Standing out from the crowd – this is actually tougher than it sounds. Some people are naturally gifted with extroverted personalities. I have and still meet people who are bold in their actions and speech, and from an introverted girl’s POV, it’s something I’ve always looked up to. But I don’t let my shyness keep me from trying statement fashion pieces. If I like something and I think I can pull it off, I’ll wear it.
When I purchased this bright sweater and cap to match at the H&M x KENZO shopping party, I was honestly not sure how I was going to style this. I mean… it’s green and pink, an unusual color combination with a mix of tiger print and stripes. But luckily, I found this pair of distressed jeans at Zara from the limited Shinjuku Flagship store collection. It’s a cropped pant with a mini skirt attached, something I’ve never seen. I also noticed it was the only item in the collection that was pretty much left untouched, probably because it was an unusual design and not too trendy. So, the rebel in me bought that too, and in my eyes, it was the perfect match with the frilly sweater.
H&M x KENZOのショッピングパーティーでこのカラフルなニットとキャップを購入したのですが、どういう風にスタイリングすればいいか全然分からず・・・グリーンとピンク、タイガー柄とストライプという変わったコンビネーションのお洋服に初めて出会ったのだから。何に合わせようか迷っている中、ちょうどZara新宿フラッグシップ店限定コレクションのデニムを見つけました。クロップ丈のダメージデニムの上に、ミニスカートというあまり見ないデザインだったのもあるし、コレクションの中で在庫が一番残っていたアイテムというのもあったので、逆に欲しいと思いました。自分の中では、この変わり者アイテム同士の相性が良いかもしれないと思ったんです。
Since it was during Fashion Week Tokyo when I wore this outfit, I felt perfectly in place if you know what I mean. If I were to wear this in my hometown of Huntington Beach, for example, I think people would really stare and I would stand out in the wrong way. But because I want to channel my creativity and experiment with fashion, Tokyo is the place to be for me right now. There are so many fashion lovers and style influencers that it’s consistently an eye-opening experience for me daily. I’ve learned to appreciate things I otherwise wouldn’t have if I had stayed in California. Despite the environment you live in though, don’t be afraid to dress the way you like. Do it for yourself. And I say let them stare♥︎
H&M x KENZO sweater and hat, Zara jeans, zeroUV glasses, Metrocity bag, Public Desire boots
All photos by Mark Nguyen
I often buy items that make me stand out too and bright items are what I tend to stick to. I love your outfit and I think you make a statement with whatever you wear.
I love your styling and colors! keep on wearing what you love and stand out from the crowd with these gorgeous statement pieces!!! great choices, Samantha! every picture is very vibrant! xx. Gina
I believe that in fashion there are no frontiers, as in creativity. For example, I live in a small town and it’s true that I dress for every occasion as I should, but when it comes to blogs or fashion events I didn’t limit myself to what they think the co-administered.
If, as I have little time and I’m a mom, happen that I go to pick up the kids at the school with clothes or make-up of the photographic service 🙂
So don’t worry the people around knows we are bloggers :))
Nice outfit, and never nobody can put limit our creativity.
I’m glad to hear that! keep the creativity flowing 🙂
I think it’s so cool how you’re able to pull off such unique styles! You’re one of the few people I know who honestly rocks these kinds of looks! You always have such fun, standout style!
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this look is awesome! reminds me of how i used to wear things like that when i was younger, miss those days ! 🙂
that hat is super cool!
Jennifer Lee Quattrucci
I truly love every single thing about this look. I often look for pieces and styles that are unique and will help me stand out from the crowd but I you are absolutely the most outstanding! Love the colors and fabrics so much!!
I love this whole outfit. How outstanding & fun. I would rather standout than blend in – you accomplished that! Great job!
You are so brave and daring with your item choices and I love it! You nailed these tough to style pieces! I also completely agree that fashion is seen very differently in different parts of the world, but that should not stop us from expressing ourselves at all! <3
PS – Fabulous photos
Samantha, you have pulled off this look so well! Not everyone can wear multi-colored animal prints, especially in a giant bow form on their head, yet on you, it looks like a bold fashion statement. The top is also super cute with the ruffle sleeves. Overall, I really liked how you carried this outfit.
~ xo Sheree
Posh Classy Mom
You and shy? Not a change from seeing your gorgeous pictures! But I can relate to what you describe though. Some people can make a great impression by only entering the room or saying a simple sentence. It’s naturally given, or it’s something they’v learned. I truly believe we can learn it all.
But back to the outfit: you do pull this off. The sweater is a unique piece and hard to combine maybe, but you’ve combined it AMAZINGLY!
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Yes, let them stare all they want! I just love your creativity and boldness. Sometimes you don’t know if you can pull it off until you try right? I think everything about this look is quite on point. That hat esp. You look great Sam!
This such a fun and cute outfit babe!!! Love your unique style and I think no matter what you wear you Will always stand out!
What a cute hat! You look great! I love that sweater. It looks much better on you than it does me!
I love your take on standing out from the crowd. If you love something, I agree – you gotta just wear it and be you! I am extroverted, but I still love wearing things over the top very regularly. Some people think it’s for some kind of event, but I just think there doesn’t need to be any reason to dress up. Life is too short to not wear something special. 🙂
Those booties you’re wearing literally go with everything. Never in a million years would I think it would go with this outfit like it does. I definitely live to stand out amongst the rest, why would I not? 🙂
This is a very inspiring post. I’m pretty introverted too, but I’m not afraid to wear something unusual, either. You did a great job at putting this outfit together. So cool that Tokyo is so accepting.
Ahhh this is so inspiring! I love this top and remember it from your past post! It’s so fun and bold and it makes me want to wear something super out there to give it a shot to JUST DO IT haha 🙂
With love, Jenn
You are so right!! Let them stare!! I love how you styled this! I probably would have been one of those people who would have passed it up at the event too. You are so creative!
I absolutely love how you express your individual style here. It’s so liberating to be able to show a fun side and just step out of the boundaries. I need to push myself to do this more often. <3
I truly like this look on you babe! So stylish as well and so fancy! Love how you mixed and match and it ended up such a chic! Keep it up babe! Have a great day babe! And hopefully you could drop by on my blog too!
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I am so in love with this post!! so good! And this entire look is so fab – love those booties so much!
i love that your photos are always so fun and editorial! dare to go bold for sure babe! xo, sharon
You’ll be a real standout in this outfit anywhere. So gorgeous. Love the colors.
You are so eccentric! Never try to fit the mold. You look fabulous! Thanks for a wonderful read. xx
Sweet as Fiction xx
Tokyo seems like the perfect place to take risks! Love that you went super bold with your look. If you’re going to go bold, do it up, right?
Such lovely pictures, dear. You look stunning, as always:)
Pulling it off like a queen! I mean … you can literally pull off anything! I love this bold look, unapologetic!
You are rocking this look!! It’s so edgy and cool and it really suits you. Turn those heads, babe!
You seriously know how to rock this outfit! You looks amazing and I love how you styled this outfit.
That Kenzo sweater and hat combo definitely makes you a stand out gal, but you look amazing while doing it!! I love how you paired it with the jeans it makes it very wearable!
I love your edgy sense of style in fashion! you look so amazing and definitely, you stands out! I didnt know youre from Huntington Beach. It must be nice to grow up there. hope you enjoyed fashion week!
It isn’t as easy as you think, really is it? To stand out for the right reasons, I mean. To be put together and to make a statement on purpose, not by mistake. I found this with fashion week here, I played it safer and noticed I was not turning the heads of anyone. haha. I probably don’t mind that though! You look awesome in the green and pink and this print. The boots really make it!
First of all Samantha, you’re the last person that comes to mind when I think of introvert, but I guess that’s the old you, as what I’ve seen since I began reading your blog is a strong, confident and extrovert woman. That’s also what portrayed in this outfit which surely came to its rights during Fashion Week in Tokyo and it seems that city has worked wonders for you in other ways too as you seriously had me fooled! 🙂
I love the usage of contrasting patterns and colours to make this unique outfit!