I think it’s no secret that I have a very well-defined style. My wardrobe is pretty much always the same and I can walk into a store and immediately point out every single thing that works for me (aka my “rules”) and everything that does not.
I don’t like experimenting very much. I know what I like and I don’t like to deviate.
When I was asked by Pickie to do a story with them, I wasn’t sure what to think. They wanted me to get de-prepped. I kind of jumped the gun and said yes and then started to feel super anxious. Hello, control freak over here… the outfits would be picked out by Phillip Salem, the owner OWEN. Even when I got there, the nerves were kicking in. And when I saw the outfits, my immediate reaction was #NO.
“Outside of my comfort zone” doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt. Being a good sport, I wore all the outfits anyway. Honestly, it was kind of awesome to try something new. I felt… different! Even though I thought I would be really shy in a pair of leather pants, I actually felt kind of confident. Check out the entire story about “de-prepping The College Prepster” on Pickie!
It was fun to wear something new and feel like a new person!
While I went from one extreme to another, I think not being so stuck in your ways is better. Know what you like, but don’t be afraid to try something new. You never know what you might end up loving! This goes for way beyond just clothing.
Experiment with interests and extra-curriculars. Take classes you hadn’t thought of before. Say yes to a guy who may not quite be your “type.” Book a trip or plan a vacation that you’ve wanted to do but didn’t think you could. (Zip-lining was something I never thought I could do!)
You know what they say… life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
What’s the last thing you tried out of your comfort zone that you ended up loving?