OOTD & Update on Stepping Out of Your [Fashion] Comfort Zone

Posted in Fashion
on September 16, 2015

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Dress: Francesca’s

Necklace: Charming Charlie

Bracelets: Chloe and Isabel

Watch: Fossil

Shoes: Steve Madden

About a month ago, I talked about stepping out of your fashion comfort zone and why it’s important to try something new even with your wardrobe. You can read the post here. Since that post, I wanted to update you on how I’ve gained confidence from wearing different clothing than I am used to.

I mentioned that I normally wear loose-fitting clothing: baggy T-shirts, loose jeans, etc. I never show off my curves because I am curvy. I was self-conscious about my curves and showing them off in clothes. And, I don’t mean “showing off” like the hey-look-at-my-body type of showing off. However, I’ve learned to be more accepting of my body throughout this process; and I’ve learned that curves are beautiful and if I love a dress that’s fitted—I’m going to wear it.

At first, I thought I wasn’t going to change how I dress at all. I thought I would buy (maybe) one new dress and wear it for a special occasion only. To my surprise, I’ve been incorporating new clothing into my wardrobe for the end-of-summer to fall transition period. Here, I purchased the newest dress to my collection, which I dressed up professionally for a presentation and dressed down for work.

I’ve grown as a person from this experience because I learned that it’s okay to be comfortable with your daily routine, habits, etc. But it takes courage to feel comfortable with yourself enough to step out of your comfort zone at your job or in your wardrobe.

Now, I plan to step out of my comfort zone with a new challenge in my life: working out. I normally stick to the same workouts, but I want to branch out, get uncomfortable and learn from a new experience. Cheers to stepping out of your comfort zone and making progress toward acceptance.

Where do you need to step out of your comfort zone? At work? At home? In your relationship? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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  • I definitely need to step out my clothing comfort zone. I’ve been in a rut- probably the same one- for so many years now. By the way, I am LOVING this look!

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      Thanks so much, Abby! I truly appreciate it 🙂 Don’t feel guilty about being in a fashion rut (we’ve all been there). Just remember to be open to new trends and styles on your next shopping trip!

  • I LOVE that pop of yellow with that black lace. Lovely.

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      Thanks so much, girl! I appreciate it 🙂

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