Half of an outfit is what you’re wearing and the other half is how you wear it. With the right confidence and mindset, creating unexpected outfits is a no brainer and something that is so fun to do. Since I was little I would dress myself in outfits that my parents would look at, bite their tongue at first glance, and then would grow to love. They didn’t quite get it initially but years or months later they would see the outfit become “cool.” My dad always talks about how since I was little I’ve been wearing girly or fancy dresses with boots and at the time it was not cool but now it is something that people do and it is actually trendy. Most recently, I wore another “unexpected” outfit. It happened somewhat by accident, but then I loved it, and have been all about this look. I went to Las Vegas the other week with WWD Magazine to speak on a panel about fashion marketing in the influencer world. If any of you have been to Vegas, you know there is a lot of walking on hard floors, so heels are not ideal. Since comfort is always a focus of mine, I knew I wanted to wear this cutesy dress, but I had to say bye to the heels I was originally going to wear, and hello to my new New Balance sneakers. Not only was I so comfortable, but I also got stopped to be told how cute I looked. Creating unexpected outfits can be a risk, but if you wear it with the right attitude, it can be such a great statement. How will you create an unexpected outfit? I challenge you to try it and then let me know in the comments below!