We all know that wearing a crop-top with low-rise jeans is sure to get you a whole lot of attention from the opposite sex. But, the best kind of attention is the neck-breaking double take a woman receives from her fellow style maven. So, what kind of fashion philosophy gets attention from your sister stylistas? Here are 5 ways that will ensure a look back from the other stylish girl on the block.
There’s nothing sexier and more awe-inspiring than a woman, woman enough to wear menswear-inspired duds. This style exudes a strength and knowledge of one’s own femininity; an understanding that a menswear look doesn’t mean an absence of the feminine flair. A well-structured blazer and a pair of well-crafted brogues is all you need to receive a double take from the unsuspecting style lover.
I think we all know that a well-styled pair of cheeky sunnies can certainly spark some interest from those who are less prone to taking such risks. When shopping for sunnies, try saying “yes” to the funkiest pair you can find. Challenge yourself to concoct an appropriate ensemble to go with them. Anyone can just throw on an interesting pair with any old thing. Exhibit your effortless style prowess by crafting a look that begs for the sunglasses as the missing piece.
Mix Kicks with Formal Wear
Although this happens to be a trend right now, it’s not as prevalent as one might think. Add some serious shock value by dialing the formality of the garment way up and pairing it with a pair of bold colored sneakers. This style remix works well with minis, maxis, and midis. Pair a voluminous tulle skirt with some running shoes. Or a floral flowy feminine maxi with a pair of old school Adidas. Not to mention, your feet will love you.
That’s French for “pretty ugly.” This philosophy is all about questioning style norms and trends. Adopting a pretty ugly philosophy is your surefire way to showcase the next trend no one knew would be popular. Rule breaking is key, as well as a fierce indifference to stumbling upon the next fashion faux pas in the process. Besides, one woman’s fashion faux pas is another one’s pretty ugly breakthrough look!
Walk with Confidence
No matter the style you choose to showcase, tell yourself to strut and strut hard. When you exude confidence, it’s tangible. People can sense it. The saying, “fake it until you make it” holds true in this scenario. You may be trying a new bold pair of sunglasses or experimenting with menswear; no matter what insecurity may be bubbling up inside, push it down, hold your head up, and tell yourself, “with a change of perspective comes risk-taking and even a little bit of discomfort”. Just remember discomfort can be your pathway to new and exciting ways of expressing yourself.