Whether your style is sporty or girly or just depends on your mood that day, it’s fun to be adventurous with fashion. It’s easy to gravitate towards the same styles to the point where you open your closet and see doubles. A fun fashion challenge for 2017 is to expand upon your style. Wear something you never imagined you could pull off or simply buy a top in a color you don’t currently own. Some simple ideas:
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- Tie your scarf a different way
- Wear a color you’ve never worn
- Try a new lip color
- Wear a dress over pants
- Wear a button-down shirt backward
Here are five more fashion challenges that are good style goals for anyone in 2017. These goals will help inspire you to have fun with your wardrobe. You might even discover a new piece that becomes your new favorite. You might realize that a style you were once intimidated by looks incredible on you. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to fashion, so have fun!
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Try a different denim style.
People tend to find a style of jeans that works for them and they stick with it. Expanding your denim collection is one of the easiest ways to liven up your wardrobe. There are so many styles and washes to choose from. Just changing your jeans gives you a whole new vibe, even if you keep your top basic.
Are you stuck in a skinny jeans rut? Do you favor boyfriend jeans? Or always go for darker washes? Buy a pair of denim in a totally different wash or style than you’re used to. How about a bright red pair? Or frayed ankle boyfriend jeans? Or high-waisted embroidered jeans like Emma Roberts? If the fit is right and they are comfortable, it will be a smart purchase. You’ll get lots of wear out of them for years to come.
Choose your own trend.
Fashion trends come and go, and come back again. What’s your favorite trend you can remember from now or then? Go ahead and wear it, regardless of whether it’s in or out. Don’t let the times dictate when and how you can wear something that makes you happy. Confidence makes anything instantly trendy. If horse t-shirts were your thing back in ‘98, pull out the Thoroughbred tee!
Cat overalls work too.
Make your next purchase at the thrift store.
Whether you’re a regular thrifter or don’t have the patience to sort through racks of used clothes, this is a wallet-friendly and eco-friendly way to find something unexpected. The styles found on vintage or thrift store racks are much different than what you’d find at the mall. That’s what makes it so fun and special! Who knows? You might even find a lookalike of something you’ve been dying to get but couldn’t find. Or a replica of an expensive item you’ve been eyeing.
Go makeup free or wear makeup.
The #nomakeup movement has made headway this year. Just search the hashtag on Instagram for a gallery of makeup free selfies. A lot of women are sick of feeling like they have to wear makeup in order to look presentable and feel pretty. Others love wearing makeup! A bold lip or lots of lashes makes them feel their most confident. Your goal should be to wear as little or as much makeup to make you feel happy and confident. Wear a full face at the gym if you desire. Apply SPF moisturizer and head out the door for class if that’s all you care to do. And most of all, don’t criticize others for how much or how little makeup they choose to wear.
Likewise, cover up or show some skin.
Wear as little or as much clothing as you’d like, no matter what type of body you have. Show just a sliver of belly between your crop top and high-waisted jeans, or wear that crop top with your lowest-rise shorts. Wear what makes you feel good as long as you are dressed appropriately for the situation. Work is probably not the best place to show off your new bra top. But if all of your friends are covered up before an event and you are just dying to wear your leather mini dress, you should wear it! Don’t be afraid to stand out. Dress for yourself.