Face it. You are weird, and that is okay. In fact, it is more than okay. Why would you want to be anything else? Life is more enjoyable when you accept yourself for all your weirdness.
Don’t be afraid to show your weirdness. Let the world know. Dance in the middle of the grocery store. Get the crazy haircut. Buy that lime green boiler suit or the couples matching underwear sets that you have had your eye on. Here are six reasons to dress weird and show everyone who you are:
To weed out the normies
Weird people need other weird people. That is practically a fact of life. What better way to weed out the normies than to dress in whatever weird way you want? If they can’t appreciate your unique style (or at the very least tolerate it), they probably can’t appreciate you. You will know you have found your tribe when they welcome you and your crazy fashion choices.
To find your weird soulmate
Your clothing choices are an advertisement to the world about your personality. They are a walking classified ad that says, “Weirdo seeking weirdo.” If you want a partner who is not afraid to wear matching underwear sets with you – yes, the ones with the bald eagles – or go over the top for a costume party, you need to let potential partners know. You can’t imagine spending your life with anyone who isn’t just as weird as you are, so let it show in your clothes.
To boost your confidence
Everyone has heard the phrase, “fake it until you make it,” and there is definitely some wisdom in that advice. If you project who you want to be, you are more likely to internalize those qualities. When you dress like the weird person you are, you are telling the world that you are confident and sure of yourself. Even if your self-esteem isn’t at its highest that day, you may find yourself internalizing that confident image that you are projecting.
To embrace your identity crisis
Some people say that an out-there fashion aesthetic is a sign of an identity crisis. So what? What is so wrong with an identity crisis anyway? Everyone, every day is just trying to figure out who they are. Life is about discovery. There is nothing wrong with not having it figured out yet. Embrace the journey. Dress however you want. Look like a steampunk robot one day and a rainbow unicorn the next.
To earn respect
Maybe you worry that you will attract some side-eye when you let your inner weirdness shine through in your fashion. But as it turns out, you will actually gain a lot of respect. Studies have shown that people tend to respect other people who don’t conform in their dress style. They see them as more independent, self-sufficient and successful than people who dress more conventionally.
You should celebrate your weird style. It shows that you are confident in yourself and not afraid of what other people might think of you. You can dress how you want and gain respect at the same time? There is no reason not to.
Because you want to
It may seem cliché to say, but the simplest reasons are often the best. Dress like the weirdo you are because you want to. You don’t need any other reasons. Be who you are because it feels right to you. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Life is too short to waste being anything other than the person you want to be.
You should embrace who you are and let the world know too. You are weird. There i’s no reason your clothes shouldn’t be weird too.
Article written by Daniel Bailey
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