You have probably heard those encouraging quotes telling you to be yourself and be unique such as ‘be a boot in a world of flats’ or something similar, but the truth is that there is something to this. Experts note that one way to build your self-esteem is to express individualism. The following are five tips to help you be as original as you want to be.
1. Inspiration from What you Like
Standing out is not necessarily about showboating but rather finding who you truly are, which is a very human thing to want. In regards to your fashion sense, a good tip to help you find a fresh style is to turn to your passions, such as comic books or peculiar interests like trains. Take small cues like parts of an old conductor’s outfit or the colors your favorite superhero wears to formulate your look.
2. Let the Heart Speak
Take from what makes you happy and what speaks to you. For example, those who love nature might want to design a landscape that reminds them of an enchanted forest. Those of you who love baroque might want to consider statues or figures to make your home stand out a little more. The key is to turn to an era, genre, or even a season to try to find out what speaks to your heart.
3. Expressive Shoes
You might not think about shoes beyond their functionality, but the truth is that you can say a lot with your shoes, especially because most people like to stick to simple shoes. Try to choose shoes that feel like a part of your personality. Think of words like playful, youthful, rugged, clean, sophisticated, and whimsical to guide your choice in shoes.
4. A Car That Fits
The easiest thing you can do is purchase a car that speaks to you, like an old muscle car if you are a rugged type of person or a cute car if you are a bit more whimsical, but you may not have the money to buy a new vehicle. Do not fret about this; there are little tweaks you can do to your car, like having Just Upholstery change the car interior to something that feels more you.
5. You Hairstyles
Hair is another area people do not play around with much, but the possibilities are endless. For example, those who want to look more sci-fi might want to try that famed Star Wars look. Those who want to look a little more whimsical might want to learn how to do braids such as the fishtail braid. Sure, some styles might seem elaborate, but most styles were considered wild before they were accepted.
The key is to be bold, and be yourself because you should never hide who you are.
About the author:
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. Kara is the youngest of four. She has two hilarious brothers and one beautiful sister. She also is the aunt of 5 crazy little girls that she loves more than anything!! Kara is not yet able to be a mom, but she loves being around kids and being like a second mom to her nieces. She dreams of the day that she can start her own little family.