In one of my most recent posts I was telling you a few of my "style rules" and how I do follow them religiously in order to always look put together. In one of the little paragraphs I mentioned finding your style and sticking to it, even if it's basics like leather jacket and t-shirt + jeans. That's pretty much my uniform, but one thing that I missed out on mentioning though, is that I still like to try something new.
Whether it's in fashion or in real life, I always make it a personal challenge of mine to go out of my comfort zone at least once a month. It doesn't have to be anything 'wild', but it's good to push yourself regularly and get comfortable in different situations.
Last month for example, I attended a lot of blogging events on my own. This may sound like a piece of cake to most, but as I'm pretty shy and introvert, I was patting myself on the shoulder on the train home like "yeah girl, you did it!"because it can be intimidating being in a room with people who do the same thing, quite possibly better, and trying to keep your head above water.
This month Boohoo contacted me and they wanted to send me a random dress to style. At first I was jumping around my room as I bloody love this brand, but then terror and panic surfaced as I knew it was not going to be a black dress or possibly anything black at all. They wanted to challenge me to wear something different and out of my comfort, so of course here comes the metallic dress.
Metallics have been a trend I haven't really explored as they lean more towards maximalism and statement, rather than minimalism which is my thing. I do like it though, and sometimes seeing flashy shoes or dresses makes me want to try them. I wanted to style this dress that isn't me, in a way that is me, so that I could happily walk in it all day and not feel weird.
Of course I decided to go with a leather jacket as on this particular day it was quite breezy and in the shade you could easily feel a little cold. I had this jacket for 10 years actually and it's honestly one of the best purchases ever!
On my feet I'm, as always, rocking something from Topshop. I have a thing for these peep toe sandals as the heel makes them super comfy to wear every day.
Last but certainly not least is my new bag, a dreamy Chanel WOC in caviar leather that I will review soon. You may have spotted it on my Snapchat (WhatKrisDid) last week. This is my graduation present and I'm SO happy to finally have it. It's a dream come true, thanks Mama Cupcake.
Honestly it felt great wearing this dress. So many of my friends made comments like "wow, this is different but you rock it" and it's certainly a number people will notice. You can easily take the look day to night as well which is something I love.
Thanks Boohoo for challenging me and I'd like to know if you guys leave your comfort zone often and how! Let me know in the comments.
Dress - Boohoo
Shoes - Topshop
Bag - Chanel WOC
Jacket - Vintage (similar here)
Shop the dress by clicking on the little image below!