Can a Geek be Chic?
Who would have guessed that there would come a time where the library girl is the most fashionable? Television shows and movies have a way of influencing the individual as well as inspire designers and stylists alike. What used to be items that were worn for pure necessity and comfort have now become must-have trendy pieces. Think in the lines of thick frame glasses, backpack handbags, Peter Pan collar shirts and shift dresses.
To understand the overall fashion trend that is Geek Chic let us take a look at some of the Geek chic Icons:
Zooey Deschanel can almost be seen as the poster child of Geek Chic. She pulls of the thick rimmed glasses and adds a personal geeky touch to her pedicure whenever the occasion allows it. Deschanel started this nail art trend with her little ‘bow tie’ nail polish on the red carpet.
Justin Timberlake pulls off the geeky guy style down to the T. His off screen style is not far from what he wore in the movie ‘Bad Teacher’. Apart from the obvious glasses and sunglasses he is sometimes seen wearing. JT also likes to experiment with printed suits and bow ties. Jessica Biel’s beau really knows how to look smart, and be smart all in one take.
Socialite Alexa Chung has the added attitude that goes with this geek style. These individuals aren’t over the top and come across rather shy. Alexa will always stay true to her simplistic nerdy style and her chopped fringe haircut further adds to this look.
Key Items to Get Your Smart On
The most obvious item for looking smart is the thick rimmed black glasses. Even people that don’t need glasses are wearing clear frames in order to pull off the same look. These glasses really frame your face and the comical size will add to the excess of nerdiness. The stranger the outfit the more ‘unique’ you will appear.
Anything relating to technology, old school movies or even academics can be added to your list of geeky accessories. Bows don’t just need to be attached to ties but they can make an appearance on hair bands, belts, armbands, earring and even rings. Moustache accessories and statement pendants are also a bit hit.
When it comes to earring and pendant necklaces these items will be the key of your entire outfit. Earrings symbols such as hearts, Mario plants, and bows can be spotted on a geek chic fashionista.
Pumps seem to be popular with this style as well as your basic sneakers. These sneakers are now available in a variety of pretty colors that can suit your style and wardrobe. The classic ‘school shoe’ can also be worn with high waist skirts and shift dresses in addition to your nerdy ensemble.
Just because you are trying the geek style look does not mean you have to kiss your heels goodbye. Pump heels or T-bar heels can help you walk a mile in this style.
You will find that the geek chic clothes will be a combination of nerdy and girly, so don’t be surprised to see some bling and shimmer added to pastel colors and neutral items.
Memes are taking over the internet and it’s only natural that the intelligent humor would be synonymous with the geek style. Printed t-shirts is very common, and the smarter the phrase the better the craze.
Cardigans also form a big part of the nerdy look, some choose to wear fitted jerseys and others prefer the boy jersey baggy look. These cardigans and pullover can be neutral, pastel or even printed with something corny like hearts or cats. The geek style clothes come down to personal preference and most importantly individual interests.
The polka dot print has become timeless and combining a sheer Peter Pan collar polka dot shirt with boyfriend jeans or playful skirts will bring out the nerd in you. Checkered print shirts, skirts and shorts are also a big hit with girly geek style.
These are just a few must have items to include in your geek chic fashion ensemble. The most important thing to remember is that you outfit should send a message while still remaining true to your personality. If you don’t want to take the risk by going all out; start by adding accessories and subtle items to your outfit.