Given my lifestyle, I take a pretty conservative approach when it comes to my style. But taking a fashion risk doesn’t necessarily mean wearing something colourful or quirky, style is incredibly personal, and it’s all about trying things that fall outside of your comfort zone. Perhaps you can start with something small, like trying a colour you wouldn’t normally wear, or maybe you want to make a bigger change, like trying a totally new silhouette. Either way, the most important factor is that you always wear things that feel like you.
Here are three simple ways I’ll been switching things up:
#1- Go oversized
Imagery via Pinterest
I’m going to have a play with balancing oversized items with more form-fitting silhouettes, like these oversized shirts styled above (likely borrowed from the boys)! I also love the relaxed look that many have been sporting in pairing oversized separates together, though I fear I’m too petite to pull that one off. So I’ll be sticking to the one oversized item for now! When wearing an oversized top, making small tweaks – such as rolling up your sleeves, or a simple french tuck into your trousers – can pull the outfit together and keep you looking polished.
The Best Relaxed Shirts
#2 – Jackets as tops
For anyone who’s not a traditional suit-wearer, or inspired by the traditional silhouette – this one’s for you. You can break the rules by wearing your jacket as a top. For me, double-breasted jackets are the most versatile when it comes to rule breaking. Also, if you know me, you know I love belting a jacket. The high street offer some great options. In my opinion, it creates a great silhouette.
#3 – Different tones
While the majority of my wardrobe comprises of pieces in neutral and muted tones, in recent times I’ve been adding more chocolate brown pieces to my wardrobe. And yes – it’s technically a neutral tone – but it was a colour that in the past, I would have avoided as I typically relied on black and navy as my dark base colours.
What are some fashion risks you’ve taken lately?