We're facing our fashion fears this week, thanks to Megan. She asked us to try out a trend that scares us, and I have to say, I feel like I've done a pretty darn good job of doing that this year. Since joining the Thrift Style Thursday crew, I've worn a lot of things I never thought I would, and to my surprise, most of them went swimmingly! Let's take a look back, shall we?
Long, long ago in a month called January, I began to ease into things with a bit of neutrals. Heretofore, combining black and brown was a big no-no in my book, but I liked what I saw on Pinterest, so I decided to give it a whirl.
Then there were the white pants, which seemed like a disaster in the making for a klutz like me. I've gotten a lot of use out of these babies in the past several months though, and I'm proud to say they are still white!
The following week, I broke new ground in several areas. I introduced a little mustard, a color I had previously declared off limits due to my yellow-y skin tone. I also wore a summery skirt in winter, and I did it with a little help from a colorful pair of tights. (Boy, did I hate tights when I was a kid!) I even began to dabble in pattern mixing. I've found it easier to mix patterns if they have at least one color in common. And if one of the patterns is polka dots because, c'mon, polka dots.
In the past, I usually stuck with a neutral base and then added a pop of a single color, a standard that still works quite well. But I've also now branched into multi-colored outfits. My collection of brightly-colored pants has grown immensely this year, and I frequently pair them with a different colored top and/or accessories.
I even tried pairing multiple shades of the same color!
Years of being much heavier had caused me to avoid plaid and gingham in the past, but the geometry really appeals to me. And hey, there're those white pants again!
So what are some of your fashion phobias? If you gave them a chance, you might be pleasantly surprised! Now let's go see what scares the other Thrift Style Thursday ladies! Click their pics below to go see their blogs, or the TST logo in the center will take you to our Facebook page. And don't forget two newest members, Alison and Amalia!