Thinking about what to wear to get noticed kind of goes against everything we believe in: Clothes are for you to enjoy—screw everyone else's opinions, right? Right. However, we have noticed that certain items always seem to get people talking. We also particularly enjoy paying other people compliments, and we've started to realise a handful of common threads coming up time and again.
Confidence and conversation-starting clothes and accessories come in many forms—some wildly attention-seeking (hi there, faux-fur coat in cotton-candy pink) while others celebrate the cool, calm, quiet collected attitude of classics (perfect-fit blazer, come on down). Keep reading to see the fashion buys that always prove to be popular—and get you noticed for all the right reasons.
What is it about a bag that actually holds next to zero essentials? There's something brilliantly conversation-starting about an impractical bag—because let's face it, most of us spend our time trying to find one that does fire on all cylinders and carry everything but the kitchen sink. The novelty of a ridiculously small decorative (and relatively useless) handbag never seems to wear off—onlookers can't help but admire your ability to function without stuff. So we'll keep finding an excuse to buy another one.
There's science behind red as the a confident one-hue-suits-all option. And there's no happier shade on this planet than bright pink, right? So it's no surprise that either option—both of which are also still on trend right now—seem to garner compliments left, right and centre.
On the other hand, you'll never not receive attention for wearing some insanely hot shoes from a label specialising in vertiginous heels. Who needs comfort when you can order a cab on your phone?
Nothing says "I have a fully stocked wardrobe" quite like a smattering of supersized jewellery. It's the icing on the cake—the finishing touch that shows you care about your full look, and that deserves some credit, in our opinion.
You stand less of a chance of losing something when it's got your name plastered on it, and everyone else is self-interested enough to want one for themselves (and will therefore ask you where it's from).
That jazzy print everyone else is too scared to wear? Yes, that will prompt friends/colleagues/other halves and family members to feel compelled to say something positive. They'll be admiring your style nous and wondering whether '80s neon florals could be their bag too…