It is so tempting to wear athleisure or casual outfits every day. After all, shirts and leggings are so comfortable. Plus, sneakers and flat shoes are easy to match. But that comfy look can be a bit boring sometimes. Maybe, it’s time to bring out your quirkiness and be fabulous with not-so-usual outfits.
Wearing items with bold colors and eccentric prints and patterns can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never experimented with quirky style before. But don’t fret. Here are some tips to help you discover your unique fashion style and develop confidence wearing your not-so-mainstream yet fun, bold outfit choices.
Start with quirky palm beach prints
Summer is here, so it’s time to go out and have fun (while observing health protocols, of course). Go for the most eccentric prints for your swimwear, maxi dresses, or summer polo shirts to start embracing your quirkiness. You can even be extra fabulous with your eccentric fashion choices if you match them with the right pieces. Wearing a vibrant pink and green maxi dress? Match it with beige or white espadrilles wedges. Polish off your look with a crossbody bag and cute shades. Oh, and don’t forget your sunscreen.
Have fun accessorizing
Picking unique accessories is an easy way to stand out from the crowd. A vibrant, patterned scarf can add a pop of color to your outfit, a pair of retro sunglasses can spice up your summer outfit, and an animal ring can be a statement piece. The point is you can spice up a simple outfit with bold accessories. So go and have fun checking out different accessories to match or elevate your clothes in the closet.
Try a unique hairstyle
If you’re not ready yet to trade your athleisure items for quirky clothes, you can start with your hairstyle instead. You would be surprised how a slight change in your hairstyle can change your overall look. Who knows, maybe you might find this new hairstyle even better than your go-to ‘do whenever you visit your hairdresser. From this simple change, you can be confident in embracing more of your uniqueness.
Go for eccentric pants
Many people wear quirky tops, and since being quirky is all about being unique, you need to do the opposite—and focus on wearing eccentric pants instead. For instance, buy a pair of abstract-printed straight-leg pants. Match it with a plain, white off-shoulder top. You can complete your look with ankle strap wedges, tassel earrings, and funky pair of sunglasses. That unique outfit is sure to turn heads.
Mimic a vintage style
Another way to make yourself a trendsetter instead of a fashionable follower in this decade is to step a few years back and check out the styles that your parents or grandparents used to rock. The 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s styles are completely different from what you see in magazines and runways today. So if you try to mimic these vintage styles, you will find yourself dressing more uniquely than your peers today.
Buy some items from thrift stores
If you no longer want to shop from the display racks of your favorite stores, where should you buy instead? Here’s where thrift stores can come in. Thrift shops are excellent spots to find a variety of unique, eccentric, and vintage clothing. You can even find these shops online, including Instagram.
To avoid feeling overwhelmed by too many choices in thrift shops, set a budget for a certain item. Following that budget, buy everything that fits. That’s an affordable way to fill your closet with cool and wacky clothing items that you can mix and match with other pieces, whether they’re plain or quirky, too.
Experiment with eccentric makeup
Channel your inner James Charles or Jeffree Star by trying out on new and eccentric makeup. This is a good move, whether you want to go all-out with your quirky style or take your style change bit by bit. No matter eccentric, makeup is easy to remove, after all. So don’t be afraid to have fun with a different makeup look. For unique looks, check out some videos of the best beauty and makeup YouTubers.
When it comes to fashion, it’s perfectly fine to go with what’s trending. But if you want to stand out and embrace your uniqueness, you shouldn’t be afraid to try out new clothing, makeup, or hairstyle. Who knows, you might like an eccentric style that is way different from what you used to follow but makes you feel more confident and comfortable with your own skin.