how to wear an eccentric item

Posted by Aloïs Guinut on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 · 14 Comments 

Being stylish depends on small things such as a good cut, a nice fabric, a flattering color or an accessory that shoots right in the middle (found this one in my dictionary, is that correct?).

To stand out from the crowd and enter the club for those whose style will be remembered – at least for the day – you should dare wear some eccentric items. The kind that fills us with wonder when we see them in the shop but that we typically do not purchase at the end cause we fear they might end up eater by moths. Or those that, in a fit of madness we actually bough and that did not see daylight since you brought them in your dressing.

Let’s figure out how to wear them, I bet they cannot wait to be shown!

I. Infallible technique: eccentric item + basic items

Wear your eccentric item with basic items.

You’ll also see that owning some of those is a good thing because they will easily boost your classic outfits.

See for yourself:

The shoes makes it all by dresslikeaparisian

A super simple outfit and three shoes options.

With the black pumps, the carrot pants and the T-shirt seem rather boring, with the pink ones, the outfits is more pepsy and with the Miu Miu sandals, it becomes stylish!

The good thing is that the equation works with any other basic clothes:
Miu Miu sandals + Rolled up boyfriend jeans + White blouse
Miu Miu sandals + A line navy blue skirt + black spaghetti top

Maybe some of you think that it’s easy to do it with the shoes. yes indeed, and with the jewels as well. therefore I advise those for do not feel confident to begin with those and to check my article about accessories.

But the recipe works with anything.

With a coat:

Coat makes the outfit by dresslikeaparisian

With a top:

Top makes the outfit by dresslikeaparisian

With a dress:

Dress makes the outfit by dresslikeaparisian

As we just saw with the shoes, this does not mean you’ll always wear your eccentric item the same way.

There are tons of basic items that are very different from each other.

What do they have in common? A classic shape and a color that does not stand out. A beige trench, the Stan Smith or black skinny jeans are all part of this category.

Conclusion: in order to wear eccentric items, you should own basic ones that do not contain any superfluous details.

The closets of my clients typically lack basics or eccentric pieces or even both.

II. Daring technic: eccentric itemS

Now that you are ready to wear some eccentric items, you can wear more than one in an outfit and become a style queen!

How? identify the style of the center item in your outfit and choose items that matches it.

Here is how I do it.

Boho night queen by dresslikeaparisian

This Heimstone dress has a boho glamourous style with its autumnal shiny fabric, therefore I’ll wear it with golden derbies (boho glam as well) and an organic cuff. To complete the look a very natural matte make up, a messy bun, discreet nailpolish and a classic clutch that won’t be noticed will be perfect.

Funky Afterwork party by dresslikeaparisian

With this silver faux leather skirt – an item less eccentric than it appears since its cut is the only thing that stands out – I associate a working girl blouse twisted by a draped bottom and sunny yellow loafers to downgrade the sexy effect. The look is completed with a pop art “magazine” clutch, a flashy lipstick and simple yet funky earrings. Et voilà! ready to sip cocktails in a hype place.

Annie Hall’s revival by dresslikeaparisian

This pants are not easy to wear are they? They look that they could belong to Annie Hall. therefore I complete this masculine/feminine intellectual outfit with heeled leather derbies, kind of baroque earrings, a classic bag in a sophisticated foal fabric and a basic black blouse because you do not wanna look too much.

And you? Do you own eccentric items in your wardrobe? how do you wear them?

Cover collage: Heimstone, Valentine Gauthier

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