Have you ever been out shopping and seen an item of clothing you would absolutely love to buy but could never imagine the confidence to do so due to it being in a different colour to what you normally wear? Or have you found the confidence to purchase said item but then backed out of wearing it before you get out of your front door?
Fashion is a wonderful thing. Styles are always changing and some require more confidence than others to wear. It’s easy to fall in love with clothes that your favourite Instagrammers/ bloggers are wearing but it takes a lot of balls to get out of your comfort zone and wear colours you aren’t used to.
Before I started blogging my wardrobe colours consisted mainly of dark tones (black, grey, blue with some mustard thrown in). I never really had the confidence to try different colours. This year I have become more open minded and have found that confidence I needed to buy clothes in the colours I had never really looked at before.
Start Slow. Accessories.
If you’re thinking of branching out to different colours you don’t normally wear or are lacking confidence in leaving the house in an outfit you’ve never worn before then my advice would be to start small with accessories. My first foray into red was when I purchased some Saltwater Sandals in the Summer. I loved playing around with them and seeing how they looked with different types of outfits, giving that pop of colour that had previously been missing from my outfits. Shoes, bags, scarves, hats, they are all perfect accessories to play around with to brighten up your outfit.
The colour I have struggled most with is red. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. I have never been convinced that I suit it, however I have really embraced it this Autumn. One of the biggest piece of red clothing I invested in was this gorgeous jumper from New Look. I saw it hanging on the rail in store and thought I would try it on ‘just to see’. When I did, I fell in love instantly! The slightly belled sleeves, the high neck and the long length meant it was instant hit for me. It’s perfect now the air is becoming colder and we’re heading into Winter. I imagine wearing this in front of a fire with some leggings and thick wool socks. Excellent Hygge attire. What’s more, when looking for the link to add into the post I’ve seen that it’s on Special Offer at the moment! £18.74 – bargain.
If you still need that confidence to ‘go for it’ then clear a day to go shopping by yourself or with a friend who is not only honest but also open minded too. I thank my friends and the strangers who have stopped me in the street/ restaurant toilets to compliment me on my outfits for my confidence. If you have anyone blurt out negative comments to you then try to be thick skinned. Channel the good feelings you have when you get a compliment and work it baby!
If all else fails, put some headphones on, play ‘Staying Alive’ and pretend you’re Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. That strut.
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