Stepping Out of My Style Comfort Zone in Milan
Fergus and I have just returned from Milan! We had an amazing little trip, exploring the city and visiting my Italian pals. I’d definitely recommend if you’re looking for a quick city break! If you have any questions about our Milan visit, comment them down below, because I’ll probably be answering them in my next post with my mini guide to Milan.
For this week’s post, I wanted to try to challenge myself and my typical style in Milan! Often, I find myself getting into a fashion rut and just wearing a similar combination of clothing over and over, so every now and then, I think I’ve got to break out of the routine.
A piece of clothing I usually shy away from is the midi skirt. I’ve long admired the midi skirts and dresses on the likes of my taller friends, celebs, and models, but I’ve always felt that I was too short too pull one off. Since I’m always preaching that anyone can wear anything though, I thought I should test myself to do the same!
My midi skirt of choice is this asymmetric one from Zara! The red leopard print is what initially drew me to the skirt, and made me want to give myself a challenge. As you know I rock red quite a bit, so it’s a regularly occurring color in my wardrobe. Also, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been just a teeny tiny bit obsessed with cheetah/leopard print, so this skirt fit the bill. Apart from the color and pattern, I also think the asymmetry and the slit helped my shorter frame cope with the longer length of the skirt.
To compliment my midi skirt, I chose my beloved Saturday by Megan Ellaby ‘Pop of Color’ knit! (The minute I found out Megan was bring out her own range, I freaked out and knew I’d have to pick up a piece.) Another little step outside my comfort zone though was with this navy knit against the black and red pattern of the skirt. I think it worked, despite the rule that navy and black should never go together! Some rules are meant to be broken, right? I definitely recommend checking out Megan’s Merino wool knits before they’re all gone, because I know every blogger and her mom will be rocking these trendy and timeless knits. Shop them here.
To finish off the look, I grabbed the same ‘ugly’ sneakers from my last post. They were a bargain from TK Maxx, even though they’re a little big for me. I think the sporty trainers compliment the femininity of the skirt well. My Emily Kooples bag, that I haven’t really taken off in months, seemed to be the perfect bag to add a bit of a lighter color to the outfit. Plus, I think the croc texture against the leopard print really creates a nice contrast.
What do you think of my Milan outfit? I was definitely the most colorfully dressed (and blondest haha) person in Milan, but you know I don’t mind standing out! Comment down below if you’re going to challenge your wardrobe this season! Special thank you to my brother, Fergus, for taking these gorgeous shots in Milan. He was extremely creative and patient with me. These photos were taken on the roof of Milan’s iconic Duomo Cathedral. Thank you for checking out my Milan post. Check back next week for another outfit shot in Milan! Have a great week, fellow fashionistas.