I've always preferred my plain jeans and sweaters because then I don't stand out and, most importantly, I feel comfortable. But as part of the challenge to try new things and ditch my comfort zone, I decided to recreate a few looks that I liked from familiar Instagram accounts.
An outfit with striped pants
At first, I started off with something familiar. I thought the striped black pants would be an easy look to pull off because track pants are my forte. The only challenge I had was trying to find a good jacket to wear them with - a jacket that wasn't a matching sweater.
Since blazers are one of my favourite clothing items, I gave this look a shot and once I felt comfortable, I switched the look up with wide-leg striped pants - which, I must say, I absolutely loved wearing.
The wide striped pants are R399 and the blazer is R699, both at Foshini.
An outfit you can wear two ways
I'm quite lazy when it comes to dressing up, so when I do buy clothes I try to pick things that I can wear in different ways so that I don't have to spend too much time trying to put together an outfit. I won't lie, it wasn't easy finding pieces that would make the off-shoulder dress look different in two outfits, but I eventually managed.
Once again, I turned to the beloved blazer like a safety blanket, and transformed the casual summer dress into a formal look.
An outfit that's not all black or all white
This might not seem like much of a challenge but I actually struggle with putting together a black and white outfit because I usually always wear both colours exclusively - white for formal events, and black for every other day.
I wanted to try out a black top with white skirt but instead I found these adorable shorts. As much as I loved the look, I think I'll need to play around with black and white outfits more until I feel confident enough to rock this classic theme.
Did I get it right or do you have any tips to help me out with my next challenge? Let us know.
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