I did a post, by vid, yesterday, about the fact that each of us can transform ourselves using the language of Attire if we wish. We can, each and all of us, become something entirely different, if we choose to present an image that not only others will believe, but we ourselves can fully get behind.
There is no person in human history I can think of that has taken this concept, and run as far with it as this one; Elizabeth Tudor, First Queen Elizabeth of England.
Take the time to look deep into yourself and what you want, and make the apparel you choose, whether its expensive, second hand, or made at home, reflect those choices. Most people will see your meaning, if you are being true to yourself. And those who will not, are not worth your consideration, for they aren't interested in knowing your truth.