There’s a lot out there in society that – sometimes subconsciously, sometimes not – tries to make us fit in with the crowd. All across the country, there are people who want to express themselves as loudly as possible but are put off by these unseen but powerful forces. But we say life’s too short to listen to all that noise. You only get one life, and it’s your duty as a human being to be as expressive as possible. If it makes you feel any better, know that there’s nothing to worry about from other people; if anything, there’ll be impressed that you’ve got the confidence to be bold! Not sure where to start? Below, we take a look at some ways you can go big and bold and turn heads for all the right reasons.
Let’s begin by figuring out what exactly you want your style to be, and then amplify that style so that it’s as big and bold as possible. Take a look when you’re walking around society; who is that you admire when it comes to fashion? Who, when it comes down to you, are you turning your head for on the street? This is the person that you want to be eventually, so take a look at their style. When it comes to buying clothes for this style, it’s best if you avoid shopping at the biggest, most popular stores; these are the clothes that everyone else will be wearing. Instead, find those boutique stores. Quality clothing will always make a splash!
Getting the Message Across
Being bold isn’t just about the clothes you’re wearing, or the colors or anything else like that; sometimes, it’s about the text that you’re projecting to the world. There was once a time when text on your t-shirt might not have been the strongest look, and that can still be the case if you’re going for the ‘off the rack’ t-shirts from the biggest stores. But done properly, text on your clothes has the potential to be as bold as anything else. Naturally, the text will have the most impact if it’s somewhat controversial. Do you have it in you to make some noise as you go about your daily business? Only the boldest do!
Subtle, Powerful Additions
As with every other facet of life, the most powerful statements are the subtle ones. It’s the additions that stand out, but don’t dominate a person’s look that stands out the most. If you’re already wearing a great outfit, then focus on your accessories. A gold choker will take your look from ‘strong’ to ‘head-turning strong.’ Jewelry of any kind will help you to make a statement, and especially so when you want to make a splash at your next evening event.
Sometimes, it’s not about doing things differently than everyone else; it’s about doing things better than them. There are times throughout the year when you don’t have the same opportunity to show off your sense of style. Take winter, for example. During those chilly months, you’re pretty limited with what you can show to people. In fact, if you’re able to showcase more than your winter overcoat and bag to the world, then you’ve had a good day. But being bold is all about doing what you can with what you have, and if all you have is a bag and coat, then make sure they’re signature pieces. Of all the items in your wardrobe, it’s your coat and bag that deserves the most attention. Most people overlook them, but they see the light of door more than any other pieces in your wardrobe for a quarter of the year. Buy well, and they’ll last you years!
Hair’s a Story
There’s one part of you with which you make a statement every day, and it’s sitting on top of your head. Your hair says a lot about you; how you see yourself, how creative you’re willing to get when it comes with your body, and so on. In many ways, the hair is a tattoo that everyone has. What does yours say about you? You only have to look back to the punk era of the 1970’s to see just how bold hair can be. If you’re looking to make a statement but don’t have the budget to have an overthrow of your wardrobe, then you might want to get out your hair scissors and hair coloring and get to work.
If you’re only dealing with today’s fashions, then you’re seriously limiting your potential to look good. Instead of focusing on what looks good in 2017, why not take a look at what good in decades past? There are whole decades of fashion waiting to be discovered. You might just find that raiding the wardrobe of your mum and grandmother is more fruitful than scouring the shopping mall for something that looks good. There are always retro, vintage markets being held in all the big cities, so get down there and see what you can pick up.
Left Behind Goods
And it’s not only retro goods that are worth looking at. It can also be prosperous buying second-hand clothes, for a number of reasons. For one thing, you might just pick up a top-end fashion bargain that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. Like it or not, all the biggest and boldest fashion items are produced by the companies who treat fashion as a form of expressive art.
Sometimes, the classics, the basic classics that are effortless in their simplicity, are best. Take dresses. There is no greater way for women to make an impression that turning up in a killer red or black dress. In the summer, it’s all about the light white dress and hot combination. From time to time, it’s about just to get rid of all the other factors and just focus on what works best. With those items in your locker, you’ll also have a go-to knockout look.
Accentuate What You’ve Got
And hey, let’s not forget about what of the sharpest tools you’ve got in your toolbox: your figure! That one is entirely yours, so make sure it’s being flaunted to the world in all its glory. You’ll need to figure out how to dress to suit your body shape, but once you’ve figured that out, you’ll have an added feature to your look that you know will always be with you!
Who says we have to limit ourselves to only what clothes are prescribed to our gender? The truth is that men’s clothes are sometimes fantastic, so why not dig into your partner’s side of the wardrobe and see if there’s anything in there that might suit you better than it does him? Men’s clothing is cut a little differently from women’s, so it’ll have a slowly unusual fit, but this should be embraced. It’s a subtle look that will get you noticed! If nothing else, you’ll have gained an oversized sweater or two that’ll be perfect for lounging around.
Everyone, whether they like it or not, is political; it’s just that some people are passive, and some aren’t. Art has always been at the forefront of the political action, and as fashion is an offshoot of art, what you wear is a chance to show the world what you really feel about what’s going on in the world. If you have an agenda you want other people to see, then going punk with your t-shirts might be the most effective method!
Grab Your Style
It is perhaps not enough just to have a few show-stopping pieces in the locker. For your outfit to really work, you need to make your bold look your signature style. It’ll take time to fill your wardrobe with enough items to have something to wear every day, but it’ll come in time. If you have to start somewhere, focus on the items that you know you’ll be wearing most days.
Walking With Confidence
Finally, let’s not forget the biggest factor when it comes to being bold: confidence. It doesn’t matter what clothes you’re wearing or how awesome you otherwise look; then you won’t be able to radiate all that’s good about the effort you’ve put in. Confidence can only come from within, but also, don’t forget that wearing clothes that make us feel good can be a real self-esteem booster!
In your life, you’ll only be presented with so many chances to show who you are to the world. If you’re a singer, then you can do it every day on stage. If you’re a writer, then you’ll be showing who you are to the world through the written word. For everyone else, it’s about taking the opportunities that we have. And the best opportunity we have is through our clothes. If you feel that you need to be more expressive, it might be time to shake up the wardrobe and showcase who you are every day.