Despite the amount of labels and styles out there nowadays, fashion is often accused of uniformity. Making everyone look the same when trends come and go, because the magazines and runways inform us which ones are in and which are out.
While it is true to a certain extent, there’s nothing to say you cannot be truly unique in what you wear. At the end of the day a person will wear whatever they feel like wearing, regardless of public opinion, because that’s what they like. Just like a person will play on FoxyBingo or eat chocolate if they feel like it. If they happen to enjoy wearing the trendy items, then that’s their prerogative.
If you’ve ever thought you can’t be trendy and unique at the same time, then here are a few ways you can give it a go anyway:
Comfort – Wear whatever you are comfortable in. Just because your best friend wears a certain accessory or likes boots instead of wedges, doesn’t mean you have to dress their way too. If you aren’t comfortable, avoid.
For you – Don’t dress for other people. If you should be dressing for anyone, it should be yourself. Whether you use your clothes as a shield or as a way to express yourself, make sure your decisions are based on what you want to wear and look like. Not anyone else’s opinion.
Where to shop – Dressing uniquely is often helped by where you shop. By that I mean shopping somewhere you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find items of interest. There are the designer shops, and the high street ones that are the go to spots for clothes shopping. And then you have the background ones: markets, garage sales, charity shops, the back of your friends closet.
Remember, it’s your quirks that will make how you dress unique.