4 Sure-Fire Ways to Add Some Quirk to Your Capsule Wardrobe
My style is often described as "quirky." Sure, some people say it in a judge-y tone. You know, the same kind of people who bemoan all things Zooey D. and manic-pixie-dream-girl. But at the end of the day, I like being quirky. Quirky is good. It means you're different, original, and bold. Quirky can manifest itself in many different ways. For me, this often includes the way I dress myself. And so, if you're at all curious as to how I curate my quirky capsule wardrobe, please read ahead.
1. Patterns Are Your Friends
So first things first, stop being afraid of patterns! I know so many people who quip that they "just don't do patterns." To which I often reply, "But whyyyyy?!?" Patterns are a great way to not only attract people's eye, but pique your own excitement as well. When I choose to wear a pattern, I walk out the door maybe a little self-conscious (aren't we all?), but excited to wear something quite bold.
2. Take On "Different" Shapes & Sizes
Peplum. Babydoll. Jumpsuit. Do any of these fashion terms raise the hairs on your arms? Do they freak you out just a bit? Good! Quirky fashion is about taking risks. So the next time you see a shape that scares you, take a chance and go for it! Someone is sure to take notice.
3. Get Cheeky!
Now this may be obvious, but seriously, go with anything that is playful, fun, and cute. Not only do they usually come in a variety of shapes and sizes (so you can achieve tip #2), but they're a sure-fire way to get some fun comments from passersby.
4. Bring in the Color!
Don't get me wrong, I love neutrals. L-O-V-E them! In fact, I can't seem to quit the same pair of black jeans lately. And so, when I want my outfit to stand out just a bit, I make sure to add some much-needed color.