When you’re shopping for new clothes, sometimes there will be a unique piece that you like but aren’t too sure about buying. Even though it looks good to you, you’ll worry that it isn’t very versatile. Here are nine reasons why you should forget about those fears and incorporate unique clothing in your wardrobe.
1. To Spice Up Normal Outfits
Just about everyone knows the tried-and-true wardrobe essentials. While these items are great core pieces, if you only have the essentials, you can start to feel like you’re dressing a bit plain. When you have some unique pieces, you can incorporate a more outlandish piece of clothing into an otherwise normal outfit to give it some flare.
2. As a Conversation Starter
If you’re the extroverted type and you like having people notice you, one way you can do that is by dressing differently than people are used to. A unique piece of clothing can work well as a conversation starter, as people who are interested may ask you where you got it.
3. To Show Off Your Personality
How you dress is a big indicator of your personality. The first impression people get from you will be in large part based on what you’re wearing. If you find unique clothing that you feel falls in line with your personality, it makes sense to keep it as part of your wardrobe. After all, you should wear clothes that make you feel like yourself.
4. To Project a Certain Image
In most industries, dressing conservatively is the way to go, because anything else could be seen as unprofessional. This isn’t true in every industry, though. In certain professions, it helps to have a unique style that’s all your own. Anything related to the arts is a good example. Just look at all the actors, musicians and fashion designers who are known for their sense of style, which essentially becomes part of their brand. Johnny Depp would still be a popular actor if he dressed like a stockbroker, but he certainly wouldn’t have the image he does today.
5. For Special Occasions
You never know when you’ll get invited to a theme party that requires guests to rock their vintage clothes or score tickets to a concert where everyone is going to be dressed in their flashiest gear. It’s nice to have some unique clothes at the ready so that you don’t need to go shopping should a special occasion come up.
6. To Try Something New
It’s always good to break out of your comfort zone and try new things. Making some changes to your wardrobe is one excellent way to do both. There’s something particularly fulfilling about marching to the beat of your own drum. If you’ve spent most of your life dressing like everyone else, you may be surprised at how much you enjoy taking risks with what you wear.
7. For Fun
Perhaps you just see a unique piece of clothing and you think that it would be fun to wear once in a blue moon. If that’s the case, why not give it a try? You should enjoy what you’re wearing as much as you can, especially if you need to meet a dress code most of the week.
8. To Feel Confident
Everyone’s different regarding what types of clothing makes them feel like they’re at their best. Some prefer to keep it formal. Others like casualwear. You could find that you only feel at your most confident when you’re wearing something that’s a little out there.
9. Because You Like Them
At the end of the day, there’s no need to treat an addition to your wardrobe as a life-or-death decision. If you like a unique piece of clothing, go ahead and make it part of the roster. It’s your life, and you should wear what you want.
Don’t feel forced to dress a certain way just because that’s what everyone else does. Unique clothing can do a wardrobe well.