Dressing Outside of Your Fashion Comfort Zone

Dressing Outside of Your Fashion Comfort Zone

Posted by Ember Sierra on May 3rd 2022

I think we all have our go-to pair of jeans and our favorite comfy hoodie that we could wear every day if we could. As a busy college student, I know that falling into a routine, especially when it comes to picking outfits, can be easy, but it quickly gets boring. Fashion can be as exciting as you make it, and it's a fun way to express yourself. Today I will be sharing some outfits that are a little out of my comfort zone and some easy tips to spice up your style!

Color Blocking:

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As a petite person, I have always stayed away from color blocking for fear of making myself look shorter. After finding some inspiration online, I realized that sticking with a flattering silhouette for my body type is one way to eliminate this while pulling off the color-blocking trend. When combining bold colors like in the image above, it is best to pick either a warm color such as red, pink and orange, or a cold color like blue, green or purple, to create an outfit that is still cohesive. Then to complete the look and appeal to the eye, I also made sure to match my accessories. For this look, the satin cardigan I'm wearing pulls out the white from the shoes to create a cute, cohesive and colorful look!

Subtle Pattern Mixing:

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Personally, I have never been brave enough to venture into the realm of pattern mixing, however, I think I found a good place to start. Instead of mixing two really bold patterns, I chose a really subtle jacquard button-up to layer over this gingham skirt. I also decided to go with a pastel color scheme so that the pattern mixing was even more subtle.

Bold Patterns & Neutrals:

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This outfit is, by far, the most out of my comfort zone, but I still think it’s super cute and fun! To keep this outfit cohesive, I chose a black and white color scheme since you can never wrongly mix and match neutrals. I chose a patterned top that was not as densely patterned as my skirt so the look wasn’t too overwhelming and the patterns didn’t clash too much. Lastly, I finished the look off with my black and white Doc Martens and chunky gold jewelry.

Layered Tops & Dresses:

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This next look is one super cute layering idea I can’t believe I hadn’t tried until now. I just layered one of my favorite puffy-sleeved tops underneath a sundress for this super cute yet simple look. Layering long sleeves underneath dresses has been a recurring trend in the fall and winter, but this is a super fun way to layer this summer and spruce up your sundresses!

I hope that these outfits inspired you to step out of your fashion comfort zone and try out some new to style your looks!

Blog By: Ember Sierra