What Does It Mean to be Unconventional?

By Claire Vaughn 

Merriam-Webster defines unconventional as being “out of the ordinary.” Other dictionaries define it as “not conforming to rules or standards.” You get the gist. It’s thinking outside of the box, it’s daring to be different.

Being unconventional means to be yourself, no matter how different you may be from others. It is doing, wearing, or being what you want and being unapologetic about it. Unconventional means to stand up and not be afraid to stand out.

Most importantly, being unconventional means to make your own decisions. Be who you want to be. Dress the way you want to dress. Try the most outrageous color schemes and patterns just because it makes you happy.

What does unconventional mean to you?