For those who cannot find the style that they are looking for on the high street, one of the best options available online now is the chance to design your own hoodie, t-shirt, polo shirt or any other item of clothing that you can imagine. This means that you get exactly the design that you want, often for a fraction of the price of branded clothing.
When it comes to designing your own clothing, regardless of the fact that there are more style options to choose from, it can be difficult to get inspiration for designing your own hoodie and then settling on a final design. However, there are several great ways for you to gather ideas.
Firstly, get your inspiration from the designer brands that you like but do not want to pay a great deal of money for. If you are looking to purchase a hoodie, chances are that you will have seen many amazing designs from surfing and skateboarding brands, as well as those marketed by music groups and bands.
Although the aim is not to copy the design outright – which could be indeed be violating copyright law – this is a great source of inspiration for which colours work well together, and if there are any particular motifs that you like. You can then take some of these ideas and then use these to create something which has all the style elements that you like.
Another place to look before you design your own hoodie is online stores – often versions of the high street ones – as well as in fashion catalogues, which will expose you to trends and brands that you normally would not come across. Browse the various fashions available and see if there are any that appeal to you.
If so, again make note of the colours and designs that you would like to imitate in your own hoodie design. Of course, if you are designing your hoodie for a specific purpose such as for a sports team, it is wise to look at real world examples of sports team hoodies too. If you are looking for stag do hoodies, searching online for stag do hoodie designs will also give you inspiration.
Finally, ask the company that you are thinking of buying your custom hoodies from if they have any of their own suggestions for your design. There are often team of experienced designers working for these businesses, and they will be more than happy to help you find a design that will be appropriate and to your taste.
You can often do this research by yourself by browsing their portfolios, but otherwise your best bet is to ask them directly about the colour and motif options that they offer. You can also ask them if they can recommend some of their favourite designs that they have made, or any particular trends that they have noticed recently which look good.
When the moment comes to design your own hoodie, no doubt you will now have a list of colours and motifs that will work for you. Choosing the colour is often the easier part, but coming up with a motif design that is not copyrighted is harder. Again, ask the custom clothing company if they offer any particular standard motifs that would work for you.
If not, the best thing to do is visit a Creative Commons website and search for those designs that are free for public use, without being subject to copyright law. You can use these as freely as you wish on your hoodie, often modifying the colour and design as needed. Or, if you are feeling particularly artistic, you can create your own hoodie motif yourself.