Haven’t you heard? Geeky is the new sexy! Perhaps it’s because the fashion world is always on the lookout for new styles and influences, perhaps it’s the slew of sci fi and superhero franchises dominating the box office (the latest Star Wars movie has, to date, made over $1.3bn at the box office), or maybe it’s just that there’s always been a mysterious allure to geek culture. Whatever the reason, a lot of people of both genders are feeling a whole lot more comfortable these days wearing their geekiness on their sleeve. Over the past few years the “geek chic” phenomenon has been embraced by men and (increasingly) women around the world. If you’re a died in the wool nerd who’s looking for the best way to rock the look or if you’ve long been a closet geek but have only just decided to come out of the geeky closet, here are some ways in which you can rock the geek chic look and manage the perfect marriage between geeky and glam!
Has your shortsightedness led you to spend untold hours in front of the bathroom mirror, jabbing your fingertips into your eyes to apply contact lenses? Suffer no more, ladies because glasses just got sexy! If it’s been a while since you last invested in a good set of frames you may be surprised at how much cheaper good looking frames have got. The digital age has made it easier than ever to get discount glasses that look every bit as good as those you find on the high street at a fraction of the price. Glasses are just another fashion accessory that you can make work for you.
You can wear your fandom with pride and make the geeky graphic tee a staple of your geeky ensemble. Whatever your favourite anime character, superhero or sci fi icon, wear them with nerdy pride.
Sexy, geeky, cool
Who says geeky can’t be sexy? There are a few ways that your nerdy ensemble can be combined with just a touch of playfulness to balance geeky and sexy. A plaid, pleated schoolgirl skirt combined with braces and / or a tie can make for a great combo. Aim for bold patterns and colours juxtaposed with a plain shirt or blouse. A big part of geek chic is wearing your quirkiness with pride.
The right shoes can tie any look together and the geeky ensemble can be topped off perfectly with the right shoe / sock combo. A good pair of Oxfords will be a worthy addition to your wardrobe since they’re versatile and come in a range of styles both as heels and flats. If oxfords aren’t your thing a good pair of Mary Jane shoes can work just as well. If you’re going for cute try combining them with some nice ankle socks but if you’re aiming for sexy it’s all about the knee highs!
Bring on the blazer
Both men and women know the value of a good blazer. A blazer can tie even the most disparate ensemble together and make it into a look. Going for an oversized blazer will make you look cute as a button!