The term “alternative style” can be defined in a variety of ways. It includes a flair for gothic style, an urban look, something more “hipster”, punk, a grunge look, and other styles. While these looks are a divergence from what is traditional or more common in the world today, they are also a great way for individuals to express their sense of self via their clothing items and all-around fashionable flair.
Although it can sometimes be tough to stay true to your sense of style when it’s markedly different from that of those around you, it doesn’t meant that you have to conform to the mainstream way of dressing. With the ’90s fashion coming back in style, see how you can include those styles and keep it professional. Here, we present a guide of how to blend your alternative fashion into the mainstream world for all of your unique styling needs!
Choose common colors and patterns
Just because the style pieces you select may not necessarily be in line with what everyone else is wearing doesn’t mean that you have to alter your preferences. Instead, blend your style more easily by choosing whatever statement pieces you desire in colors and patterns that are on-trend with mainstream style. This provides a happy medium between standing out and fitting in as far as your fashion choices go. For instance, perhaps pastels are particularly popular or maybe you want to buy into the ombre look with your own unique flair on the style? Go for it! You’ll still look unique rocking your alternative style while you simultaneously blend in just a little bit!
If you’re looking to blend your alternative style with that of the mainstream world, one easy way to do it is to take advantage of accessories. There are so many to choose from that will easily complement your unique sense of style, from jewelry pieces to purses to scarves to belts! Choosing the perfect accessory is a great way to focus your abundance of fashion driven energy into something other than your outfit. Sometimes it’s best to keep your outfit simple while turning up the volume on your style with accessories that are easy to add on or take off, depending on your comfort level with how unique and “out there” you look to the mainstream world!
Be bold and brave
Part of dressing off the beaten path of the rest of the world is being confident in your decision to do so. Since you have a bold sense of style and you enjoy being set apart from the crowd, why not enjoy it?! You don’t need to conform to the preferences of the rest of the world if you don’t want to, and doing something unique builds character and makes you who you are. Sometimes, the best way to blend your sense of style into that of the mainstream fashion world is to boldly assert your choices and to be proud of them. No one can speak badly about someone who is glowing with confidence, right?!
Gwen Lewis is a writer and makeup artist based in Southern California. Because of her passion for beauty and health, she hopes to help others not just look great but feel great, whether through makeup or her writing. In her free time, she enjoy shopping and pick-up soccer games with her friends.