Easy Ways to Ease Out of Your Style Comfort Zone
Has a friend ever sent you a clothing article from a men’s online clothing store, saying, “Oh, this is so you!” We’ve all been there, right? And we don’t know about you, but for the longest time, we’d tell ourselves that it was our ‘signature’ look.
Looking back now, though, after having learned and explored so many aspects of fashion, we think it’s safe to say our “signature” look was just us being lazy and perhaps a little scared of change. Fashion is one of the most amazing forms of self-expression, and ideally, it should be a blend of your creativity, inspiration, culture, and personal style. Also, it should keep evolving because you’re not the same person you were two years ago, are you?
But we understand if the thought of changing your style is overwhelming. Because somewhere, at the back of our minds, we know people have become used to seeing us in a certain way, and stepping out of that already accepted comfort zone may lead to questions, comments, and possibly judgments.
However, there is a whole world of new fashion trends out there, ready for you to explore, and we’ll help you ease into it. Here are some tips.
Explore Fashion Trends With An Open Mind
The problem with having a style comfort zone is that you start believing that the clothes and accessories you always wear and have been wearing for a long time are the only ones that look good on you. This could be true, or this could be your misconception, but you’ll never know unless you start exploring fashion with an open mind.
So, when you go out shopping the next time, try everything that catches your eye, and take trial room selfies to see how it looks on you. With an open mind, you’ll be surprised how much the world of fashion has to offer.
Look for Inspiration
Fashion is all about inspiration. The greatest designers in this industry were once inspired by someone’s style and fashion choices, and today, they’re on a journey to inspire others with their designs. Look around you; you’re bound to find inspiration too.
From your parent’s vintage wardrobe to your favorite dance crew, a lot can inspire your fashion choices. Once you start looking, you’ll find something that speaks to your heart.
Focus on Having Fun
Being fashionable, dressing up, and switching up your style should always be about having fun. This means you can’t keep thinking about what people might think or say about your new style choices.
Once you start having fun, it’ll be easier to try trends and styles you’ve never tried before because, really—what’s there to lose? Play around with colors, fits, patterns, and fabrics—have a total blast!
This will also give you a sense of freedom like nothing else—the perfect way to unwind and give yourself a break!
Don’t Give Up on Comfort Completely
Easing out of your comfort zone doesn’t mean you have to completely give up on personal comfort. If you think a piece of clothing brings you comfort, it’s absolutely a must to keep it close. The new clothing articles and accessories you bring in can also be incorporated with your existing style!
For instance, if you love wearing high necks—continue wearing them. But to switch up your style, consider pairing the high necks with trendy jackets.
Stay True to Yourself
Taking inspiration from other people’s wardrobe choices does not mean you need to give up on your style choices. In fact, if anything, you’re supposed to be finding your personal style, right?
But it’s important to remember that there are billions of fashion trends out there, and there are new ones every season. Stepping out of your comfort zone doesn’t mean embracing every popular trend. Explore fashion with an open mind, but only adopt the styles that truly resonate with you.
Start Loving Yourself
Have you ever thought about what keeps you from trying new styles? It’s probably you, yourself. We often don’t try a certain style because we think it would look bad on us. From our body shape to our skin tone and facial features—nobody quite judges us as we judge ourselves.
This is one thing to work on when trying to step out of your comfort zone. You’re beautiful, unique (unless you’ve got a twin!), and phenomenal, and you should start giving yourself some credit. Once you do that, you’ll feel more comfortable in your body, giving you the confidence to try new styles and cuts!
Take Baby Steps
You don’t need to go straight from zero to a hundred on the fashion front—zero to 5 would be an acceptable place to start. The truth is, big drastic changes are tough, but baby steps are easier.
So, if you’re not quite ready to switch from classic button-downs to bright, patterned shirts, try a nice polo shirt instead.
Challenge Yourself Occasionally
While baby steps are great, if you feel like you’re not really making progress, it might be time to challenge yourself a bit.
Go shopping and look in the aisles you always avoid. Vow to yourself to only buy a style you’ve never tried before. Wear it confidently, and once the compliments start rolling in, you can pat yourself on the back!
Explore Brands with Unique and Quirky Designs
We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but most brands have their own signature style, and over time when you keep buying from them, it becomes part of your signature style too.
This is why it might be a good idea to try new and maybe non-mainstream brands when trying to step out of your comfort zone. You’ll be less likely to find the same styles and designs in their collection as the ones you’ve always bought.
You can also buy fashion accessories for men at Saulho.
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