It’s easy to get caught up in what’s trending and make wardrobe choices based off of what’s popular, and, there’s nothing wrong with that. As long as you genuinely love what’s trending! However, if you are looking to adopt a more personal style that makes you stand out without looking tacky or out-of-date, things can seem a little more complicated.
When you choose to make unique fashion choices, you’re choosing to show the world who you really are, and it’s important that we all cultivate a unique style of our own. Real syle is all about revealing yourself. If you’re looking for some guidance on where to get started don’t fret! We’ve got you covered. Here are 9 unique fashion choices you can make to stand out from the crowds.
1. Choose a Statement Piece
The first thing that may come to mind when we say “statement piece” is a shiny, obnoxious piece of jewelry or neon-colored handbag but the truth is that a statement piece is much more than that, and it doesn’t have to be obnoxious in any way to set you apart.
Think of your statement piece as the first thing someone will notice about your outfit. Choose it based off of what you want your statement about yourself to be. Are you playful? Minimalist? High-fashion? You could choose a minimalist piece of jewelry or sport a handbag made from a quality fashion-forward brand. If shiny and bright is your thing, don’t be afraid to show it!
2. Go Vintage
Style isn’t about having what’s flying most quickly off the shelves, style is timeless. Don’t be afraid to explore thrift stores or websites for one-of-a-kind vintage accessories and clothing. The smaller the chance that you will run into someone wearing the same item as you, the more your chances of standing out increase.
3. Use Branding to Send a Message
When we’re looking at a piece of clothing we’re usually looking at the color, fabric, and patterns/graphics on the item itself, but, what about the brand that creates it? Making the decision to support a brand that’s sending a good message and creating quality product says a lot you. It shows that you make intelligent decisions, care about giving your money to the right people, and carefully choose each piece of your wardrobe.
4. Give Them Something They Won’t Expect to See
Ever thought about mixing a designer bag with a sporty outfit? You’d be surprised at how the contrasting elements work together to create a look people won’t be able to look away from.
5. Mix Your Patterns
Print on print is trending these days, but, it’s a trend that makes sense and allows room for self-expression. Start with choosing two different prints with the same color and then offset it with a different colored accessory. This will generate graphic interest so don’t be surprised if people are staring a little longer to make sense of it with their eyes!
You can also try mixing stripes and florals, florals on florals, or an understated print with a bolder print.
6. Get Creative with Your Layers
You can be as subtle or loud as you want with this technique. Try having a bright or patterned shirt peek out from under your turtleneck when you want to keep it simple. On the other hand, if you want to go for something bigger, play around with not only layering different colors but different textures of fabric as well!
7. Add a Pop of Color
Wearing a bright colored lipstick, piece of jewelry or handbag with an outfit that is neutral in color will look extremely classy and fashion-forward.
8. Get Ahead
Don’t forget about your head! Headbands, earrings, sunglasses, and even makeup will elevate the expression of your style.
9. Always Choose for Yourself
The most unique fashion choice you can make is the decision to express yourself in every part of your outfit. When choosing new items for your wardrobe, choose items that speak to you. It comes as a shock to many people that all you really have to do to stand out is to be yourself because there’s no one else like you. Own it, live, it, love it, and go for it!