I occasionally get comments on my posts and social media from my readers expressing a desire to dress as boldly as I have - something that always surprises me. Not for the fact that I'm taken aback by them wanting to dress this way, more that I've never really considered my style as particularly bold. Maybe that's because I follow a lot of fashion blogs, ones that I really would consider bold and far more daring than anything I'd ever wear.
I guess we each have our own measure of what we call bold, daring - even outrageous - but whilst thinking about this I did remember a couple of outfits that even I considered pretty 'out there' at the time (and still do). So I had a look through all my outfits and picked the ones that I thought were the top 9 boldest outfits of mine to date. Be prepared for a riot of colour, pattern and risk-taking (for me, anyway)...!
Are you a risk-taker? Do you like to step out of your comfort zone every now and then or do you stick to a tried-and-tested formula (nothing wrong with either)! Do share in the comments :)
1. How To Embrace The Crop Top Trend In Your Forties >>
Causing a bit of a stir in a crop top, and being over 40. An early example of #iwillwearwhatilike.
2. New Year's Eve Fancy Dress: Japanese Anime Girl >>
You might consider this a bit of a cheat as it was a fancy dress costume for New Year's Eve, but any excuse to wear my pink ombre wig and I'm there.
3. Coco Chanel inspired >>
I loved this outfit at the time. I decided to go completely over the top with all the black and white accessories - it was more than a little inspired by Keira Knightley in the Chanel Coco advert.
4. The Block Heel Shoes Trend & Summer Pattern Mixing >>
A favourite outfit still, going all-out with the pattern mixing. I think I managed to keep it soft and pretty though - the mostly-neutrals helped. However...
5. Super Toxic Floral Explosion >>
... almost a couple of years before that I'd ramped up the floral pattern mixing - the title of the post just about sums it up. It works (for me) because all the colours in both florals coordinate perfectly. I still love this.
6. Head-To-Toe White & A Snakeskin Print Tote >>
As a total contrast, I braved the freezing cold temperatures down by the coast where this was taken and did winter-white head to toe, somehow managing to keep it clean.
7. Ode to Spring | Checked Duster Coat and Floral Co-ords >>
Maybe one of my favourite ever outfits (top 5 I reckon). More pattern-mixed florals, but this time with black and white window pane checks thrown in for good measure.
8. Bright Travel Outfit for an Autumn Weekend Break >>
This outfit always brings a smile to my face whenever I see it - I'm not sure I could physically get another colour into that outfit. See how I thought I should "tone it down" with a black bag and belt and taupe booties...?
9. Tailored Pink Co-Ords With Yellow Stripes and Flowers for Easter >>
My most recent colour explosion - all pink with some yellow stripes and a lot of multi-coloured flowers. I was purposely going for the walking, talking Easter egg look, and I think I succeeded.
Which was your favourite? Tell me in the comments!
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