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Dressing Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Dressing outside of your comfort zone can be both scary and exciting at the same time. Scary because you are not sure how the people around you will react to clothes that are not considered "you", and exciting because you know that a change of style will boost your confidence.

So how do you step out?

Color me beautiful

Something as simple as picking colors that you don't usually go for can make a huge difference. When you feel comfortable in a certain color, you tend to wear it all the time, which can sometimes make you look and feel the same as you always do. This is exactly what you are trying to break away from.


How many times have you looked at an item of clothing and thought it was hideous, only to find someone else wearing it a few days later and looking stunningly fabulous? If only you had the guts to have tried it on.

Next time you're out shopping, explore the colors and pick out items that you never thought you would like and you may just be pleasantly surprised.

Sometimes you will read or hear that a certain color doesn’t suit you. Don't take that statement as the only truth out there. Explore and discover what you like and what looks good on you as an individual.

Try it on, even if you don't like it at first

If you're up for a bit of a change and feel like a bit of adventure, when rummaging through the clothing racks on your next shopping trip, pick items that you know you would never ever wear. Take them into the fitting room and see, in living color, how they look on you.

It's always a good idea to drag a friend (and not your hubby) along for some honest advice. Your shopping trip may turn into an adventure of great finds.

Be fashionable but don't overdo it

Do try on the latest fashions, but don't wear them all at the same time. If the season's trend is animal print, look for one item of clothing in that print that can be worn to accessories and compliment your outfit. Don't dress in cheetah from head to toe.

Author: Dimi Ingle
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