Thanks to Skippy for inviting me to guest post for her while she’s away! Have a ton of fun, girl, and come back with loads of pics and fantastic tales to share!
Now I’m usually one of the first people who will pipe up about fashion being all about trying new things and being brave. Fashion is an expression of self, right, so why not be bold and wear what the mood strikes? My typical look entails bold colors and simple silhouettes, but I love being able to try new things and put together unusual combinations.
However I wasn’t born to be a 6ft tall Barbie doll, so as much as I Rachel Zoe-style D I E for certain trends or looks, not everything works for my body type or comfort level. What do I typically not touch with a ten foot fashion pole? Colored skinnies, harem pants or tapered pants of any sort, strapless anything, maxi skirts, muted pastel colors, anything too frilly, anything too “tough girl,” mini skirts, anything with “body con” in the title.
But it doesn’t mean that I can’t try something at least once, right? Case in point, these two outfits from this past week, which combine a lot of my former fashion vices. Skinnies and I are frenemies, and colored cord ones are not even on speaking terms with me. So I decided to go with a slight bootcut version in a lighter color for my toe-dip option.
The other outfit was more like a personal style deep dive as I tried more muted colors, lace, maxi length and tough girl touches all together, inspired by another blogger. Though it was a comfortable outfit, I am not sure I felt completely comfortable wearing it, but at least I would have a legit reason for not liking a maxi skirt now, wouldn’t I?
So what is out of your standard sartorial comfort zone? And have you tried any of those looks?
Oufit deets:Jacket: Forever 21 knit moto
Top: Forever 21 lace tank
Belt: J. Crew studded
Boots: Asos ankle
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff python mab mini
Jacket: Forever 21 striped knit
Top: LE Canvas boyfriend tee
Pants: J.Crew bootcut cords
Necklace: c/o Simply Livly via Etsy
Shoes: Franco Sarto t-strap