Your clothes and accessories are a reflection of who you are. If you care about fashion, being on trend is obviously essential. However, you want to do more than just follow the waves of the seasons. Every stylist will tell you that in addition to being on-trend, you must find a way to stand out.
Why? Being unique and expressing yourself through quirky fashion choices takes you from trend follower to trendsetter. It’s all about strategically choosing pieces that will make a statement.
Making a statement with your fashion choices doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated, either. Here are eight easy things to do to make a fashion statement.
#1 Wear Bold Jewelry
From big earrings to artistic necklaces, jewelry is a moment to inspire. Be on the lookout for unique pieces of jewelry that are sure to get people talking. Etsy is an online marketplace full of handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces. Remember, don’t do too many bold pieces at the same time. Instead, choose one statement piece and keep the rest simple.
#2: Buy a Quirky Handbag
The market is full of daring handbags, from see-through plastic bags to bags shaped like tacos, to awe-inspiring, upscale designer handbags that are sure to make a statement. Buy a handbag that expresses you.
#3: Wear Hair Accessories
While a sophisticated and flowing hairstyle is always on-trend, opt instead to use your hair as a fashion statement. You can do trendy updos paired with quirky hairpins to make your unique style standout.
#4: Mix Patterns
You don’t have to be bland with patterns. Standard advice says to choose one bold design, and that’s it, but you can easily make a statement by mixing different patterns. Plaid and leopard print, vertical stripes with horizontal stripes, or a floral print with lines are all possible. Use your discretion. Not all patterns look good together. But, try pairing unexpected patterns, and you’ll be surprised at the pairings that actually go well together.
#5: Play on Classic Trends
Everyone knows about the little black dress. But what about a little white dress? Taking classics and flipping them is a great way to make a statement.
#6: Mix Textiles
Like mixing patterns, mixing textiles is a simple way to make a statement. The leather and lace combo is a popular choice. The denim and leather pairing is another if you’re looking for an edgier look. While traditional advice says to stick to one textile, pairing two unlikely textiles together is a surefire way to make an impression.
#7: Choose Statement T-Shirts
Make a fashion statement, literally, with t-shirts that say how you’re feeling. Use your t-shirts to express your beliefs, your interests, and more. (Here’s a great online store for faith-based t-shirts).
#8: Have Confidence
This tip is the most important one on the list. Confidence is key in fashion. No matter what statement you make, you have to be confident about it. Nothing you do will ever make a mark if you aren’t selling it. Be brave and wear your clothes with confidence.
These are just a few ways to make a fashion statement. Get imaginative and think outside the box, and you’ll be on your way to being the fashion trendsetter in your group of friends.