Attempting a new, rather out-there, trend can be scary. You put on a new item that you absolutely love and judgmentally stare at yourself in the mirror, running through your mind all the things other people might think or say about said item. Before you know it, you’ve talked yourself out of buying or wearing something that you, in all honesty, really wanted. What gives?
We’ve all been there. We’ve all absolutely adored something on, but were too chicken to wear it in public for fear of what others would think. Looks like she’s trying too hard. She’s too old for that. She is too big to wear that. Did she get that out of her daughter’s closet? Who on Earth would ever wear that in public?
Not only have I had those same thoughts about my own outfits, but I’ve also said and thought them about others. But it has to stop. We have to stop judging one another for thinking outside the box and having the balls to wear something different. (Clarification: that does not mean women can go braless or wear Hello Kitty pajamas in public. Neither of those is acceptable. Sorry.)
Two trends I’ve been eyeing lately, but have been too chicken to try, are tulle skirts and palazzo pants. My first reaction to the tulle skirts was grown woman trying to be a ballerina. My first reaction to the palazzo pants was hammer time! But after a closer look, I realized that both trends are actually really fun and versatile.
Tulle and palazzo at work:
Tulle and palazzo outside of work:
As you can see, both of these trends overlap in their work/weekend wearability, which is what makes these such amazing pieces. I’m a sucker for anything that can be dressed up or dressed down.
What do you think? Are you brave enough to try these trends?