Stepping out of one's comfort zone is never an easy thing. It takes a fair amount of coaxing, thinking and courage.
Just recently, I decided to step out of my own fashion comfort zone. Last week, I tried on a pair of drop-crotch trousers - a style that has been apparent for quite some time now - and was surprised that they looked quite decent on me. But for someone who swears by uniforms (oxford shirts, black jeans, white sneakers), I had to think about it quite extensively before making the actual purchase.
Paris Vogue's Emanuelle Alt
I think what finally pushed me to buy them was actually seeing them on someone else. Last Friday, I saw a gentleman wearing black, drop-crotch trousers with a white oxford shirt and white sneakers. It was a look that caught my attention and a look I definitely wanted to try out for myself. So yesterday, I gave in and finally bought a pair in dark grey.
I plan on pairing them with simple pieces like a plain black tee or a light blue oxford and white plimsolls or white espadrilles. In that way, I'll still feel like I'm wearing my usual uniform with a much needed twist.