Sep 6, 201208:49 AMCoMo Style
Tips & Trends For Columbia's Fashionistas
5 Ways To Make Your Wardrobe 'You-Nique'
Have you ever walked down the street and seen someone wearing the same shirt that you just purchased? Or, have you ever been in line and encountered someone wearing the same dress you’re currently wearing? Either way, it’s a little bit awkward, especially if you know that other people around you have noticed that the two of you have on the same outfit. This has happened to me before, so I would like to give you a few pointers to avoid this awkward moment from happening to you:
- Search thoroughly. You may have to spend a little more time shopping, but thoroughly looking through a store will help you find pieces that have been misplaced, pieces the store only has one left of, and just glanced-over items. Those forgotten items can help you keep your outfit unique.
- Look for pieces that catch your eye. If you see a pair of eclectic blue triangle earrings, buy them. Put those earrings on, pair them with your trusty pearls and you will not only have a statement pair of earrings, but a statement piece of jewelry that can be mixed and matched to make any outfit a little different.
- Think sensibly about usefulness. Even though a particular item might seem great and trendy, it could be just that — trendy. No one wants to open a closet a year after an impulsive purchase to find an overpriced, trendy jacket collecting dust and buried under more useful staple pieces. When you see a piece that is different or catches your eye, be mindful of how much you’ll really wear it. Accessories, such as bracelets and scarves with their small price tag, can be experimented with the most.
- Don’t spend all your money in the same place. It’s important to keep in mind that there are a plethora of stores to choose from. The more stores you shop in, the more you expand your wardrobe and stop looking like a spokeswoman for your favorite store, decked out head-to-toe in a particular store’s clothes. Shopping outside your normal box can help ensure individuality, while also helping you price check to find the best item at the best price.
- Mix and match. This is where you-niqueness comes in. Once you get home, or even while you’re shopping, it is fun to create many different outfits by playing with different pieces. Mixing and matching pieces of clothing and jewelry can downplay the fact that you just bought that trendy skirt that all your friends have by making the outfit your own. Mixing and matching also ensures that you get more for your buck, with the many ways a piece of clothing can be worn and styled.