How to Have an Artsy Fashion Style

Whether you’re a total art-lover, a big believer in self-expression, or simply a gal who wants to dress outside the box more often, shouldn’t your wardrobe match your creative spirit?

Dressing artsier can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are three easy ways to get an artsy fashion style.

1. Wear an Asymmetrical Dress or Top

Asymmetrical tops have a more creative feel than regular tops because of their angled or high-low hemlines.  The best way to style one is to wear it over a pair of black leggings. Tall, flat boots and some interesting jewelry add the fab factor.

Like asymmetrical tops? Zip on over to this post to see the red asymmetric tunic top I wear with leggings.



2. Try an Artsy Print

The best way to look artsy is to wear an artsy print. There are many beautiful abstract prints


3. Add Creative or Dramatic Jewelry — Tamera

Creative style is a little off-kilter, so one way to add an artsy style to an everyday outfit is with your accessories.  Pass on the pearl earrings or fine diamond necklace, and instead, go for something unique, like a hand-made artisan piece that looks like a sculpture or objet d’art.

Be creative and go for bold, oversize options like a big cuff. One-of-a-kind pieces will let your personality shine through and enhance the vibe of your outfit.


choose sculptural shape want to take the trend a step forward? Try choosing a piece of clothing that has a dramatic, sculptural shape– like a dress with oversized ruffles or a jacket with strong pleats and folds in unexpected places. If it looks like a sculpture on the hanger, it will look divine on you- and nail this artistic trend on the head

To keep you looking chic, not crazy, limit yourself to one bold, artistic item per outfit and pair it with more muted pieces: a skirt with oversized ruffles, for example, is best worn with a fuss-free, plain blouse

4. Wear Sculptural Pieces —

With sculptural pieces or art prints, you want your art-influenced piece to be the center of attention. This means you need to let your shoes and handbag be more muted. A simple shape and solid color for your handbag ensure that your outfit isn’t overwhelming or costume-y. As for your shoes? Keep the lines sharp and the look cutting edge so that it fits the modern vibe of your ensemble!


5. Mix Prints —

A polka dot top, a floral pants. Mix the two, and you will instantly look more creative. The trick is to keep the patterns in the same color family and vary the print size. Otherwise, you can look kooky instead of cool.

6. Layer Your Clothes -layer


7. Color Block

deb sweater

8. Digital Print


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7 thoughts on “How to Have an Artsy Fashion Style

  1. I have a fall wedding to attend (guest). The event is at 2:00 pm, any suggestions as to what I should wear? I have a dark teal jacket dress , not sure how to pull it off, shoes, accessories . Dress is plain.

  2. Love this article! At 53, I have recently returned to my love of fashion and bohemian style. So much so, that when I could not find the clothes I wanted, I found my art turning to design and fashion.

    At this time let year I was planning an art show of paintings, but my two shows have been luxury silk wearable art tops for women!

    As a traveller, I was always seeking easy silk pieces to fill my carry on. I make poncho style silk tops and wraps I pull over my tanks and camis, or my little black dress. They are light as a feather and in deep jewel toned colours … Brings me back to my feminine flair.

    Thanks for your great articles Deborah!

  3. I have yet to explore aysemmetrical top, but I am a big fan of artsy looking open cardigans of which I own several and wear with skinny jeans and artsy necklaces and/or earrings. I’m definitely a bohemian at heart! I am headed t o Paris and I’m hoping to fin some fun asysemmetic tops an leggings, too!

  4. hi,
    Love your article! Where do you find all those fabulous tops though?? Please let me know if you can.

  5. Deborah: I’m fashion dysfunctional so I study all the tips you give for looking more fashionable over 40 (does over 70 count?).

    Because I’m new to your site, I don’t know if you have ever done an article on putting together the pieces for a basic wardrobe. That would be very helpful to those of us who have a hodgepodge of pieces and end up not having anything to wear. Thanks.

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