How to style merch fashion
So, I’m the kind of person that gets excited about things very easily. No surprise I’m in love with lots of different franchises such as Star Wars, Totoro and so on and so on. I also love wearing clothes that express my love to whatever franchise I feel like that day. <3
In this post I will show you how I like to style merch fashion: zombie mode – on!
This year, some friends gave to me one of the coolest birthday presents ever: Daryl Dixon’s Poncho! Yes, I really love The Walking Dead (I should totally watch the new episodes, wich I haven’t done yet)! And I also had an eye on this poncho for a looong time. That’s why I got really excited to wear it and creating outfits with it.
At the same time I was wondering, if it is possible to create an everyday outfit with merch fashion without looking cheesy or in a way dressed up. So I came up with some ideas how you can express your fandom in your everyday life.
Find pieces that don’t look like a costume
The best way to create an everyday outfit with merch fashion is by choosing a piece that looks like it is no merch. Yeah, how is this possible right? My poncho for example looks like a normal poncho, especially to people who don’t know that it actually is a TWD fan item. But at the same time it is the same poncho Daryl was wearing in the show, so at least other fans might notice it. This way you are able to express your fandom with style and without looking cheesy.
Don’t try too hard
Just be yourself. Another way to make your piece suitable for everyday use is by translating it into your own style. Don’t try too hard recreating the original look of the character. This is not a cosplay! … Unless you want it to be a cosplay, then go ahead! 🙂
So here is my outfit…
Daryl Dixon’s Poncho: EMP
Shoes: Iron Fist
I hope you liked this post. See you in my next one! <3
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