33 Bold Things To Wear When You’re Starved For Attention

33 Bold Things To Wear When You’re Starved For Attention

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A patterned kimono that can instantly take your otherwise boring outfit to a whole new level of style.


Promising review: “This is gorgeous and vibrant in color, and every time I wear it, I get stopped on the street by strangers complimenting me and asking where I bought it. So far I’ve worn it with dressy shorts and wedges with a cute tank AND I even wore it to a pool party as a cover up!! It truly is a great addition to my closet. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!” —Ang G

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–5XL and 23 patterns).


Slide-on mules with eye-popping heels you’ll have a ball wearing.


Promising review: “I got this shoe in yellow and I love it. It’s very comfortable, the fit is good, and I get a lot of compliments about the unique heel. I have other shoes from this seller and they are good quality.” —Renee R.

Get them from Amazon for $48.98+ (available in sizes 6–15).


A fake collar tipped with rhinestones so you can look chic instead of lumpy. Layering has never been so easy.


Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in five styles).


A pair of cut-out booties with ruffles that elevate them into the coveted “compliment zone.”


Promising review: “I am so glad I took a chance with these booties! They are exactly what I was looking for! They are super comfortable, true to size, and the ruffle detail is adorable. The heel height is also perfect, not too high. Highly recommend!!” —target lover!

Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 6–11, 10 colors, and two heel sizes).


A velvet blazer so you can be cuddly AND professional.


Get it from ModCloth for $75 (available in sizes XXS–4X and two colors).


A mermaid sequin jacket that turns from black to green when you pet it, so it’s basically like having two jackets.


A pleated blouse with not one, not two, but THREE bows.


Get it from Nordstrom for $89 (available in sizes XS–XXL and two colors; also available in plus size 2X).


A pair of fishnets covered in rhinestones for just a light dusting of glam.


Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).


Or some fishnet socks that look great with sneakers, loafers, or block-heels.


Promising review: “These are so cute! I get tons of compliments each time I wear them. Definitely worth the money and no rips yet! They’ve held up well and I’ve worn them multiple times.” —TLC

Get five pairs from Amazon for $12.99.


A slouchy sweater with mismatched sleeves to keep your fans guessing.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes XS–L and also available in purple).


A wide-sleeved velvet dress that does the talking for you.

Fashion Brand Company

Get it from Fashion Brand Company for $135 (available in sizes XS–3X).


A button-down that comes in a number of cool patterns that are way more fun than boring ole’ stripes.

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There are so, so many patterns to choose from!

Promising review: “Great lightweight button-up! Fun designs and well made! Bought this for my husband for his Father’s Day brunch! We got compliments from everyone! I’ll be buying more!” —Thomas W.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL).


A bodycon dress with mesh polka dot paneling that’ll really round out your wardrobe.


Promising review: “Fit great with room to spare. Did not look like a cheap dress!!! Very comfortable and I felt confident, which is what matters. I was so skeptical!!! I read every review and agonized over the purchase. I will order this brand again! So pleased for the style and the money. It saved me hours of store shopping. Now I have a little black dress that I love!” —Teacher Mom

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes 16–26).


A bright leopard sweater you’ll definitely want to be spotted in.

Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $27.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X).


A patterned A-line in such loud colors, people will have no choice but to stop and stare.


Promising review: “I love the unusual patterns on this dress, and the fit is perfect. Yes, the material is cheap-ish, but the cut is excellent and the stitching is fine. It is an excellent bargain and I’m filled with joy when wearing it. My cart is filled with five more. 🙂 Compliments galore!” —Tuesday Wolf

Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in sizes 0–14 and 30 styles).

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Promising review: “I saw a similar pair at DSW for three times the amount these were. Being a Prime member, I figured I’d order them and try them on to see how they felt. I am in love! These boots don’t have that much of a heel. They are SUPER comfortable. And the glitter for the most part stays on. I’ve lost a few bit that was me pushing them off with my other foot without unzipping the boot.” —Kait N

Get them from Amazon for $30.75+ (available in sizes 5.5–12 and three colors).


A Blow Pop sweatshirt for people who chew-se to wear attention-catching clothes.

Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $34.99 (available in sizes S–L).


A bodycon with flashy pearl sleeves that no one will be able to clam up about.


Get it from Eloquii for $99.95 (available in sizes 14–28).


A patterned A-line skirt for such an on-point retro look, people may start to suspect you have a time machine that you use strictly for shopping.

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Promising review: “This skirt was awesome! My wife wore this skirt to Disneyland and received so so so many compliments. She wore it with two petticoats for poof. Great purchase — she wants all the prints now.” —Christopher Luth

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 44 colors/patterns).


A hummingbird faux collar to add a little birdy charm to any sweater or crewneck dress.


I have to say it’s been one of my best purchases. First of all, it’s beautiful. The birds are really vibrant and detailed, with little jewels for extra flair. Second of all, it’s way more comfortable than a normal button-down. It’s basically like an ultra-cropped shirt that stops mid-torso with an elastic strap on either side. Since it has some extra fabric below the collar, it stays in place and allows you to even wear V-neck sweaters. They also make non-hummingbird-adorned collars, but honestly, everyone deserves to have a piece of hummingbird clothing.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A bodycon with floral applique sleeves you’ll pick over any other dress every time.

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Promising review: “I love this dress! I received so many compliments at church today. I plan on buying multiple colors.” —Chatrise

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and eight colors, plus different sleeve options).


An octopus ring we have an ink-ling will make big waves when you debut it.


Promising review: “I wear this ring all the time and get many compliments on it! It’s never turned my skin colors, and I like that you can pinch the tentacles in or out to make the ring tighter or looser.” —Annie

Get it from Amazon for $8.88.


A backless bodysuit that works with negative space so you can get a lot of positive feedback.

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Promising review: “Wow. Very impressed with this bodysuit! It’s so beautiful. I paired it with a formal, floor length skirt and received so many compliments! Best $15 I’ve ever spent!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and six colors).


A tie blouse sure to get you the “best dressed” award at work. What? What do you mean that doesn’t exist?

Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes 2X–3X).


A statement necklace for a look that everyone will think is dino-mite.


Promising review: “This is the most fab necklace. Everyone from the postman to the guy at the frame shop to a lady walking past me in the street complimented me on the necklace (mine is gold). It’s well-made, a bit heavy, and looks far better than the modest price would suggest. It’s unusual, but not super unusual. Hip but not in your face hip. Looks fantastic on a casual black dress.” —Anon

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five finishes and with the possibility of matching earrings).


A Sailor Moon-inspired crossbody purse that has Luna’s ears and moon emblem for style that’s truly space-cial.


Promising review: “This was way better than I expected. I got mine in black and it was bigger than I estimated but that’s completely fine! Definitely worth the money.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).


And a splurge-y Diptyque bird brooch with room for a perfumed ceramic that diffuses a nice scent all day. Is that’s not a conversation starter, I don’t know what is.


It comes with two disks that smell like notes of Fleur de Peau.

Get it from Diptyque or Neiman Marcus for $120.

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