No doubt, most of us are afraid of change. We order the same food on the menu, we enjoy the comfort of visiting the same shops, the same parks and cinemas. It is normal, life is fast and ever-changing; we have got a lot on our plates so a bit of stability never hurt anyone.
The same goes for clothes. I think most of us know what kind of colors, silhouettes, fabrics suit us and hardly ever take any fashion risks.
Even for fashion bloggers experimentation can be overwhelming. I think that we can create fashion-forward and unique looks for our blogs, but in real everyday life people see us in our favorite loose jeans and t-shirts. That is true for me at least.
You have come to know from my previous post, that I appreciate comfort and functionality, when it comes to clothing. However, since I started work as a stylist and decided to start my own blog, I found that sometimes it is necessary for me to leave my comfort zone. That was the beginning of my experimentation with colors, silhouettes and trends.
When I stumbled upon an Instagram account with the intriguing name «Iaminhatelove» I would never have expected that it represented an amazing shop. Full of interesting and unique brands- this full of one of a kind pieces account got me truly inspired.
One day a friend of mine told me that she found a cool shop with the same name and we visited the shop together.
It was love at first sight. It sells a lot of amazing, hard-to-find brands (like, Skinnydip, my favourite Wildfox etc.), hand-made bright colored clothes, stylish accessories and eccentric pieces for the very brave and confident to wear. Actually, the shop is full of outstanding and unusual clothes. It feels like a mix of Japanese and English style.
I left the shop enthusiastic and knowing I had to share it, and maybe even try some extraordinary outfits.
A few days later I returned to the shop and decided to style three non-typical for me outfits- with the exception of the last one. I really forced myself to go beyond my limits, even if my hand was literally drawn to safe shapes and silhouettes.
As I’m blond, pink color really suits me, but I generally try to avoid it in my every day style, because I find it difficult to get the right shade of pink. However, I could not resist this heavenly soft Wildfox pink pony sweater.
2. Silk and lace
This outfit may ring a bell and feel like a safe space for some of you. Being more on the rock side of fashion, this uber-feminine was a pleasant challenge for me especially with this amazing lace top from Goldie London I simply could not resist.
3. Stripes, stripes, stripes
This outfit has been my favorite so far. I totally fell in love with the jacket and shorts. Not to mention that the vintage color adds character to the look and makes me look like a girl from the ‘80s. I can see myself wearing this outfit to dinner and an evening business meeting alike.
In the end, I found that any kind of experimentation transcends fashion boundaries and allows you to go above and beyond. Fashion is perceived in a new way and new ideas start flourishing.
Therefore, I urge you to experiment and try new things, especially in ever-changing fashion.