Thanks to Cadorah for sending me this top to try out! Of course, all opinions are my own <3 Also some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you click or make a purchase I get a few cents back. Thank you for your support!
Top: Cadorah (available here, for reference I’m wearing a Medium) | Skirt: Boohoo ($14; exact available here) | Tights are so old I didn’t know I had them… | OTK Boots: Boohoo (exact available here – make sure to get them when they’re 50% off because Boohoo has sales all the time) | Lips: NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Brooklyn Thorn ($6.99; exact available here) | Photos by Dallastyle
When I saw this sequined lace top from Cadorah, I just knew I had to have it. I think most people would style it with jeans and riding boots (which is honestly such an easy/perfect look for the cool seasons), but that’s just not “me.” So I started racking my brain to figure out how to style this but still have it fit my look. I went through a bit of a process and realized this might be something you struggle with, too! So here are some tips for styling a piece that might not fit into your normal “look!”
- Figure out what’s not “you” about it – Is it outside your normal color scheme? A pattern you don’t normally gravitate towards? Is it ultra preppy? Too edgy? Make note of what doesn’t fit your normal style.
- Make up for the lack of “you” by doubling down on the rest of the outfit – If a piece doesn’t feel “edgy” enough, make sure to edge it up with the rest of the look! That’s exactly what I did by adding patterned tights and thigh high boots to this look. If it’s too girly, add more masculine combat boots and/or a utility jacket. If it feels too preppy, grunge out the look with distressed jeans…you get the idea.
- Change up the silhouette if you want – Get creative by adding a belt or, like I did, tuck in a shirt you wouldn’t normally tuck. If you put something on and it doesn’t feel quite right, don’t limit yourself to that silhouette! Do what you can to feel more comfortable.
- Add a “signature piece” or something that really defines your look – I knew that adding some over the knee boots would instantly make this look feel more “me.” Even though I haven’t had my OTK boots very long, I know they’re something that really fits into my normal wardrobe and they’re the perfect combo of edgy and feminine.
I guess what I’m saying is….even if you have a strict personal style, that doesn’t mean you can’t venture outside it every once in a while! Just follow my four tips above to make sure you still feel like yourself and werk it.
PS a HUGE shoutout to Nicole for helping me come up with a title of this post because I was struggling….