Fashion is the ultimate art form and aesthetic, as well as a vehicle for self-expression and creativity. It shows in your everyday life and varies depending on your taste, lifestyle, location, and current season.
Fashion is in constant evolution, and some styles are very hard to pull off. Each person has a different and unique look they like the most. You maybe already know what suits you best and want to try something new.
Whatever the reason, stepping out of your comfort zone can be immensely helpful to develop your fashion sense and improve your dressing style.
To help you craft original and stylish outfits every day, here are some insanely hard fashion styles to wear right. Who knows, you might even find your new favorite look in this list.
I've got you covered if you also need easy fashion tips to look stylish and maintain your confidence without breaking the bank.
1. Artsy look
If you like to avoid conformity and standards or are into art, then the artsy look might be for you. But it's one of the hardest styles to pull off.
Being artsy in fashion means wearing clothes that reflect your opinions and choices, clothes that are highly visual and artistic. Still, you don't want to look like a mess.
It's hard to get this look right as it requires the perfect combination of colors, textures, patterns, shapes, and sizes.
Cosplay or costume play is a huge trend around the world in many communities. But it's complicated to look good with this aesthetic.
This fashion style is inspired by pop-culture and made of costumes and accessories representing specific characters.
You want to represent fictional figures correctly so people can instantly recognize who you are portraying. But at the same time, your outfit should fit you well and highlight your most flattering features.
3. Gothic style
The gothic fashion style is beautiful, dark, and steampunk, but also one of the hardest styles to wear right. It's very difficult to get this looking good.
Gothic fashion emphasizes strong, modern, and mysterious aesthetics. It's part of the gothic culture with gothic fiction and goth music.
Some people can easily pull off the goth style, but this look is simply not meant for most people.
4. High fashion
High fashion and haute couture feature the beautiful creations of high-end designers and fashion houses.
Stylists request usually request these exclusive, custom-fitted garments for celebrities. It's an expensive fashion style with stylish and truly unique pieces.
5. Biker aesthetic
The biker aesthetic is versatile, sexy, flashy, and glamourous. You don't need to ride a motorcycle to rock it. But many people try to pull off clothes for this look and fail.
The motorcycle style is easy on paper as it features shirts, hoodies, boots, jackets, and jeans, the trademarks of biker fashion. But it takes a very specific kind of person to wear this look right.
6. Exotic fashion
Exotic fashion is a clothing style centered around colorful, rich, attention-grabbing clothes. It's often composed of vibrant colors, prints, or embroidery.
Prints are some of the hardest pieces to style. Many fashionistas don't wear prints at all. It's very difficult to pull these styles off without looking like a total mess.
A specific look to your face and body is often needed to make the prints work for you.
7. Grunge style
Grunge combines features of punk rock and heavy metal. It's an alternative rock genre and inspired by rock music.
This fashion style showcases casual jackets, boots, jeans, crop tops, beanies, and sweaters.
However, this style strays far away from mainstream clothes. Instead, it highlights innovative cuts, shapes, and silhouettes that heavily differentiate it from conventional streetwear.
8. Nerdy look
The nerdy and geeky look used to be quite unpopular a few years ago. Today, nerds and geeks aren't considered as overly obsessive or introverted anymore.
This clothing style is widespread all over the world with a passionate pop-culture community that associates with it.
9. Traditional style
Traditional style refers to clothes and outfits that take significant inspiration from the culture and identity of a specific ethnic group.
The traditional fashion style is part of all regions' history in every continent. Only those that are familiar with it and share a deep passion for the culture generally wear it right.
10. Vintage fashion
You can find vintage clothes in resale shops, thrift stores, and consignment stores. When an item is at least 20 years old, it is genuinely vintage or antique.
Vintage fashion offers a wide choice of stylish and affordable outfits from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, or more, and even antique looks.
The most popular vintage fashion styles come from the period between the 1920s and sometime before the end of the 1970s.
But many people wonder what is considered vintage. Vintage looks can come from either haute couture or quality mainstream fashion labels.
And without proper authentication steps, it's hard to ensure that items are truly vintage and not retro reproductions.
About the Author: Alex Assoune
Alex Assoune (MS) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks three languages and holds two Master of Science degrees in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.