Have you ever found the perfect pair of heels, but the color isn’t exactly right? Of course, being the savvy shopper that you are, you rationalize: I can make it work. So you buy it. But months later, your once-promising purchase ends up gathering dust in the back of your closet.
We’re here to tell you don’t have to go through that ever again, thanks to a slew of brilliant sites and services that allow you to have the clothes and accessories that you really, truly want. It’s like playing designer: You choose the style, size, color, and voilà! You have the perfect piece. It’s the ultimate answer to buyer’s remorse. So, what are you waiting for? Click through to start building your dream closet.
Shoes of Prey
This foot-friendly site lets you dream up your ideal shoe. They offer everything from oxfords to ballet flats to ankle boots, and you can even choose whether you want a stiletto versus a stacked heel or a d’Orsay pump over a slingback—the options are seriously endless. You can customize pretty much every element of a shoe because each design is made to order and delivered to you in four weeks with free shipping. Sounds like a no-brainer to us.
Bow & Drape
Bow & Drape allows you to put your own spin on an adorable selection of clothing and accessories, ranging from sweatshirts to weekender bags and even pet clothes. The customizable extras are fun and highly Instagrammable: You can add a cheeky, sequined statement to a T-shirt, and if you fancy an emoji on your sleeve (a heart, perhaps?), you can do that with a single click. Each item is made to order in New York City, and you have up to 60 days to make a return.
This high-style site makes custom luxury fashion accessible with its easy-to-use website and an extensive collection of on-trend clothing styles, prints, and fabrics. It offers classic wardrobe must-haves as well as seasonal, trendier styles, including a ’90s-style crop top, an off-the-shoulder dress, and a peplum jumpsuit. After choosing your base silhouette, you select a fabric. They have everything from silk to jacquard to lamé, and each offers their own impressive range of prints. Tinker Tailor also does exclusive collaborations that allow you to customize designer pieces—something that sounds right out of Clueless, right? Well, the movie is what inspired co-founder Aslaug Magnusdottir to create Tinker Tailor in the first place. If her name sounds familiar, it’s because she is one of the founders of Moda Operandi, so you know you’re in good hands.
As you can probably assume from the name, Knyttan allows you to design your knitwear, from the perfect-fitting pullover to scarves and shawls. All of its products are made from fine Italian-spun Merino wool, so you don’t have to worry about quality. The best part about Knyttan, though, would have to be the selection of customizable prints. They’re graphic, colorful, and downright cool.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.