Avant-garde statement can be seen on street style stars, celebrities, and fashion editors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have it on your own street style. Mind behind the Nini Style blog, Nini Nguyen is a style blogger known for her avant-garde street looks while keeping it wearable, elegant, and street-approved. Since her philosophy is to look like a million without spending a million, keep on reading for Nini’s street-approved tricks to create an avant-garde statement.
- Wear a statement color or prints that will do the tricks for you regardless of your outfits and accessories.
With a good background in fashion and art, finding her own sense of style was second nature to Nini. Neon colors, juicy colors, summer colors, rainbow colors, and graphic prints are great options to go for if you’re not a fan of wearing eccentric outfits with futuristic details and avant-garde trims. “I remember showing up at an event wearing bright orange polka dot pants, a cut out white jersey tunic and oversized bright orange clutch that was a gift with purchase which came with a bottle of Christian Dior perfume. My hair was all big and teased up like a bird nest. And everybody was staring. That was priceless,” she added.
- Resort to billowy, structural, and architectural silhouettes that flatter your shape.
Nini’s love for fashion is undeniably exuded through her natural talent to envision how clothes should lay and enhance a woman’s body. “At an early age when I had a party to attend, I couldn’t afford things that appealed to me. So I just used what I had in my closet and cut, re-constructed and draped it into something more interesting,” she said. The trick is to flatter your body shape just like balancing your wider hips with flared pants or enhancing your top part with ruffles, which will also make your style a bit avant-garde. Nini understands that a woman’s figure and is able to select pieces that highlight their best features.
- Don statement footwear that will dress up your street outfits.
Nini believes that a woman will have utmost confidence when they fell raw and tough with a touch of elegance. One of the essential accessories of the women is a pair of shoes, which can make or break their looks. Like her, think of rainbow-colored pumps that will add some color to your monochromatic or neutral outfits. However, when wearing a statement clutch or haute couture jewelry, keep your shoes muted with neutral shades to avoid looking overdone.
- Wear eccentric and avant-garde accessories.
Nini believes that well-made items, including eccentric and avant-garde accessories, can enhance a wardrobe from season to season. Like her, add some flair to your casual outfit of a bandeau top and palazzo pants with a metallic gold jeweled chain necklace that will create an avant-garde statement. According to Nini, she loves mixing high-end designer items with lower-end and fun seasonal trends with collectible vintage finds as she believes that “it’s not what you wear but how you wear it”.