Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thrift Style Thursday: Risking It All

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!





10 comments:

  1. Love this recap post of all the accomplishments you've made with your wardrobe this year!! I think my favorite one might be the "All about that bass" look. So many fun colors & patterns coming together :)

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    1. I did have a lot of fun with that particular outfit. It was also the first time I left the house thinking "Oh God, they're all gonna laugh at me" and came home with more of an "I look awesome!" mentality. :)

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  2. LOVE this! TST has challenged me to get outside of my style box as well..and like you said, most of the time it turned out pretty good. Great recap!


    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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    1. I have definitely learned to think outside the box more, even within the confines of my existing wardrobe. It's been such fun mixing and matching things I never would have thought to put together just a year ago.

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  3. I really enjoy your blog so much. You are very down-to-earth. It's easy for me to relate to you. Your style inspires me to try new things, and to accessorize!

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    1. Aw, thanks! You're so sweet!

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  4. What a fun recap, I should have thought of that haha! I think my favorite outfit in this mix is definitely the gingham shirt, though I do love that outfit from back in January!! I do love the fact that Thrift Style Thursdays challenges me to get creative and remix outfits and thrifted pieces to fit each theme. Great post!! :)

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    1. It's so easy to get in a rut, always wearing the same top with the same bottoms. You ladies have really taught me to put more thought and creativity into my outfits each day, and I feel I've become more self-confident because of it. So thanks!

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  5. I have so enjoyed seeing your style blossom as you try new things!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. It's been a interesting, if bumpy, ride, hasn't it? ;)

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