How to Not Dress Like Every Other Girl

If you don't want to dress like every other person in the world, there's only one thing you have to do—build a capsule wardrobe. Don't know how to do that? Fear not, as we're about to show you exactly how. In the past, we've touched on how to build a capsule wardrobe for classic style, specific celebrities' style, and so on and so forth, but today we're honing in on something a little more special—a capsule wardrobe focused solely on how to be the most authentic version of yourself. 

Ahead we've dished out five tips on how to build the unique capsule wardrobe of your dreams. In layman's terms, this would be the equivalent of creating a closet that ensures you never show up looking like anyone else. Surprisingly, achieving this goal is extremely easy, and we have the shopping and guidelines to prove it. Ready to be true and be you?

Mix Your Prints

Mixing prints is a surefire way to guarantee you won't show up wearing the same thing as someone else. Everyone's eye for mixing patterns is so different, and where and when you choose to wear such bold contrasting prints really shows people a bit of your personality before you even open your mouth.

Available in sizes 34 to 38.

Hunt for Vintage

Vintage pieces not only set you apart from the crowd, but they are great conversation starters. Chances are that you have some story about how you came across the item, and sharing that story makes the piece that much more interesting. Vintage items also add just the right amount of character to an otherwise average look.

Buy Statement Accessories

You might think this one is a no-brainer, but if you think about it, throwing a 3D beaded bag over your shoulder while wearing jeans and a T-shirt, clipping on colorful gem earrings, and rocking a pair of statement sunnies all create a "look" no one else is going to have.

Get It Tailored

Editors tend to cringe when they see an outfit that could be made 10 times better with a little love from a tailor. Beyond just fit, tailoring allows you to alter the item exactly to your liking. Take a maxi dress and turn it into a midi dress, make your pants cropped—you get the picture.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Combine High and Low

One of the oldest fashion-girl tricks in the book is combining high and low pieces to create a unique outfit. Doing this automatically allows you to get a bit more creative with how you assemble your outfit.