Everyone is different and special in their own way, but we often feel the pressures of society telling us that we need to like what other people like, say what other people say, and do what other people do. But, life would be really boring without individuality.
If you’re struggling with how to express your own unique style and thoughts, don’t worry. A lot of people struggle with this. It’s important to first recognize your individuality. What makes you you? What are your favorite hobbies, shows, types of music? What types of style or home decor resonates with you? Once you’re able to identify these things about yourself, it will be a lot easier to express your unique identity. Here are some great ways to show the world that you’re you and you’re proud of it.
1.Get a Unique Haircut or Color
Hair has long been an outlet for demonstrating individuality, particularly because there are so many different ways to style it. If you like having a traditional haircut and you don’t want to change your style, stick to what you know and love. But, if you’re itching for a change, cutting or dying your hair may be just what you’re looking for.
Maybe you want to turn your long hairstyle into a bob to express yourself? Go for it! It’s only hair, and it will always grow back. You can also show off your individuality by going bold and adding an unusual color to your hair—something vibrant like pink, purple, or green. Or, you can stick with traditional hair colors and just change it up for a bit.
2. Wear Clothing That Fits Your Personal Style
Clothing is one of the biggest outward expressions of ourselves because it can represent who we are and what we like. If you love sleek, designer clothing but can’t afford the expensive price tag, try thrifting for top-notch finds or use websites like Poshmark to find high-end brands at a cheap price.
For those of you who prefer a vintage look, you can also check out thrift stores, where you’ll find plenty of great items to work with. When it comes to clothing, don’t feel the need to conform to whatever the latest fashion trends are (unless you like these trends and want to try them out for yourself). Just do what feels right to you. Find the style that you gravitate toward and run with it.
Next to clothing, jewelry is the next best way to express yourself, at least in the way that you choose to dress. Dainty, elegant jewelry sends one message while big, sparkly hoops send another. There are so many options when it comes to selecting your jewelry. If you’re a fan of urban street style, let everybody know what a boss you are with a high-quality gold chain for men. If you’re someone who’s very into art, check out your local artists’ selection and see if any of them are making unusual jewelry that works with your style.
4.Find Hobbies That Suit You
We often express our inner selves through the things that we enjoy doing—like art, music, or writing. Your hobby doesn’t necessarily have to be something creative, though. Is there a particular sport you love? Sometimes with hobbies comes a unique style—for example, golfers have an entire wardrobe dedicated to the sport.
If this style and hobby resonates with you, then allow yourself to show it. But, if you’re a big fan of golf but don’t love the clothing associated with it, you don’t have to follow that trend. Wear your own style while still enjoying the things you love.
5.Express Your Individuality Within Your Home
Your home is another reflection of yourself because this is where you spend all of your time. The environment that surrounds you can have a major impact on your self esteem and emotions. As with finding your own personal style, allow yourself to decorate your home with things that you love.
If you’re really interested in plants, try to add a variety of indoor and outdoor plants to your home to keep you feeling happy and give you something to tend to. Some people prefer a modern and minimalist-looking home while others enjoy cozy settings with a fireplace and lots of bookshelves. Make your house feel like a home and allow it to be a little part of you.
6.Speak Out on What’s Important to You
Outward appearances and home decor demonstrate your individuality to other people and help to express your interests and style, but showing your personality is much more than just physical looks. You need to feel confident enough to speak out for yourself. This may mean that you have to disagree with people who go against your moral values, but it will help you stay true to who you are.
Maybe you don’t believe in gossiping, but you hear a group of people talking about someone you know. You don’t have to stand there and pretend you can’t hear them. Speak up! On a grander scale, you can get yourself involved with social justice issues that are important to you and let people know your thoughts.
7.Be Your Best Self
When we show the world who we really are, we tend to feel a lot happier and more confident. It may feel scary at first to find and display your own unique style, especially if it doesn’t fit the mold of modern trends, but who cares? It’s your life, and you’re going to live it the way that you want.
Try out some new hairstyles or fashion choices to help nail down the style that best suits your personality. Then break out your gold chains or flashy earrings to let your jewelry complement your clothing choices. Once your outward appearance matches your inner emotions, show the world who you are by speaking up about what you believe in and staying true to yourself as much as possible.