H&m sweater, similar; ℅ Levi’s shorts; headband (from a local store), similar; gifted boots (from my mama!), similar; Rayban sunglasses.
I’ve been thinking lately, of clothing and personal style and what scares me in regards to it. It’s funny to think of clothing being scary, but I think it’s natural to have styles or pieces that intrigue us, yet we are reluctant to wear. I have a couple of items I lust over, styles I pin over and over again on my style boards, waiting for the day I will get up the nerve to try them out. I find that having a blog in and of itself is a great place to experiment with style, because it shows that we are willing to share the good and bad with each other. I don’t mind messing up here, or wearing something that is not perfect. I think it is normal to not always look good, to make mistakes and fail and be willing to try again the next day. I love being inspired by those around me and feeling that I can look a certain way, too, if I experiment enough.
I’ve had a few looks in my head for some time, waiting for the day when I would get up the nerve to try them out (and leave the house.) I find it is easier to wear something that makes me nervous when I know I won’t see anyone I know, but maybe just have some errands to run. This way I get a little more comfortable with my look without anyone being the wiser, while simultaneously taking a style risk. Wearing tights with shorts in the cooler months was something I had wanted to try for awhile. It looked different to me and I like to switch things up sometimes and go a little outside the box. I like the juxtaposition of wearing something meant for one season, but modified to work in another. Other looks I am dying to try are overall shorts in the summer (love these), and a crop top with a high waisted pencil skirt, a la Kim K (the new Kim, post Kanye of course.) I’m willing to try new things with my style because I find that people really don’t care that much what I wear in my daily life, the only one that is judging me is…me. I want to be myself and experiment and stretch my boundaries style wise, and sometimes it is in baby steps, or nothing more than a thought that stays in the back of my mind.
Tell me, what scares you when it comes to personal style?