Have you ever gone shopping just to realize that everything is a little too trendy and just a little bit too much out of your comfort zone?
Yeah, I’ve been there.
When the whole “off the shoulder” trend became trendy, I was not on board at all. A shirt just showing your shoulders? I cannot pull that off. It would look awkward and weird on me.
Or maybe it’s the jeans with wedges trend. Oh my goodness, y’all have no idea how many years I was against this trend. I would make excuses, I would claim it would look terrible, and I would more or less judge those who actually could pull the trend off, even if I hadn’t even tried it.
The reason you can’t pull off this season’s trends is because you haven’t tried.
Just try it!
Step out of your comfort zone!
Over the years, I’ve realized that fashion is so personal. Fashion creates memories for people, the threads in the clothes tell a story, and each person has their style that makes them feel themselves. My comfort style is casual or preppy clothing. If it were up to me, I’d shop at J.Crew and only J.Crew. I would wear Lilly Pulitzer and seersucker all day long.
Just recently, I’ve started stepping out of my box. I’ve started to try new trends. You know how some people say that you should do one thing a day that is out of your comfort zone?
Fashion can be that one thing.
Have you ever looked at a piece of food and written it off just based on the appearance as your friends say, “just try it! You might love it! You won’t know if you don’t try!”
I think that this can be the same for fashion.
I never thought that I would ever be pairing wedges with jeans, but here I am.
I never thought I’d wear an off the shoulder top, but that’s been done.
I never thought that I would wear all black, but I checked that one off the list.
Do you know what the benefit of trying new styles and new trends is?
I’m expanding my mind in the world of fashion. I know, it’s silly to talk about “expanding your mind” when we are just talking about clothes, here. I truly believe that anything that is out of your comfort zone can be mind-expanding, life-changing, and it can be a confidence booster, whether that thing be traveling, public speaking, or trying a new trend.
As a result of trying new trends, the world of fashion has grown in my eyes and my mind. I am open to more styles and I am open to trying new things, both in and out of the fashion world.
The reason you can’t pull off this season’s trends is because A) you won’t try and B) it’s out of your comfort zone.
I challenge you to try to do something out of your comfort zone today.
Try a new food.
Try a new trend.
Try a new study technique.
Travel to a new place.
Eat a meal alone (Instagram friends, where are ya?! You’ll know what I’m talking about if you watch my stories)
Try a new quiet time routine.
Step out of your comfort zone and just try something new! The worst thing that could happen is you don’t do it again. The best thing that could happen is that it be your new favorite thing!