This is the way I dress. Where I live people dress down so I do stand out... (but this is just because I love fashion and experimenting with makeup and stuff) Some people say that come off like I am 'too good' for them and act arrogant because I am quiet, while I actually think I am 'not good enough' to be talked to. Actually I have a really low self esteem and I am socially awkward. If dressed more down will people interpret my quietness more as shy rather than arrogant?
Most Helpful Guy
You shouldn't give up what you want to wear or your love of fashion.
But, I think when you wear the fashion you got to step up your personality so that the clothes "fit" you in others' eyes if you don't want to be seen as arrogant.
First, smile a lot. Look warm and inviting. Second, do your best impression of a patient look - not exasperated - but like someone who genuinely interested in the well being of others even if they are wearing rags.
Look at pictures of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassus and notice her facial expressions. She is most famous for her composure during her husband's death, but is well known for her charm and nice outfits (it was the 60's ok so the style has changed), but I think you can recast the composure to your current style.
Most Helpful Girl
You know what? Just keep dressing the way you are dressing right now, because 1). Its what you want to wear, and 2). I love that style so much. Ignore what people tell you, if that's how you want to dress, then dress like it, don't give those people the satisfaction of you switching your style because of them, you're your own person.