Listen up, kids, something needs to be addressed. When did geeks get all cute? I mean, I was raised watching them get punched in the face on t.v., and now I’m so into round glasses, plaid, and vibrant, mismatched patterns. It’s time we give a shout out to our four-eyed friends and expand on their discoveries.
Tip #1: Mismatched Patterns
Mismatching plaids, or mixing polka dots with stripes can be adorable. The key is to isolate the mismatching into a couple of places, and use the clash as an accessory in and of itself.
Tip #2: Odd Socks
If there was one thing geeks taught us all, it’s to wear odd socks. That means two different socks, people. I’m talking owls and dragons, red and blue, orange and turquoise. It’s one of the best ways to show off your nerdy little ankles, they need play too.
Tip #3: Bowties, bowties, and more bowties
Try an obnoxious one, that just barely goes with your outfit. The brighter the better if you’re wearing a lot of neutrals, but dull it down a bit if you’re being loud with the rest of your outfit, it can tie everything together. (see what I did there?)
The line between tacky and innovative is so small in terms of crazy sweaters that you have to take a look and absolutely decide for yourself. A good tip for picking them out is to imagine wearing it with your other clothes. It can be anything from a knitting-machine-blew-up look to a Disney Princess or Kermit the Frog graphic. Up to you, nerd.
Buttoning the top button, even without a bowtie, works really well to make you look more put together, and solidify your outfit. I especially like to see a cute collar coming out of a dramatically color-combo challenged sweater. It makes me want to read books.
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