Being a blogger, it may appear that there is an endless amount of excitement that constantly goes on during our day-to-day; however, I’m here to talk about the less fun parts of the so-called “bloggersphere.” One major thing that I experienced specifically in preparation for this shoot was a lack of inspiration. Being a person that takes pride in challenging my style and loves to experiment with versatility when putting looks together, it can sometimes get frustrating when you feel like everything in the stores begins to look the same and rather redundant. For this particular look, I had to force myself to step out of my comfort zone and grab pieces that I may not typically reach for, while still sticking to my signature styling techniques. Since we’re moving towards the Fall, I knew I wanted to layer a few pieces but I wasn’t quite sure what. I’ve paired various tops under dresses in the past and it’s a look that I’m comfortable in so I didn’t mind moving in that direction. Checkered prints are always very popular during the cooler seasons and whether it be plaid, houndstooth, or gingham they always seem to look quite chic. When I saw this slip-style printed dress with its lace accents I was instantly intrigued because though its not my usual vibe, I knew I could create an interesting ensemble with it. When buying what I would consider to be the “main” piece of an outfit, I tend to make it the focal point and build around it with more neutral pieces. This time, however, I was on a mission to find something that was just as eye-catching and bold. Though it did take me an entire afternoon of shopping around, I finally found the piece I was looking for! This vibrant striped turtleneck that in my opinion was very reminiscent of a Circus tent , gave an unexpected Parisian element to this dress when paired underneath. In efforts to keep a slight contrast from the rather feminine looking frock, I chose to finish off the look with my overly worn and dearly beloved leather sneakers. For me, adding a pair of casual footwear to an otherwise tailored look, always seems to create the perfect balance of fashion and cool. Overall, I felt like I accomplished my mission and styled an outfit that was very much “Me,” but also strayed from the usual. Let me know what your style struggles in the comments below; until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Top- Urban Outfitters

Dress- Zara

Sneakers- Converse



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