When it comes to fashion, it would be nice to have a style that is universally accepted. However, not everyone can play it safe. There are those that may feel restricted by what is accepted. Therefore, they may feel the need to experiment and break free from the norm. As a matter of fact, it is very important for there to be at least one person that challenges the norms. Otherwise, there would be no changes in the types of clothes for sale. Unfortunately, very few people are willing to step out of their comfort zone out of fear of ridicule.
There are benefits to actually stepping out of one’s comfort zone. For one thing, the person might achieve a similar effect to Janelle Monae. She has went with what she felt would work for her. This resulted in a lot of compliments. Among one of them was a remark on how she is out of her world. Her dress is inspired by her role in Hidden Figures. Women are encouraged to branch out when it comes to fashion. They get to explore many different styles, colors, and outfits.
Of course there is the other end of being daring which is ridicule. This is more likely to occur with men in that if they look more than just slight different, this will raise a lot of questions. This has been the case for more than a century with the Victorian era. Men had to “play the game” so to speak during those times. However, that is starting to change for men. Designers are starting to experiment outside the boundaries of menswear. The only thing is that men have to pick it up. in order for it to stick. A man could lead a horse to water, but the horse has to drink it.