How to change your appearance in Saints Row

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Knowing how to change your appearance in Saints Row means you can update your look during the game, by accessing character customization or changing clothes by using your phone. However, you won't be able to access all of the customization options and clothes from the beginning, so I've got an explanation of how to unlock new clothes and character options as you progress. Armed with this information you'll be able to change your boss' look, update your appearance in Saints Row, and revisit character customization via the wardrobe whenever you want to.

How to change appearance in Saints Row

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To change your appearance in Saints Row, whether body, face, hair or clothing,  you can go through the Style app on the top row of the in-game phone. Selecting it allows you to effectively go back into full character customization, as you experienced at the start of the game when first making your boss, as well as including wardrobe options for changing your clothes - no need to use any Saints Row fast travel to reach clothes shops or changing areas.

You can use the Style app to completely change every personal element of your character, including:

  • Face
  • Hair
  • Body
  • Clothes
  • Voice
  • Emotes
  • Censor options

You can customize your appearance at any time, with no limitations, and your character's appearance has no bearing on stats or abilities - you can also change your Saints Row Skills whenever you want too. Saints Row has an emphasis on personalized bosses, so changing aspects of your character is always free and there's no restrictions built into it. Just don't make anything TOO ghoulish - the people of Santo Ileso are already put through enough hell already, right? Although you could show off to/horrify your friends with your boss' appearance via Saints Row crossplay.

How to get new clothes in Saints Row

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Clothing options in Saints Row are actually pretty limited to start with, a small selection of basic clothes and gear. Some clothing is given as mission rewards, side quest rewards, and Saints Row Ventures unlocks but most of it is bought from stores around the game. It's important to remember that the clothes you see for sale will vary from store to store - they don't all have the same stock, and usually reflect the store's general aesthetic.

Here are some examples of stores and the style of their stock, though there's plenty more in the game, including very small stores offering niche items:

  • The Swole Hole: Gym and "bro" clothing
  • Buckaroo Leggings: Western and cowboy clothing
  • #Trending: Fashionable, modern clothing 

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Joel Franey
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