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What do you think of when you hear the word “fashion”? Is it a dress with ruffles? High-waisted jeans? Skirts that go down to the ankle? Or perhaps you’re thinking of the latest fad to sweep the fashion industry? Whatever you think, chances are it’s an image that you don’t see often. Unfortunately, the fashion industry is saturated with images that are not representative of how most people dress. Most people dress conservatively. They like to mix and match, but rarely do you see people wearing all the same things simultaneously. They dress in their own personal style, whether to impress or not, but rarely does it impact others.

How To Dress Outside The Norm

Dressing outside the norm is much more than just looking different to other people. You might think that because you are dressing outside the norm, you aren’t dressing up at all because you aren’t wearing any makeup, but I think you can still look different without wearing makeup. Most of us dress according to the fashion we live in; we wear whatever we see as “cool” and popular. But as we all know, fashion is something that changes. Here are some tips on how you can dress outside the norm and still avoid looking too much like a typical fashion victim.

Avoid trendy pieces

While the best style often comes from a mix of what you actually own and what’s trendy, there’s a fine line between embodying the latest fashion trend and putting your best foot forward. Don’t let trends define who you are: stick to what works and tune out all the other noise.

Dress for your age

It can be so tempting to want to look better, but the thought of wanting to change your clothes can be scary if you don’t know where to start. That’s why so many people are afraid to take the first step. What you are wearing is the first thing people notice, so it’s important to dress for your age.

Work with your body

You may have heard that health is wealth, but that doesn’t mean that the right clothing can’t make you look healthier too. Of course, there are other factors to consider, like the right shoes to wear with certain types of clothing, how to accessorize and other factors that are specific to each one of us. But, at the end of the day, the best way to figure out how clothes, shoes, and accessories work is to experiment and learn.

Flaunt your assets

With the rise of social media, audiences can share their opinions on nearly anything. When it comes to style, men and women are increasingly conscious of what they wear, and they pay attention to what their friends, family, and other significant others are wearing. Even if you’re not the most stylish member of your social circle, you can still flaunt your assets by making sure you can stand out in a crowd.  

Know your correct size.

Everybody has their own idea of what is the correct size. It is important to know how to know your correct size for clothes. If you do not know your correct size, it is better to go to a specialist.

When in doubt, go back to basics

When you’re new to a style, it’s easy to feel intimidated. It’s a new world out there with a scary number of styles, brands, and trends to decide from. So, if you have doubt about your style, and you’re not comfortable with it, you should go back to your basic style. But it is more interesting if you can still try some new styles for yourself. Because it is boring to stay in your old fashion, and you will be behind the new trends.  

We all know how to dress well, but we tend to dress within the norm. It’s a pattern we all fall into, but it’s a pattern that can be broken. The key to dressing well is to find your own style and develop a personal signature, something that makes you stand out from the other people in your field.

Sophie Morgan Griffin

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