Challenging your Fashion Fears

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m am going to talk about facing your fashion fears because this season I am challenging mine. I’ve always loved fashion but when it comes to going out of my comfort zone style-wise, I chicken out. I would either admire the piece from afar or buy it and end up never wearing it. So, I decided to face my fashion fears and did a few things that I will share with you down below.

Challenging Your Fashion Fears

Investing in Staples

Investing in staples if essentially when you are trying to get out of your comfort zone. If you have one piece that make you feel comfortable, put together, pretty, etc. BUY IT. Once you have that staple piece you will be able to pair it up with anything I can guarantee. For example, you can pair your favorite jeans with a blouse and heels, something you wouldn’t normally wear. Below are pieces that you can play with to create something new.

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Sweater: H&M | Jeans: H&M | Earrings: H&M | Brown Bag: H&M | Heels: H&M | Graphic Tee: H&M | Skirt: Chic Wish (similar) | Black Bag: Zaful (similar) | Flats: Genuine People (similar)

Take Baby Steps

This is the best approach for someone who is not comfortable going out of their comfort zone when it comes to fashion. If there is a popular trend, color, texture, or cut, that I really want to try out, I will look for small ways to incorporate it into my existing wardrobe. Let’s say you love stripes, but the current trend of wearing striped pants or mixing pants is overwhelming, try wearing striped pants with a basic solid blouse. You can shop this favorite look below.

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Pants: H&M | Sweater: H&M | Mules: H&M

Just Do It!

My last tip to share is to just try it! How bad can it actually be? It isn’t the end of the world, not will you be outcasted from the world. It’s just clothes! Fashion is a way to express oneself through clothing. So if you feel like mixing stripes with polka-dots, by all means you do you! If you’ve been dying to wear that short black leather skirt with your biker leather jacket, rock it. You can take a look from Dia&Co who has a try Friday initiative that encourages people to try a new look they would not normally wear or they have been to afraid to try. For those who are looking to step out of their comfort zone, try once a week to wear an item that takes you out of your comfort zone!

 

This post is in collaboration with Dia&Co.

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10 Spring Trends You Need to Know

Are you ready to find your new look for the season? The best place to start is by taking some inspiration from the runway. Here’s the hottest trends of Spring 2016:

Off the Shoulder

The off the shoulder trend has made its comeback. It is a classic look that can fit everyone from sophisticated to luxe fashion, to high street brands. 

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Tie Sleeve Chambray Dress

The Latin Look

The influence of Latin cultures will always have its place in fashion. It is fun, feminine, and flirty. To add a little Latin to your wardrobe look for bright colors, ruffles, peasant sleeves and flamenco skirts to spice up your look.

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Selfie Leslie Embroidered Dress

Mules

The chic slippers are back and I’m in love. The mule can be dressed up or dressed down. Pair it with jeans and a tee and you’re ready to go. An elegant slip dress with the right accessories and you are slipper ready.

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Faux Suede Mules

Hoodies

Hoodies will forever and always have a place in fashion. They have gone from streetwear to runway. It is the cozy staple in every cool teenager’s wardrobe.

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Hooded Sweatshirt Dress

Florals

“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking” to quote Miranda Priestly. This season, floral actual are. They are have become prints on denim, skirts, bags, etc. Anything floral is a staple piece in your spring wardrobe.

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Rosalyn One Shoulder Dress

Sequins

Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? In the past, sequins only come out for winter holiday events. Not anymore. This season sequins are glinting in the early sunlight of the spring months.

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Chloe Metallic Hi Waisted Shorts

Puffed-up Sleeves

More is definitely more this spring. The statement sleeves turned heads on the runways this season and it’s a easy look that anyone can pull off. Try a puffy sleeved top with a pair of jeans to add a little va-va-voom to your look.

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Off-the-Shoulder Pinstripe Dress

The Button Down Shirt

Every season designers task themselves into reinventing the essential staple: the button down shirt. This season button down can be a shirt dress, oversize shaped, one-shoulder split shirt, and so many other different cuts. Investing in one of these pieces will keep you looking fresh and on trend.

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Tie-Waist Oversized Shirt

Gingham

This print has made its comeback and I couldn’t be happier. The gingham print is a print that you can dress up or down and pair with anything. It’s also a print that is perfect for transitioning from spring to summer. Anything item clothing with this print is in my opinion a staple in your wardrobe.

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Jules Gingham One Shoulder Top

Seaside stripes

Straight from beach umbrellas, lounge chairs, and Nantucket awnings, stripes are the classic piece that you should have in your wardrobe. They’re also convenient because they are the perfect transitional piece for spring to summer.

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