Definitely not Zara.
If you are immediately recognising what women around you wear, then this could be a sign that it’s time to start looking elsewhere for new clothes and accessories.
Not that there is anything wrong with wearing the most recognisable brands like Zara and H&M, but if you want your style to stand out, there are zero chances to make it while wearing what everyone else wears. And while ourselves really love Zara, sometimes we are more than bored with seeing the same pieces worn by everyone.
To help you out, we have made a list with the places we shop when we don’t feel like fitting in.
#1. MEN’S DEPARTMENT
While you should definitely avoid wearing Zara and most of Inditex brands that are seen everywhere, you can always shop Zara’s men department for pieces that look way better, more classic and less trendy when made for men.
Tees, shirts, sweaters and accessories like hats and belts are so much cooler and sophisticated when not adopting the trends that come and go with the speed of light.
Especially if you are a fan of the oversized trend or a fan of mixing masculine with feminine, you’ll find many pieces to match your style.
Long gone are the days that Ebay was a website for online auctions for used clothes. Today, there is a huge fashion department which included designer fashion and of course, don’t forget there are countless cheaper versions of trending items, like the bamboo bag and the basket bag trend.
Vintage and handmade apparel and accessories can be crucial to one’s distinctive style. Of course, if you don’t want to look outdated you can always mix vintage or handmade with trendy pieces and this can easily become your trademark.
Etsy, is known for gathering boutiques and creators from all over the world, so there are countless options to find that you are looking for. And whatever the style or the decade you’re loving.
We have definitely found on Etsy, the handmade sandals we’ll be wearing all summer.
#4. PLUS SIZE
We are not saying you should start shopping bigger sizes, but to look for cool accessories to plus size shops and plus size lines, like Violeta by Mango. You’ll be surprised with what you can find.
#5. MULTI-BOUTIQUE WEBSITES
The best way to reach a Parisian boutique while not having to leave your house? Websites that gather independent sellers and indie designers from all over the world. Our most loved:
#6. VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE
If you love designer fashion and who doesn’t actually, then you will love Vestiaire Collective. If you haven’t heard about this awesome online website yet, you should definitely make time to start researching what’s on Vestiaire’s pages, because you will find thousands of used designer pieces and maybe that Chanel you were always looking for, in a much lower price.