How often do you try on an amazing new outfit, take a look in the mirror and then chuck it to the the back of your wardrobe and opt for something you ALWAYS wear.
It’s probably something black isn’t? We’ve all been there… every day… trust me.
I was recently inspired by Dia&Co, an online subscription box, and their ‘Try-Day Friday’ project to encourage self-esteem and I couldn’t wait to get on board. From today onwards, Friday isn’t just the last day before the weekend (hallelujah!) it’s so much better. Friday brings us the opportunity to get over our fears of bold colours, short skirts and tight tops!
Everyone feels insecure from time-to-time whether it be a fear of showing off that extra bit of skin or ALWAYS turning to the same practical items in your wardrobe. We all like to hide our perceived flaws – I am definitely guilty of this too – but really we should be embracing them because life would be SO boring if everyone looked the same.
Everyone is beautiful in their own individual way, so let’s all bite the bullet and wear that daring outfit that we bought God knows how long ago and STILL haven’t worn!
Gone are the days of hiding behind a boring wardrobe and only imagining ‘pulling off’ your dream outfits from Style Icons’ Instagram posts !
My outfit wishlist (fears)
I’ve put together some of my dream outfits I’d love to wear but happen to find my self saying the same phrases whenever pI go to try them on.
‘It’s too bold’
- Pink cropped faux fur jacket, bluebanana.com £28
- Black floral print pencil skirt, River Island £30
- Gold tiered statement necklace, GILT.com £23
- Pink faux fur crossbody bag, SoleSociety.com £36
- Gold sock boot with block heel, River Island £25
I always like to shy away from clothes with too much colour, fabric and pattern- purely because I hate to stand out in a crowd.
I probably own at least 5 different midi skirts but I’m so self conscious about my short stumpy legs… that – yep you guessed it – they’re obviously hidden in dust at the back of my wardrobe.
This is probably the reason I always end up wearing the same clothes I feel comfortable in without drawing too much attention to myself.
‘It’s too OTT- I’m not a bloody supermodel’
- Burgundy dress, Topshop £62
- Black fedora hat, Belk.com £39
- Black over-the-knee boots, pilotuk.com £50
I dream about wearing numerous fedora hats whenever I’m booking city breaks away… please tell me I’m not the only one who does this?! Haha! But whenever it comes to packing my suitcase I’m just never brave enough because I just think other people will be like ‘who does she think she is trying to pull off a Kendal Jenner look’!
‘It’s not my style’
Blue velvet choker bralett, prettylittlething.com £8.43
Leather skater skirt, boohoo.com £15
Red and black checked shirt, rosegal.com £9.52
Matte red lipstick, Charlotte Tilbury £23
So many items in my wardrobe are spontaneous buys – often in the sale and naughty treats to myself – but far too many of them aren’t worn. This is purely because I don’t think they ‘suit my style’ (whatever that is?!) and imagine they would just look better on someone else.
MY TRY-DAY OOTD
Try-day is the perfect opportunity to bring out the clothes you’ve always wanted to try, but have been too scared to.
I’ve combined all my fears together in this one outfit and although I felt stupid in too much colour, patterns, fur and skin on show by the end of the day I was actually strutting around with confidence! I was feeling so brave I even brought out the red lipstick!!
Checked pattern midi skit, Topshop
Crop faux fur khaki jacket, Missguided
Black gold pendant choker, New Look
Lilac glitter cami, Topshop
Red strappy heels, New Look
Red lipstick, Rimmel
If I can do it you can too! I challenge you to wear that leather mini skirt, flaunt those Boho flares, and try on those daunting high heels, even if you’re hesitant. Brush aside your fears and rock the outfit you’ve always admired with absolute confidence!
I hope I can given you some inspiration and motivation to face your own fashion fears next Try-Day. I promise you will ALL look and feel GREAT!
Love Leeanna xo