As the world opens up and internet connects us together, it becomes much easier for open-source fashion to bloom. The famous brands are all well and good, but there’s something to be said for a grassroots look from a handful of creative millenials. Craftsman sites like Etsy allow those with the entrepreneurial spirit to share their works with the world and give them a chance to take on a life of their own.

Unconventional tops, custom-designed jewelry, and the occasional ironic retro look have surfaced all over Pinterest and Instagram, and browsers take notice. Like most trend-centric pursuits, fashion tends to be somewhat cyclical. A look that didn’t work a decade ago could work now, not because the look itself has changed, but because society’s sensibilities have.

If you’ve got an idea for a design, don’t be afraid to put it out there. If you think it seems silly and boring, that’s more than likely because it’s all you (and you alone) have been thinking about. Give it a fresh pair of eyes, and you just might find that it’s just what the fashion world has been looking for.