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How To Handle Fashion Gifts You Don’t Like


Post by Taislany Gomes • November 04, 2021 • Other

It can happen to the best of us. One of the big risks of getting anyone a fashion gift is that if you don’t get their tastes in fashion right, you can end up getting a gift that they have no love for or intention of wearing. If you have been put in that position, you might be wondering what to do with a garment or an accessory you don’t like. Here, we’re going to look at your options.

 

Find a way to repurpose or upstyle it

The best outcome for all involved, and sometimes the only option if you don’t have a receipt or anything else to do with it, is to find a way to repurpose, style, or redecorate it. There are plenty of guides on how to adjust clothes and to give them a new look or to help them better fit you. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, there’s a lot that you can do, even if it’s just stealing patterns from clothes to fit them onto something else. From basic alterations to full-blown upcycling, see if you can’t update your gift to better suit you.

See if you can trade it

Brand new fashion pieces and acessories of all kinds allow for a little more flexibility in that they are more likely to be in demand. For instance, if you got a watch, then you can easily sell your watch, either for money or you can trade it in with a watch store to get enough credit to get something that’s more in your style. This can be a good idea if someone had the right intention, but their aim was just a little off and you want a style adjustment more than a completely different gift.

Donate it to someone else

If you have been looking for gift ideas, then you may have had some inspiration dropped into your lap. Do you know of someone who might like the garment or accessory that you were just given much more? Providing that it hasn’t seen too much use, you could re-gift what you received, making sure they get something that’s practically brand new. To avoid any conversations, you should make sure that the recipient and the person who gave you the gift aren’t too likely to encounter one another.

Ask for the receipt

If there’s nothing else you can do with it, and your giver didn’t give you the receipt, you can always be bold and ask for it. It’s important to strike the right chord, to be grateful that they gave you the gift but be honest that it’s not exactly the right style. You can always fib a little and tell them it’s not the right size or is uncomfortable, too.

Of course, you can always grin and bear it, wearing that piece at least a couple of times when you’re around the gift giver. It might not be the most genuine approach but, if there’s nothing you can do with it, you can at least make them feel a little good.

 

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