So, you might be looking at this outfit and thinking Chloe, you're wearing 95% powder pink, how could that not be in your comfort zone? Well pals, it's not the colour palette thats a comfort pusher for me, it's the trousers.
For years I have lusted after many a pair of trousers but worried about the cut, the fit, how they'll look on my body, on my stomach and that's why you'll have seen me in trousers/jeans in maybe 2/3 blog posts in the (almost) two and a half years I've been blogging. So, when I saw these extremely beautiful culottes from Elvi I thought it was about time that I got over my trouser fear and at least gave them a go. I think a lot of clothing related fear is in the mind, I told myself for years that trousers don't suit me, that people will think I look ridiculous - nobody has ever said that to me, just my mind telling me to avoid wearing something for fear of the judgement from others. So, the culottes arrived in the post, I put them on and you know what, I actually love them! Sad I've missed out on so many glorious pairs of trousers. I think I would still chose a dress over a pair, but thats the romantic-style lover in me.
If you're the opposite of me and don't feel like you can wear dresses buy 5 different styles/shapes and just try them. Get your legs out more often, get your arms out and push yourself out of your comfort zone. You're only going to be here once, don't waste time worrying what strangers will think about your body. I know that's easy for me to say, but I say it as a person who would only ever wear a dress with leggings, and would never wear anything remotely figure hugging. The more I push myself in the outfits I wear, the more I learn to love the parts of my body I once hated. I think it's all about finding the right style and shape that works for you. I have quite short legs so essentially culottes don't do much to elongate my leg etc, but who. even. cares!? Go wear that mini skirt, wear that crop top, wear those culottes and enjoy fashion without the fear of what others may think of you.
*Items in this blog post were kindly sent to me. As always, all opinions are my own.