Another season, another reason to have some fun. Exploring my personal style involves experimenting with colours, prints and styles. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t, but the main point is I’m not afraid to mix and match when it comes to my style. It’s easy to stay in your comfort zone, I know this from experience, from a wardrobe that only consisted of black, navy and white to a wardrobe full of colour, to the point I gain an instant smile when I open my closet.
Don’t be afraid of colour, just find what works for your body type. The reason why I use to wear dark colours was to hide my body as I mentioned in How I Embrace My Flaws I was uncomfortable, I didn’t want to bring attention to myself. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice it at the time but another factor that played an element was being surrounded by toxic relationships. Hearing negative phrases regularly made me question fashion choices constantly. I’m ready I’d exclaim, just to be met with you wanna leave looking like that? I can admit I would dress for comfort, not style. Style never interested me when I was younger, if I liked something I would wear it, following no style rules just my own sense of joy – mixing textures, accessorising too much, and clashing colours. My style journey has evolved vastly from my teens, in 2009 I can say my style aesthetic was tomboy, despite many not believing me, it’s true. I was the kid with New Era snapbacks, loose-fitted t-shirts and jumpers paired with jeans and Adidas trainers. How times have changed, as my confidence grew I slowly started getting interested in how I styled myself, not to mention I discovered Jeannie Mai’s show How Do I Look? That gave women makeovers and inspired confidence through clothing.
As the title indicates, this is the colourful spring edit. Confidence was the main factor of the look, with this in mind I focused the outfit on an orange silk blouse, the fabric instantly makes you feel like royalty. The colour is bright and I embraced it, opting to pair the blouse with pink velvet patterned pants, but you can also pair it with black high-waisted jeans to dial the look down. I tend to opt for high-waisted trousers as they tend to sit higher on the waist, hide trouble areas and generally I’m more comfortable. As I wanted to keep the look simple, I decided gold wire earrings and boujee sunglasses would be the only accessories.
Blouse from PRETTYLITTLETHING
Pants from PRETTYLITTLETHING
Earrings from EBAY
Sunglasses from AMAZON
Will you take risks with style this season?
Until next time, stay blessed and classy,