Fashion is a way to express your personality. Much like how you carefully choose your clothes, do your hair, or choose your jewelry, you should be considering how to make your cane more stylish too. If you are going to need to use a cane day in and day out, for the foreseeable future, you better start making sure that it has a lot more character to it. Here are some of the ways that you can turn your trusty walking cane into a fashion accessory:
Get a Personalized Grip
This is perfect for individuals who do not require all that much support and do not have wrist issues. Here, you can get really creative with your walking cane grip. You can take a page out of the history books and have the grip turned into an animal of some sort. Perhaps a griffin, an owl, a snake’s head, or even a gargoyle. You can choose a marble topped, ball grip as well. As long as it is comfortable and does not add any stress to your wrist, you can be as unique as you want. If you want to maintain some comfort, you can try an engraving further down, from the grip, where it joins the rest of the cane.
If you need to use an orthopedic or more medical grip, however, this does not mean that your options are limited. You can either dye the grip a different color or wrap it in some form of paper. If you are feeling particularly bold, why not douse it in glitter.
Get the Wooden Look
If you need quite a bit of support, odds are your doctor is probably going to recommend a metal cane. While these are incredibly useful, you may not like the look of the cane. You may much prefer the wooden look. Well, if this is the case there are two things that you can do. One, there are many types of paint available that actually mimic the look of real wood. You can choose which one you like best and paint your cane. If you do not want to go through so much of trouble, there is also one-sided stick paper that serves the same function. You can simply cut out the necessary amount and wrap it around your cane. The benefit of the second option is that you can easily change the paper if you feel like a different pattern.
Add Interesting Effects to the Cane
Not the wooden pattern is not the only design that you can get. You have all sorts of colors and patterns to choose from. Once again, you can either opt for paint or for the sticky paper – the choice is yours. However, why stop there? Why not get some interesting features to wrap around your cane? For instance, you could try a feather boa, some sort of garland, or anything that you like. It is all about matching your cane’s look with your personality. As such, you can choose to do something more subtle or something more exciting, depending on what you are like.
Dress Around the Cane
If you are ever feeling gloomy about the fact that you have to use a cane, why not pretend that it is a part of your costume? Throw on a waist coat, some fancy pants, shiny shoes, and maybe even a top hat. Voila! You and your cane look perfectly compatible. At the very least, you will get some admiring glances or give others something to smile about for a day.
These are only a handful of the ways that you can really make your cane look good and stand out. Your only limit is your imagination.