FASHION: Stepping out of your comfort zone
I have never thought of myself as fashionable, i like to be comfortable. Although I admire people that do the most with fashion, taking risks, getting Involved with trends etc
When I think of dressing up, what comes to mind is ” What will look good on me” and “what I’ll be comfortable with”. I love free little dresses, there’s so much joy in wearing free dresses and just have air flow into every part of your body.
I’m not a fan of trousers especially jean because I think it’s too much work. From wearing them to moving around with them and pulling them. I only wear them when I’m going somewhere I can’t wear a little dress to.
Recently, I noticed myself taking fashion risks and trying new styles. I have noticed this doesn’t only apply to my dressing but in everything I get involved with. I’m more expressive, I’m more open etc and i have this “Live life to the fullest” slogan i keep saying.
I’m a very careful person, and as much as i know it’s ok to make mistakes sometimes, I try my best to avoid mistakes completely. So if I pick clothes to wear and it doesn’t seem right or it seems like too much stress I’ll just drop it and wear the normal “shift dress” or “trouser and a top” .
I was going to work on Saturday, it wasn’t for anything too official so I thought “why not look different?” I was a bit skeptical about the red hair because i wasn’t really sure how my boss was going to react but I wore it anyways..
STRIPES ON STRIPES: So I always hear people talk about how to style “stripes on stripes” like it’s a big deal. When I thought about it that morning, I told my self ” baby girl, wear plain and stripes, you don’t want that kind of stress” Then i said to myself again ” Why not try? Why do other people think they can do it and you cannot?” I just picked the two stripes my eyes caught first and I tried it on.
It looked good to me and to top it up I said ” no heels today baby, you will wear kicks” it was like some inner self that had been sleeping rose up. After dressing up and looking at myself repeatedly, I stepped out of the house. I got a lot of compliments… A LOT, then I posted the picture on IG and I got more compliments. It felt really good.
ANKARA RIOT : So I added some fabric to my jean last year and I wore it in a way I thought was cool at the time.
When I thought of wearing it again, I wanted to make it look really cool. Remember we are taking risks now? So I decided to use multiple fabrics for my scarf and a white shirt to bring it out. I did that and OMG!!
I looked at me and I was like GIRL!!!! I got a lot of compliments , questions, strange stares
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PALAZZO: I’ve seen people style palazzo with big shirts but that’s not me, I will wear crop top or something fitting. Big and big doesn’t sound nice to me even if it looked good on people. This day, I was going to see a friend. I’ll get picked from my house to his and dropped back home. I told myself ” Even if you turn out looking funny, it’s fine..
not many people will see you” When I was about to wear my wig I said NO!! Use a scarf to make a turban, it’ll add flavor to your outfit. I did that and I loved it..
KIMONO: I’m a lover of kimonos, I designed kimonos (DeesKimono) in the past and sold almost all of it. I’m thinking of doing that again in a big way. So help me God.
I woke up really late for church and I wasn’t sure what to wear. I didn’t think I’ll go before I slept so I didn’t sort outfits. I got up from the bed and took an oversized white shirt, a jean and a scarf.. but when I was about to leave , my inner self said “you can wear that kimono”
I DID … I got compliments, I think I looked really good..
I Will take more fashion risks and try more things I normally wouldn’t.. What about you?
WHICH OUTFIT IS YOUR FAVORITE?
What kind of person are you with fashion? Risk taker or Comfortable?
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Thank you babe. You gotta step out of that comfort zone. I’m right here with you
You look really lovely in all i can’t exactly pick a favorite. I think I’d go with stripes though coz it’s a risky trend. You either miss it or get it, no inbetweens.
Depends on my mood really.. Back in university i was more of a risk taker than I am now. These days i find myself being very cautious of my environment and I really hate strange stares but my inner self is waiting for freedom especially my hair.
Thank you b. I think the Stripes was a really big risk too. Pls let it all out, I can’t wait .
I love the kimono look. I loved the design on it plus I’m a jean and shirt person too… So… The kimono and Jean is my favorite. Ps: I’m stealing the style already. I’ll tag you…
Haha.. I know you’re a jean person. Thank you, pls tag me
Wow! Nice writeup and outfits there. Keep it up 😉
Thank you. I will
The kimono outfit is just…… Mind blowing! That’s me best.
I don’t know why I can never get it right with palazzo. 😪
Haha. Thank you , I think it’s safe to wear it with a fitting crop top..
I read this earlier but had trouble commenting via my browser and had to search for the blog via wordpress even that didn’t work.
Now I have forgotten my comment cus it’s been weeks.😳
…… it is definitely something about this post inspiring my new found love for scarfs and hoops.
Haha. Thank you, I’m glad..
I’m so confused.. Going with everything especially the Ankara riot😊
I think the Ankara riot rocked. Thanks for your feedback
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Girl you’re not here to joke 🔥. I really want to step out of my comfort zone this year, although I like to be careful.