We noticed a distinct trend during our latest Pinterest browse—something a little different, a little out of left field. That's right: unusual silhouettes. Forget your standard top, your standard pants (or hairdo), we're all about gravity-defying pieces and silhouettes that scream "atypical." It's kind of crazy that this slideshow leans 60s: a time when silhouette experimentation was apparently at its peak. We're looking to these pins as inspiration for getting a little outside of our sartorial comfort zone. Nothing to jolt you to life like a bunch of killer looks that push the envelope. Click through for 10 reasons that straightforward is looking rather boring right now.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.