I can't wear that it's just not 'me'

I can't wear that, its just not 'me'. How many times have you heard someone say that? I don't want to try that dress on, its not 'me'. Or, you can have this top, the colour just isn't 'me'.
True, some things just aren't suited to us, and its good to know which styles and colours work and which don't but if we are honest, isn't it sometimes just a fear of being out of our comfort zone?

Some people get so caught up in a certain look or style that they think suits them and then that's it. One look for always. Doesn't that get boring? Fashion is something to have fun with. Yes, its great to have failsafe outfits for days when you press the snooze button a few too many times or just can't be bothered caring (which I have to admit is pretty often for me!) but its also important to make sure you don't get in a fashion rut.

What we wear has a big impact on how we feel about ourselves, whether we think we are 'into' fashion or not. It can even impact our moods. For example, I have a certain sister (not mentioning any names :p) who can't bring herself to wear black or a lot of dark colours as it makes her feel sad. True story. If you open her wardrobe you will see white and light gray for as far as the eye can see with maybe a few bright colours thrown in, in an attempt to break up the white!

So if a dark colour can make you feel depressed, surely wearing the same outfit day in day out can have an affect on your self esteem. So why not mix it up a little and step out of your self-imposed uniform once in a while. Who knows, it may just change your life.


  1. mmm...what happens when you know your body only suits certain shapes in clothing? It's ok when you are a size 8, 10,even 12...but once you start hitting the higher sizes, you do have to start taking notice of shapes and colours.
    I love colours and am not 'supposed' to wear black, but I do, because sometimes it's just the colour to wear.

    Great post, Steph

  2. A very interesting thought steph and I do agree with you - although I do think it is so much easier to get the same thing out lol. Candice

  3. I know what you mean Tricia. I wear a lot of black too even though I shouldn't cos its easy and goes with everything. But re your comment about the lower sizes, I don't think that's true. You don't wear the same things day in day out at all. You often wear different styles and colours and shapes!

  4. Enjoyed this very much - as always xx

  5. hey Steph...will send you the pics for your next blog!