Whether your character loves it or hates it, fashion can play a serious role in how your writing, and one that is often highly under-rated.
I remember one really great writer in a game I ran whose characters always came off so clearly and strongly right from the beginning of a scene, and a good chunk of that had to do with how this writer described them through and by the clothes they wore at the outset, which matched up perfectly with their different character's personalities. I was always impressed by how original she was and by how well she knew her characters by this seemingly insignificant aspect.
While one doesn't want to begin every scene with an itemized list of what their character is wearing, it can be super helpful--and enjoyable!--for you as a writer to think about how your character expresses themselves through their choice in clothing, whether they're passionate fashionistas or just pick up the closest thing off the floor. So! Here are some resources to get you started.POLYVORE:
By far my favourite place, this website allows you to create "sets" of clothing by compiling the pieces on a whole bunch of clothing-merchant websites. One thing I love about this is all the methods there are to sort by! Keywords, colours, price range, all at once! All of these help in really focusing your search for your character's fashion. You can see examples of character wardrobes for a high-school game in this post here
I should post this with a warning. You are probably going to want to buy every other article you see on here. But Etsy is a wonderful resource for those that have characters fond of vintage, hand-made, or one-of-a-kind articles. There could also be inspiration there for fashion in period-games in the "Costume" section (not to mention, good ideas for your character's quickly-approaching Halloween costume).THINK GLEE:
As the article points out, Glee
fills out the cast wardrobe by going to real malls
and buying actual things people wear
. Who would have thought? If you have a modern-day game, check out the websites of average stores like Old Navy, Smart Set, Eddie Bauer, etc.
This post inspired entirely by Stardoll