Are you tired of classic looks and sophisticated style? Maybe it’s about time to add that quirk factor to your look, whether it’s in a small dose or mega attention-grabbing manner. Quirk works in doses, but it doesn’t have to mean childlike or weird. Sophisticated style with some quirkiness can be a great way to express your inner happiness, cheerful vibe, and friendly nature. Wondering how to nail the two opposing styles? Keep on reading to be inspired.
The mind behind the Polishing Colors blog, Denisia is a London-based blogger known for her feminine and sophisticated style with a touch of quirky and eccentric details. In her blog, we can say she’s really passionate about fashion, colors, photography, bow-ties, cars, and everything in between.
If it’s your first time to add some quirky touches, don’t worry as you can work quirk in small doses. Start with accessories with quirky details like headbands, hats, fascinators, sunglasses, and even jewelry. Denisia creatively wore quirky headbands and even floral headpiece with her casual and dressy outfits and the result is sophisticated yet quirky.
You may bring your quirky style to the next level by opting for quirky handbags or shoes. You may look for colorful clutches, ones with an unconventional design, those with funky prints, and any cute details admire you. Accessories are powerful in transforming your looks so be creative and inventive in wearing them. If you’re not comfortable carrying a quirky bag itself, like Denisia, you may just tie a quirky scarf in your bag and put it off whenever you feel uneasy being inappropriate in a formal setting.
Wearing prints and patterns can also be a creative way to punch some quirkiness in your sophisticated style. Just opt for funky prints like chicken prints, abstract prints, op-art prints, pineapples, palm trees, flamingos and even geometric prints. Like Denisia, you may add some quirkiness to a simple and classic outfit like a polka dots skirt by fitting it with a quirky belt. Floral prints can be classic or quirky depending on their scales, colors, and design. So be creative in spotting one and wear them to add some fun to your sophisticated style.
Contrasting colors count to your quirky style. Take basic ensembles and try them in unexpected or bold color pairs of trios like Denisia did. Hot pink, green, neon yellow, cobalt blue, red and orange inject a serious quirk factor even you stick to basic ensembles. Just experiment with what you already have to get comfortable with your sophisticated yet quirky fashion style.
Classic and sophisticated pieces can be quirky when worn in an unusual way. Put some spin on the normal like wearing fur details in an exaggerated way, donning an oversized outfit, opting for quirky embellishments, wearing denim shorts with a suit, knotting a button down shirt instead of tucking it in like Denisia did.
Adding some quirkiness to a sophisticated style is a way of expressing your light, cheerful, and vibrant personality. Be creative and tasteful with your style and flaunt the looks that bring you happiness and freedom.