Wheelchair, scooter, crutches, canes, as people with physical disabilities we always have our own accessories.
Getting a wardrobe that doesn’t bunch up when we are sitting in our wheelchairs, or trip us when we are using our walking aids can be a mission impossible for even the best of us diva fashionistas.
Just because we are physically disabled doesn’t mean we have to look like we came out of Reject Fashion Magazine.
So here are some easy tips to follow before you hit the stores or throw out every piece of clothing in your closet.
First, look at what you have in your closet now. I am sure it can’t be that bad.
Take out any clothes that are raggedy or permanently stained and throw them out.
Gross! What are you waiting for?
Then you should get rid of any clothing that you don’t like. That sounds easy but we all know that in your closet you have items that you don’t want to get rid of because Auntie So So gave it to you for your birthday 800 years ago!
Let go of the past so you can embrace the future in the present!
If you have any items that you really love but need mending, do it! It’s hard enough to get clothes that fit us well so let’s take care of them.
I met a guy who lost his arm in a motorcycle accident and he was a sharp dressed man. He found a seamstress who was willing to negotiate a price for all of the shirts and jackets that he had and would have in the future.
He got rid of the sleeve where he didn’t have an arm. He said he didn’t see the need for it and it wasn’t like he was going to grow another arm anytime soon. He wasn’t into wearing a prosthetic arm.
But you know, whatever makes you happy.
After you get rid of the ugly, mend the bad, you can start looking for the good.
First, remember that quality always out shines quantity.
It is a must to have a few quality pieces like they say in those fashion magazines. However, we know that we have to adjust certain pieces to fit our bodies just right.
For example, it is very difficult for me to find a dress my size due to my short stature so now I buy blouses that can also double up as a dress.
This saves me money, time and energy!
Try not to go for pieces of clothing that require ironing. It is too cumbersome for us and a waste of time. But hey, if you have someone who can do it for you with a smile then go for it!
Accessorizing is very important and can literally transform an outfit into looking like three different new outfits.
It depends on your taste and style. Show some of your unique personality.
I have met some very well dressed people with physical disabilities and they know the importance of accessories.
Last but not least in the world of fashion, wear clothes that make you want to go out and say hi to the world.
It’s not only a statement of fashion but of your life!
Go out and live a fashionably audacious life!
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