23 November 2016

Why You Should Step Out of Your Sartorial Comfort Zone

Oversized Denim Jacket

While an oversized jacket is not something you would usually find in my closet, I was drawn to the incredible embroidered detail on the back of this jacket. It is a piece I just love. There's no reason behind it, I simply think it is absolutely beautiful and when I worn this I felt like one of those girls you see on the street style websites.

Just because a piece of clothing doesn't fit your usual style doesn't mean that you need to avoid it. Here are my tips on buying outside your sartorial comfort zone.

1. Make sure you LOVE it!

Oversized Denim Jacket

This tip is extremely important! If it's not something you'd normally wear, you need to make sure that your actually love it. Not just like, but love! If you don't, your never going to wear it and challenge yourself to make it work with your current wardrobe.

2. Pinterest

Oversized Denim Jacket

And I mean pinterest til your fingers are sore from scrolling and your boards are full of the said item. When I saw this denim jacket, I knew I loved it! But I didn't know how I would wear it, what I could pair with it and weather or not I'd actual be able to justify making the purchase. After a few hours of searching "oversized denim jackets" and "embroidered denim jackets", I found quite a few women who had similar styles to me wearing the oversized style. Have a flick through my style pinterest boards to see what images inspired me.

3. Make Sure there's a Returns Policy

Oversized Denim Jacket

While of course the goal here is to have done a bit of research before your purchase, it's always a good idea to make sure you can return the item if you decide it's not for you. Once you have the item home, make sure to try it on with a few different outfits (referring back to your pinterest inspiration images) and then decide whether or not this is right for you. And be ruthless, cause lets be real not many of us can really afford to have a closet full of items we don't wear.

Oversized Denim Jacket

Pushing yourself to try new things, will help bring interest to your normal style, inspire you and if nothing else make for some great instagram #OOTD's. And while it's way too hot at the moment for me to  wear this jacket, I've got plenty of time to find some cool ways to wear it come A/W next year.

Oh and just on a slightly unrelated note - never take blog photos after having a huge lunch #potbelly.

Shop Denim Jackets:

ASOS          Bloomingsdale            Urban Outfitters            Topshop             Pull&Bear

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