Jumpsuit H&M, ankle boots Zara, coat Winners, bag Chanel, headwrap/scarf vintage, sunglasses Zumel & Co
Don’t you feel that sometimes that we all tend to want to people in very defined categories, just because it seems easier for us to understand them? You know what I am referring to: you are either only a democrat or liberal, religious or atheist, you either love rock or r&B, you’re either good or bad, and so on. There are so many categories that we want to put people in, but I think we are all such complex and interesting beings. This also applies when it comes to our sense of fashion and style. It’s funny how you should only be either preppy, or street inspired, or minimalistic, etc.
I can never put myself into any of those groups. The only group I can place myself in is eclectic. I love (almost) all styles and trends. I wear all of the ones I feel comfortable in. I love pushing myself out of my own comfort zone. It may sound funny, but I am not very comfortable in flats or very low heels. And since I have been experiencing some foot pain as of lately (and am being told to cut back on wearing heels, especially high heels) I have been experimenting more and more with flat or low heel shoes.
So far I am most comfortable in some sneakers and ankle booties. Finding a flat shoe that I would be comfortable in (read feel dressed up and feminine) is turning out to be hard. I also have a hard time paying big $$ for flat shoes, eheehhe. Silly right? What should a heel height have to do with the cost you’re willing to pay? So just recently I found a $7 pair of burgundy loafers in a Value Village. I was ready to shell out that kind of money, no problem. They are very interesting and possibly even more so, because I love Gucci, and Gucci has brought back the loafer shoes into fashion over the last couple of seasons. Maybe that’s why I liked them eheheh. I’m still testing them, and they don’t feel very natural to me just yet, but we all need to get out of our comfort zones from time to time and test out new waters (or trends and styles).
Today's outfit is definitely eclectic. You will either love it or hate it. But I felt like wearing it that day. Is this going to be one of those looks you look at few years later and think to yourself: what was I thinking? But who cares! You tested something different and one time maybe you failed, but other times you blew it out of the water! So dare to experiment. At least fashion makes that easy to do.
So what are the trends that you don’t date try on? What has been one thing you wish you could wear but can’t get yourself to do it? What would it take for you to push yourself out of your comfort zone and go with it? Love hearing from you.