment that accepts whatever that may look like gives you complete freedom to truly express yourself.
As important as making a good first impression through your attire is, being true to your personality while you do it is essential to finding happiness and comfort in your style, whatever that may be. Portland, Oregon is the epitome of self expression and art: an environment that truly lets you be you. Why not take full advantage of it?
Finding reliable clothing stores and companies that supply materials for your art around Portland can take time and extensive searching. Seeking out stores and boutiques that befriend you in the artistic process can make your experience more enjoyable, and supply a reliable source of merchandise you can trust to always be there. Boutiques like Paloma Clothing supply both everyday and special occasion apparel, and support brands that are eco-friendly in their creation.
Once you’ve started creating a masterpiece of a wardrobe, upkeeping it is important. Washing delicate clothing in cool water and hanging to dry will ensure they remain in the state you first fell in love with them in. Certain dresses and blazers are best kept if dry cleaned, so always double check the tags to make sure you are cleaning your apparel in the best possible way.
Investing in sewing materials can also be a great way to upkeep and alter your own clothing, exactly how you like it. Don’t worry about buying any manuals or sewing how-tos; everything you need to know can be find online, on a blog or YouTube video. If you do decide to invest in something, heavily consider a quality sewing machine. It may sound out-of-date, but having your own sewing machine at home will truly change how you dress, what you buy, and how you take care of any annoying rips or tears that need fixing on the spot. You can eventually start sewing your own one-of-a-kind creations, representing who you are and what you love more truthfully and accurately in your everyday attire.
After you’ve grown tired with a certain theme or phase of clothing, be sure to let someone else enjoy your treasures! Donating your clothes to shelters, thrift stores, or the salvation army ensure your clothes get the absolute most wear and pleasure they could give, while reducing and reusing the materials in your community.
In the City of Roses, every human is valued and appreciated for any expression of art they may display. One displayal you carry everywhere is your body and the way you choose to decorate it. Don’t be afraid to express exactly what you feel through the way you shop and the way you dress. In essence, what you wear is who you are. So wear it proudly. Wear it boldy. Your expression deserves to be heard.