It’s a very difficult balance to get right; we all want to look our best, but sometimes we have to make certain fashion choices that compromise our overall style. A good example is those that wear glasses, they may feel that they don’t have a pair that suits them. But, while geek chic is a very in thing, is there a point where what you wear becomes too geeky? What point does geekiness become too geeky?
When Your Graphic T-shirts Have Taken Over Your Wardrobe
There’s nothing wrong with them, but if you really have to fill your closet with references to Wolverine, the Green Lantern, and any other comic book hero you would care to mention, this may be a little bit of overkill when you’re trying to pull off a geeky, yet stylish, look.
You’ve Got An Abundance Of Skinny Jeans
As this is the final piece of the puzzle in the geek look, you may want to cut back on the skinny jeans aspect and go for a pencil skirt, or even embrace the old-fashioned flared jeans. And while we’re at it, you might want to avoid the suspenders, and while the aficionados amongst you would love to go the full geek, there is a point where it becomes too much and compromises the style.
Your Lenses Are Too Round
Yes, the nerd look is incredibly cool, but if you need to cut back on the 100% nerd, you might want to swap your prescriptions for a set of aviators. Or even some UV glasses that you can buy at the shop today, which gives you a hint of Cyclops from X-Men, but it still is on the right side of trendy. The other option is to go for contact lenses! If you are really fed up with being defined by your eyewear, put some lenses in and go native.
Your Hair Is Up (And Stays Up)
If you’re trying to de-geek yourself by around 30%, your hair is the key piece of your overall getup. While the pigtails of Harley Quinn are in right now, it doesn’t always suit someone pushing 30, so let your hair down and get some volume in it, and you can rock the geek look, complete with round lenses but still have that sense of maturity about you.
To Oxford Or Not To Oxford?
A true stable of geek chic, the Oxford shoe can be a bit too much now. So, if you are looking for a change to the Oxford style, there are Oxford heels, and other variations too try out. A colored pair of Oxfords can liven up any dull look, but sometimes if you really want to do away with the overall geekiness of the shoe, go back to the old classic, the high heel!
The best way of pulling off the geek look while still making it stylish is by having it as part of your overall get up. This is why round glasses work so well on most head shapes, despite the outfits it’s being worn with. But here are a few things to check your wardrobe for, make some sensible jewelry choices, and learn to mix and match accordingly.