Each and every one of us has a go-to outfit. We wear it during important and exciting times to feel our best, and we wear it on blah days when we don’t feel like thinking.
It could be a vintage tee and a maxi skirt, a pair of boyfriend jeans and a crop top, a mini skirt and a floppy hat… Whatever it may be for you, it’s a combination of clothing elements that, when put on your body, makes you feel like you.
But what about mixing it up for a change? I had a little eye-opening experience the other day that I wanted to share with all of you. You see, those who know me — and probably even a bunch who don’t — know what they can expect to find me in: some form of mini dress with thigh highs and ankle boots. Point blank. It’s my look and it’s been my look for quite some time.
But one recent morning, I found myself in a slight rush. I couldn’t find a pair of tights to wear beneath my thigh highs, so I reached for a pair of denim skinnies. BLUE denim. This is very unlike me, but I went with it.
Since I was wearing something different from the norm on the bottom, I was subconsciously led to choose something different on top: a tunic that I’d never before worn, for some reason or another. And then my hair — which is normally just worn down — somehow found its way into a knot atop my head.
And then… lipstick! I often wear red lipstick during the day, but somehow pink was what I found myself feeling.
And you know what? I felt on top of my game all day. One little shift from tights to jeans snowballed into an entirely new look for me, and this look — because it differed from my norm — made me feel refreshed.
So my challenge for you is to change it up… just for one day. Never let go of your go-to look — that look is yours and yours to keep — but once in a while, a little change snowballs into a big change, and your eyes are opened to a world of possibilities.
And if this can happen with a tiny change made in your outfit, imagine what other aspects this can apply to in your life? The opportunities are as big as the universe.
Items shown: Ruby Tuesday Mini Dress, Speckled Slouch Tall Sock, Brooks Ankle Boot, Bold Print Tunic, Braided High Rise Skinny, Cyd Zip Boot, Brass Cluster Bracelet, Brass Coin and Chain Bracelet, Kai Necklace Pendant, Su Necklace Pendant.
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