Hello lovely people and welcome back to my blog!
For those wondering, I have started a new series called “Getting out of a style rut” you can read the first part HERE and for the second part I thought I’d talk about comfort zone.
I’ve spoken a bit about comfort zone but it’s something that happens to all of us and something that worth talking about. We all have a comfort zone with clothing, it can be a style, colour, anything, and this post is for those wanting a big push to get out of that!
I won’t lie and say I don’t have comfort zones because I do, always – mine are baggy t-shirts so I can hide my top half, but they’re not always that flattering.
I don’t want to blabber on too much with the intro, so let’s get straight into it.
A SLOW TRANSITION
My first piece of advice is to not rush, take your time when getting out of your comfort zone. If you’re someone who loves to wear black clothing, I’m not expecting you to go straight to bright crazy colours. Take your time with it and do it one piece at a time, the more you add in slowly you’ll start to realise it’s not hard changing up your wardrobe and adding something different.
FIND ANOTHER COLOUR
Continuing on the first point, if you’re someone who wears only one colour and you see an item that you want, but it comes in other colours, get the different colour. You may say “oh because it’s black it’ll go with everything and I can wear it to blah blah blah” but really you’re just making up excuses. If you like wearing darker colours, don’t go straight for a bright pink and think you’ll wear it – if you like black, go for a purple and navy because they’re also easier to wear and you’re staying in the comfort zone while also getting out of it.
KNOW YOUR SHAPES
For most things, I don’t agree with “you have this shape so you can only wear this” because that’s a load of rubbish. It’s always good to experiment with different silhouettes and look at what suits your body and what makes you feel comfortable. It’s really good trying new things, and if you’re someone who tends to stick with the same shape and maybe same colour, try a different silhouette but stay in that comfort colour until you become more confident with the shape and then it’s easier to transition into another colour.
ONE IN, ONE OUT
When I did the first part of this series, I talked about when you get new pieces in, get rid of some old pieces. When you finally buy something out of your comfort zone, start giving away “comfort” clothes, especially when you don’t need them. Being realistic, no one needs 5 of the same colour shirts, not even 3 – if you’re someone who has 3+ white t-shirts, it’s time to give them away and bring in new things. The more comfort you cull, the easier it’ll be to get out of this comfort zone; when you look into your wardrobe and see different thing’s, you know they’re the only option, so you’re going to wear them more and feel more confident.
Thank you to everyone who reads my posts, comments and all that jazz! I appreciate you all so much and can’t thank you enough! I’m trying to finish this series by the end of next week because it’s something we all need to do! If there’s any topics you’d like me to cover, please comment them below and I’ll make sure to add them in!
– A.L X
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