There's nothing like entering the modeling world, where you promptly discover a vast array of clothing for photography, commercials and content creation for social media - of course, the choices are endless and many times, it's me who has to come up with the creative outfit for a shoot.
There are times where I don't have to give it any thought. When the agency asks me to bring "business attire" or "vacation attire" to a shoot, I obviously follow suit...easy!
In years past, when I shopped, my shopping of clothing revolved around a safe zone (for what reason, I don't know). Who in the world established this basic shirt and jeans safety net? Certainly, we all need a good pair of jeans with a couple of good t-shirts, but I managed to fill my closet at one point of my life with really boring clothes. A solid colored top and black pants. A solid colored top and jeans. Had to match all the time. Why divide your body in two?
I started educating myself years ago in the world of fashion. Something that caught my eye is that the intensity behind a color (or hue) - if it's the same intensity as the second color - makes a match! And some patterns match other patterns quite well.
Striped pants with a flower pattern top is very refreshing and will get you compliments. Gingham patterns look great on most body shapes and can bring an unexpected flair to your wardrobe. A light pink summer dress will undoubtedly allow you to stand out in a crowd.
Next time you're shopping for clothes, take some more risks. Find that color that suits you, calls to you. Have you recently shopped for something outside your comfort zone? What is it you fear when it comes to fashion? Why? I'd love to hear your thoughts.