If you ever get a little bored of wearing the same old trusty outfits or rocking the same old style you’ve always rocked, then mixing up your style could be the way forward. Sometimes, when we wear things we wouldn’t usually go for, it can really open up our minds and change our perspective on what we consider to be “our style.”
You can be whoever you want from day to day. Be a hippie today and a sharp business woman tomorrow. Wear the clothes that make you feel the way you want to feel. You’re under no obligation to be the person you were an hour ago, let alone yesterday!
So, without further adieu, let’s look at 12 ways to mix up your personal style. Enjoy!
1. Try Colorblocking
Colorblocking is possibly one of the coolest things you can do with an outfit, so if you haven’t tried it, now is the time. Choose a few colors you really like and put them together. For instance; a purple top, orange jacket, and teal trousers. It might sound crazy but the combination of bright colors should put you in a great mood. You might just find a brand new way to put your clothes together!
2. Mix Up Some Patterns
Mixing patterns can really spice things up. It might seem scary at first, but it looks uber chic. There are a few ways you can mix patterns. For instance, just throw something on and see what looks good. For example, a rainbow stripe sweater would look incredible with monochrome checked trousers, for. However, you need to find something that works for you, and the patterns don’t always have to be loud to work well. You could just stop trying to match the items in your wardrobe so hard and see how you get on with that. You’ll be surprised at how great things can look when you aren’t so worried about looking put together or “perfect.”
3. Try Out Something Unisex
Clothes are just clothes, it’s people that put a label on them and designate them to either girls or boys. A man can wear a skirt if he wants to, just like women can wear trousers. Why not take the unisex chain and run with it, wearing a more masculine outfit for a change if you usually wear feminine? If you’re always in dresses, try a tailored suit. You could even just go for something like a Gold Chain at Frost NYC to ease yourself into a more masculine style. You might be surprised at how empowered you feel.
4. Create A Mood Board
Creating a mood board is a wonderful way to see what you’re drawn to the most. Pinterest is perfect for doing this, but you could even use magazines. Use the patterns, colors, and various styles you’re drawn to and see which patterns show up. You might just find something brand new that you’ve never worn before but will love!
5. Wear Something You Don’t Think You Can Pull Off
When you go shopping, browse Instagram or whatever, you might see things that make you go, “wow!” but you don’t indulge because you don’t believe you can pull them off. The only reason you can’t pull them off is because you don’t think you can. Wearing all different kinds of clothes is all about confidence and frankly, not caring what anybody else thinks. If you like it, wear it. Be brave. Chances are, you’ll absolutely love wearing something unusual and it’ll give you confidence to be even braver with your outfit choices.
6. Gradually Evolve
Changing your style right away can be scary. You might feel totally apprehensive about being a wallflower one day and a rainbow princess the next. If you’re totally freaked out, then gradually evolve. Slowly introduce different things into your outfits until you feel ready to wear something that you would never have worn before. Style evolves all the time, so yours should be no different!
7. Choose Some Statement Shoes
Statement shoes are one of the easiest and most fun ways to perk up an outfit. Go ahead and buy the bright pink, thigh high boots. Wear some bright red ankle boots. Buy some embellished stilettos. Even if the rest of your outfit is pretty plain, the statement shoes will make a world of difference. This doesn’t mean that’s the only time you can wear your statement shoes – wear them with whatever you like!
8. Add Statement Bling
Do you accessorize enough, or do you let it fall to the wayside? Getting dressed isn’t always enough to have a great look. You need to make sure you accessorize too. A fab necklace can instantly take your outfit from drab to fab. Bangles stacked high can add interest and stop your outfit from looking boring.
Some people think that less is more. However, if you want to mix things up, you should pay attention to the wise words of Iris Apfel. She says, “more is more and less is boring”. Take a look at some of her amazing outfits for inspo. She’s in her 90s, and loves mixing colors, prints, and materials to create the most incredible, artistic looks you could ever dream of. She’s also amazing at mixing different pieces of jewelry, finding many of them in unique stores rather than expensive jewelers. She often pairs multiple pieces so well that they could easily be one piece. Look to other people whose style you love and research what they do to create cool outfits.
9. Put Something On Your Head
Why not have the courage to try a little headwear? Maybe you could wear a headband, or a scarf, or a hat…whatever takes your fancy. If you’re not using to it then it can be daunting, but it could seriously change up your outfit. You might just develop a new love of headwear.
10. Go For Glasses
It doesn’t matter if you don’t need glasses. Pretty much everybody wears glasses these days for fashion purposes alone. Buy some super cool glasses with clear frames and see how that can make a huge difference to your look. If you already have glasses, use them to your advantage. Choose some new cool frames if you dare!
11. Take A Friend Shopping
If you have a good friend, a stylish one is a bonus, go shopping with them and get them to pick out things for you to try on. Don’t say anything to them about what you’re looking for and just see what they come up with. Maybe you could even choose clothes for them. It’ll be so much fun, and you don’t necessarily need to buy what they choose. However, you might be surprised!
12. Focus On The Smaller Details
Always focus on the smaller details of your outfit to bring it together. This could be anything, from the pattern on your socks to the color of your nails. All of these things can make a huge difference and make your outfit stand out for all of the right reasons. It isn’t about being minimalistic with your clothes. It’s about going all out and having lots of fun.
Which of these tips do you think you’ll try out? Leave your thoughts on them below, as well as any other tips you can think of to help people experiment with their personal style more. Remember, you weren’t born to fit in. Try new things and enjoy yourself. Most of all, don’t even worry about what other people think.
Talk to you all in my next post!