Falling for Color & Confidence

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When we think fall fashion, we inherently imagine warm and muted colors. Maroons, Browns, Mustards, and of course, black. And while that’s all fine and dandy, it’s not exactly a rule. There’s no reason to suddenly throw out those bright spring colors in your closet just because it’s “fall.” It’s just a matter of some new styling. Instead of wearing that bright tank with shorts and sandals, layer it with a printed jacket, jeans, and colored booties. Reinvent that spring dress with tights, over the knee boots, and a denim jacket. For even a small pop of color throw on some bright fringe or structural earrings. Boots, layering, and earrings go a long way in making a once spring outfit into a fall ensemble. Keep in mind, muted and warm colors aren’t going anywhere. I’m not saying bright colors are in a muted are out. Muted colors will always be a fall staple, but why not add a curve ball outfit every once and a while? Check out some of this inspiration on Pinterest:

 **Note: Red is a key color this fall

As I’ve started this whole blogging thing, I’ve made it my new objective to go out of my comfort zone a little. This outfit was a little of that. In the past, I probably would’ve stopped myself from pairing such bold colors head to toe for fear of judgement. But now, I want to challenge myself.  I’ve always admired how girls like Danielle from We Wore What, and Aimee Song from Song of Style create unexpected combinations and wear them proudly with unwavering confidence. Their styling is something I want to emulate in my own way. But stepping out of your comfort zone is hard and takes time – not to mention a test to your self confidence.

Unfortunately, the judgement of others or the fear of being judged is what feeds into self doubt. Now, I’ve never had someone outright tell me they hate my look, but little underhanded comments here and there have the ability to chip away at self confidence. They shouldn’t and I’m learning that more and more. This is where I believe role models are helpful. I have to think Danielle and Aimee probably didn’t get to where they are without encountering some judgement. No, they carried on with confidence in themselves and their vision. And their confidence gives me confidence. If they can do it, I can do it sort of attitude. This outfit is a small start, but it’s a start 🙂

So here’s to going out of your comfort zone and doing it proudly!

O U T F I T  D E T A I L S :

Top: This always happen to me 😦 Literally searched through over 2k tops and can’t find this exact one online. But here are two similar blouses from Forever21:

  1. https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/Product/F21/top_blouses_b/2000159292

2. https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/Product/F21/top_blouses/2000232130

Pants: Windsor Store

Earings: H&M (Currently only have navy, blush, and black stocked online). Here are some more options at Forever21.

 

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