This post is going to serve as a sort of continuation from the video I shared yesterday. It was one of my favourite videos ever, and I was so pleased with how it turned out. You can watch it here if you missed it, but it was essentially a hunt for some inspiration and ways to move out of my comfort zone. I think knowing your comfort zone is a really important part of creating a wardrobe you love. Maybe that's stating the obvious a little, but it gives you chance to really build upon your basics; to invest in the pieces you know you will wear the most, and to always have these pieces to fall back on. Equally, knowing what your comfort zone is informs you on how you may step outside of it.
For instance, I know I feel the most comfortable in trousers. I find trousers are more flattering to my figure than going bare legged. I also prefer loose fitting pieces as opposed to something form fitting. Hence this crazzyyy jumpsuit being a good piece for me to step outside of my comfort zone with. It incorporates two factors that I know I will feel comfortable and confident with, which in turns gives me the confidence to try something new. That 'something new' is the bright colours and the stripe print! This is by no means understated, classic, minimal or any of the other words I would normally use to categorise my sartorial choices. But I still felt amazing and completely comfortable in this, despite all of that.
Recently I have been more drawn to colour and prints, and I think it's because I have slowly experimented here and there in a way that makes them feel a little less alien. It's all about those baby steps, and it's best to do those on a budget too. The high street is great for trying out new things without the worry of whether or not the investment will be worth it. This jumpsuit was £32 - it's been to Spain with me (more on that trip to follow this week), may well go on a night out with me at some point, and probably on another holiday. Realistically that could be the extent of how much wear this gets, but for that price I am fine with that. I may never pick up a piece like this ever again, or it may inspire me to invest in something similar. But seeing myself in looks like this actually makes me feel more confident despite it not being something I am the most confident to wear. So that makes it £32 Well spent!