Dressing Out Of My Comfort Zone ( & Passion4Fashion Linkup)

I spoke a couple of weeks ago about creating a defined style, which then enables a more cohesive capsule. But every capsule I’ve done so far has had what i term ‘The Wildcard’.

When you look in my wardrobe at the moment you see a wash of similar colours (denims, blues, black, cream, tan and a little pink and khaki), but what my eye is always pulled to, is this shirt. 

It doesn’t fit with my general (loose) theme, but yet it also works well with all my connecting pieces (jeans, skirts and cardigans). 

When I wore this to the Cardiff Vegan Festival last week, Salvatore (my husband) even commented on how different it was for me. 

Which of course I immediately said, “Different? Good different?”, and then promptly wanted to go change. We were running late that day so I actually didn’t have time to change, but I admit, I felt a little out of my comfort zone all day. Like  a little niggling feeling that i wasn’t quite representing myself through my outfit. 

It’s not that I hate the outfit, it’s ok. But I think it just took me out of my comfort zone, which in turn means that perhaps in my mind I do actually have a defined style. Perhaps my subconscious knows more than I realise. And the style points go to the sub concious mind. 

As for the shirt.. well I’m not sure it’s working for me. I’m just not loving it( I bought it a year ago now I think) and having tried it once again, I’m not sure whether to persevere or hand it on to a new home.

Have you ever dressed and felt outside your comfort zone? How did it make you feel that day?

Outfit Details
Courdroy Skirt: F&F 
Cardigan & Bag: George, but last year
Shirt: Warehouse last year.

An InLinkz Link-up


  1. October 7, 2016 / 6:17 am

    I think this outfit really suites you, it is a good different. The fringe on the boots and bag matched perfectly.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  2. October 7, 2016 / 6:25 am

    I think this outfit looks great on you, and I really like that shirt! It's good you tried something different, change now and then can be good! πŸ™‚

    However comfort is most important, so if you aren't enjoying it, wouldn't make sense to keep wearing it!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you're having a fantastic week πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. October 7, 2016 / 7:41 am

    I think it's beautiful, and it looks fab. But if you don't feel comfortable then it's not worth keeping it. When I shop second hand I always have to wonder about where something came from, why did someone donate it? I love the idea of wearing something (and loving it) after someone else found it lacking in some way.

  4. October 7, 2016 / 8:00 am

    I seriously love this entire outfit! The shirt works so perfectly- it has such an Autumn feel to it. I'd be interested to see how you style it with many other outfits as well. Let us know if you decide to keep it or not (although personally, I think you should! πŸ˜‰


  5. October 7, 2016 / 8:46 am

    I really love this outfit! You have managed to look really cool and put togethere but at the same time the cardigan makes it look so so cosy. I do agree with hazel though, if your not comfortable its not worth keeping. I love seeing people fall in love with something they have bought second hand

    Charlotte | http://www.shoestringchic.co.uk

  6. October 7, 2016 / 9:48 am

    I really like this outfit…mustard and black is nice colour combination, especially at this time of year. The blouse breaks it up nicely but also has a little bit of mustard in the print too. I think it's good to step outside of your comfort zone sometimes but I have to be in the right mood for it, otherwise I don't feel right. Maybe you might feel more at ease in the blouse on another day xx

    Emma http://www.style-splash.com

  7. October 7, 2016 / 11:19 am

    The thumbnail on my feed immediately let me think "Wow, this looks super nice"
    So, that's what I'm here for, to tell you, you look very pretty!
    But yes, I know about stepping out of my comfort zone when it comes to clothes. And I usually (unfortunately) take the step back again…

  8. October 7, 2016 / 11:20 am

    The thumbnail on my feed immediately let me think "Wow, this looks super nice"
    So, that's what I'm here for, to tell you, you look very pretty!
    But yes, I know about stepping out of my comfort zone when it comes to clothes. And I usually (unfortunately) take the step back again…

  9. October 7, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    I think you look fabulous. I love the color of the cardigan, that blouse is fabulous, and the skirt is so cute!

  10. October 7, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Love that skirt!!!

    I am doing the second installment of my collaboration with fashion-forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at blog & I know you’ll like it – don’t forget to drop by & let me know what you think!

    Happy Friday!


  11. October 7, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    I really like the shirt! And I like the entire outfit!

    I try to push myself out of my comfort zone from time to time. I think it's good. And sometimes I end up realizing that I should wear certain things more, and sometimes I realize it's just not me…

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  12. October 7, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Love this look, the colors in your shirt are perfect for fall styling, as you did with your camel cardigan ( which is a great staple piece I am looking for) and the skirt is adorable with booties! I have dressed out of my comfort zone last year when I wore a big poncho that previously I could not see myself wearing. After awhile, though I really loved the style and found it was very comfy/cozy. So it can be an interesting experiment!
    jess xx

  13. October 7, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    I absolutely love this outfit! It is so very cute and 1970's. But I do know what you mean. I think though we should still wear whatever pushes us out of our comfort zone! It can be a good thing too!


  14. October 7, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    I completely understand, Rachel, I feel that way in possibly 90% of my outfit posts. Utterly out of my comfort zone, and feeling more than a little gauche. I've been told it's a good thing to try new things, and there are times when I agree. Just not always πŸ™‚ and be that as it may that you're on unfamiliar territory with this outfit, Rachel, I think you still look really good πŸ™‚

    Do come by and join in the Project Sister Act Link-Up? It's now live on the blog xoxo


  15. December 19, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    After buying this shirt yesterday, I remembered this post. It's not my usual style either but there is something very pleasing about the print. I hope it suits me, and I can make it work in my wardrobe – it's definitely going in to my winter capsule πŸ™‚

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