Fashion Accessories With a Purpose

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In a way, most fashion items do serve a purpose. They provide us with coverage so that we can head into the outside world without exposing ourselves. But when it comes to accessories, we often find items that purely add decoration to our outfits. There are, however, a few accessories that are hugely practical and can help you out in your day to day life at the same time as contributing to your aesthetic. Here are a couple that you might want to take into consideration!

A Watch

Perhaps the most functional and practical accessory that many people invest in is a watch. Knowing the time is an absolute essential and back in the day, wearing a watch was one of the only ways to determine the time without having to revert to using a clock on the wall or heading out into public to check public clocks. Nowadays, a watch isn’t quite as necessary in order to know the time. The vast majority of us carry around smartphones that display the time on their home screens 24/7. But a watch is still an extremely useful investment. Sometimes, there are circumstances where you may not be able to simply pull your smartphone out. Perhaps you’re at work and phone use isn’t allowed. Maybe you’re partway through a meeting and want to quickly check how long is left. You might be mid-conversation and want to subtly determine the time without distracting the speaker. Your smartphone might simply be tucked away in the pocket of your bag and you want to check without digging around. The watch really isn’t dead. Plus, it makes an extremely fashionable accessory. There are so many different styles out there, ranging from James Bond inspired watches to delicate timepieces, so there’s bound to be something that suits you!

A Bag

We often take bags for granted. But they serve an extremely practical purpose! They store our belongings while we’re on the go! Most of us need to carry too many items around to conveniently store them in our hands or pockets. Having a quality bag can help you to carry everything you need for the day, often in a hands-free manner. Plus, they look great and can add to an outfit endlessly. When choosing a bag, it’s a good idea to take a look at the countless styles on the market. For maximum space and security, you could consider a rucksack or backpack. For complete hands-free storage (perhaps you’re at a concert, hiking, or engaging in another activity), fanny packs or bum bags are ideal. If you just need some space for your smartphone, hand sanitiser, keys, and wallet or purse, a standard bag will do.

These are just a couple of different types of practical accessories that you might want to invest in. Each serves a useful purpose, alongside adding a touch of personality and individuality to your look!

 

Embroidery designs and files with Design Bundles

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I have always been interested in designing and creating things from scratch. Many years ago, I played around with the idea of becoming a fashion designer. That idea disappeared shortly after naturally. I realised I was not a natural when it came to sewing and designing pieces/accessories. The interest wasn’t really there either. I still remember when a good friend tried to get me into crotchet. She created many lovely little cardigans and blankets for the kiddies when they were babies, but I just wasn’t interested in those sorts of things at all. Fast forward a few years now, we are still in lockdown and there is a lot more time to do many things at home, and I know many people are playing around with baking, cooking, sewing, and a lot more at home. If you are interested in embroidery designs, you will find this post very useful.

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Embroidery Designs

Embroidery designs have been around for a very long time and they are still quite popular. The easiest way to describe embroidery is as an art of decorating using materials like fabrics, pearls, beads, sequins, and quills, alongside a needle to apply thread. Embroidery designs are always very eye-catching and artistic. I find them very creative which is why they always catch my attention. You can easily spot embroidery designs on caps, hats, dresses, skirts, tops, blankets, coats, dress shirts, and many more. The designs always stand out so beautifully, which is why I love going for pieces and accessories with some embroidered pattern on them.

Embroidery file formats are the ways in which embroidery designs are saved in a software format or a machine format. Usually. you will need to have an embroidery machine and the right software to transfer files to your machine so you can use the designs. Before you purchase an embroidery design, you will need to find out which format will be compatible with your machine. When it comes to embroidery files, this is where Design Bundles comes in to save the day.

Design Bundles

Design Bundles was created in July 2016 to provide affordable digital products like patterns, mockups, templates, graphics, craft files, and illustrations. The brand has over 1 million users and 150,000 marketplace products. Design Bundles works as the bridge connecting independent designers with customers in search of creative discounted designs. There are thousands of design options available for various projects, so it is worth having a look on the website for sure.

Here are 2 of my favourite designs from Design Bundles –

Floral Wreath for Monogram Frame in 5 sizes

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This floral wreath is simply beautiful. I love the design a lot. The pastel floral look caught my eye immediately. This design is a digital file/instant download. It comes in  5 sizes, 7 colours with 7 thread change. I can picture this design on a dress or skirt for me. It would look so pretty.

Unicorns Australian Wattle Machine Embroidery Design in 2 s

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My daughter is a huge fan of unicorns. I know she would love this stunning design right here. It will look amazing on a top for her. I can already picture the design on a black/blue top. It will look so good. This beauty is an instant download machine embroidery design in 2 sizes.

What do you think of these designs?

Ecommerce Fashion Brand: Adding More Items Through Collaboration

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As a fashion brand that is trying to break out and compete with the big dogs, you will always be on the hunt for more items to put on sale on your website. Many brands are collaborating together because it’s simply too expensive to go it completely alone these days. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are also doing this but in a slightly different way. They are selling their own fashion line but they are also ‘mixing and matching’ all sorts of items that would go well with their line. Essentially, this allows brands and customers to make and buy all sorts of outfits from one ecommerce website. The road to increasing your items list isn’t as long as you would think it is.

 

Bare-faced honesty and collaboration

Before you try different angles, just consider emailing a fashion brand that you want to work with. It’s very common for brands that specialize in winter to work together. Hugo Boss photograph models wearing their long woolen overcoats, who are also wearing leather gloves made by a specialist company called Dents. At the bottom of every item page, there are clickable links to all the other items the model is wearing. Coming from this sort of angle, it makes sense to just email the brands you like, present this idea of collaboration and see how far you can get.

Going for a meeting

If all goes well with your email or phone conversation, you will be called in to pitch to the sales assistant and his or her team. They are in charge of ‘new partnerships’ which is basically, finding all kinds of brands, entrepreneurs, modeling agencies, and suppliers to work with. To shock and wow them during your pitch, you need to go hell for leather in your presentation.

It should consist of all the relevant figures. What kind of visitor numbers do you achieve on your ecommerce website? What kind of follower numbers and interaction do you get on social media? What are your sales figures? What is the best thing that people like about your range? Coupled with all this kind of information needs to be a digital visual conjuring of what it would be like to see people walking down the street wearing both of your brands. You can do real-world modeling photos to illustrate this but hiring a professional photoshop image editor would be better.

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Handling the traffic

The brands you’re working with will want to know if you can handle the sales that might come from collaborating with you. They will be a little hesitant if you don’t have the bandwidth and space for your ecommerce website to extract as many sales as possible if you were to be chosen. With a cheap vps package like the VPS Ultra, you can more than handle your own turf. With 200GB in SSD space, 32GB of RAM, and automated backups, you can bench press any amount of traffic and remain reliable during rush hour.

As we all seek to climb out of this pandemic-led recession, working with different brands is going to become the norm. This is how you can get your foot in the door first.

 

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