It’s not easy being unique nowadays, what with everyone chasing after the latest fads and the herd mentality practically forcing you to conform to the latest norms, even though you don’t feel like you fit in. It’s a pretty unforgiving world out there, and the worst part about trying to be yourself and truly unique is that often people will try to mock or exclude you.
Don’t worry, it’s the way it’s always been, so ignore haters and follow the little voice inside telling you that you deserve to be different and unique instead. Here are five tips that will help you create your own signature look, and be damn proud of staying true to yourself!
Your Inner And Outer Beauty
True beauty comes from within, but that doesn’t mean that your outer appearance won’t influence your self-esteem, or the way you perceive yourself. After all, it’s only natural to want to feel good in your own skin and a great part of that feeling will be inspired by the reflection in the mirror.
The first thing you should do, however, is to learn to love yourself with all of your beautiful imperfections. Only then can you try out different beauty trends and decide on the best look for your skin type and facial features. Who knows, maybe your uniqueness will come from wearing no makeup at all, or maybe you’ll discover interesting colour combinations that will truly set you apart!
Dress According To Your Body Type
It can be pretty easy to persuade yourself that a piece of clothing is just perfect for you simply because it’s visually appealing, when in reality the piece is all wrong for your body type. Everyone is unique, and your stature and body type in general will make some items fit perfectly and others look forced or like you’re trying too hard to make them work.
With that in mind, choose the pieces that complement your shape and make every item work towards a grander goal. If you’re trying to accentuate a certain area, then think striking colours with daring accessories. If you’re trying to hide something, then wear darker hues with plain designs instead. The key here is to manipulate peoples’ perception and direct their gaze towards your most flattering features.
Personalise Your Wardrobe
There is nothing that portrays uniqueness like a personalised item, be it a hat, a handbag, or a beautiful tailored shirt with your initials inscribed in a complementary hue. You can delve into the online world of shopping in order to find unique personalised products that fit your taste and style preferences, preferably those you can personalise yourself to your exact requirements. It’s a great way to accentuate a piece of clothing or even your entire wardrobe.
When styling personalised pieces, it’s important to decide whether the item will serve as the foundation of your look for the day, or if it will play a vital supporting role. Don’t try to combine two or more of these in the same outfit, but rather use a denim shirt, for instance, as the foundation and then complement it with neutral accents. Conversely, you can style a unique outfit with neutral pieces and then accentuate it with a personalised hat or handbag.
Let Your Hair Tell A Story
You might have not considered it before, but your hair can become one of your most flattering features! In fact, it has the potential to completely transform your outward appearance and create a unique look you’ll love and everyone else will want to imitate. You just need to style it right.
Now, before you start messing with your hair, you need to make a plan. Whether you’re going to style it yourself or if you’re going to let a professional handle it, you will need to know exactly what you want to achieve or else you won’t be satisfied with the outcome. So research some interesting hairdos online, and brainstorm on your own in front of a mirror. Play around with your hair until an image forms in your mind and you can clearly envision the look you want to achieve.
Use Accessories To Stand Out
Last but certainly not least, you can use accessories to accentuate every outfit and create a unique twist even if the look itself isn’t all that unique on its own. Accessories can come especially handy when you have no idea what to wear for the day and you’re in a hurry, as they will allow you to put a distinct touch of individuality to the outfit without wasting a second of your precious time.
Much like with every other piece of clothing in your closet, your accessories should match your body type and facial features, but also complement your personality. Use striking colours and shapes to give contrast to every formal outfit, for example, and make a lasting impression.
Creating a unique style in a sea of uniformity is not an easy goal to achieve, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some amazing ideas you can try in order to stand out from the crowd. Follow these tips, and you will have no problem crafting a signature look you can be proud of!