Thursday, 3 June 2010

Out of my comfort zone...

I was reading this post over at Mademoiselle Robot yesterday and it got me thinking. When was the last time I tried something outside of my sartorial comfort zone? I have been lucky enough to find clothes I love, that (hopefully!) flatter my ever-changing figure but I haven't been very experimental with my clothes recently and I made an effort to remedy this with my outfit yesterday. 
 Yes, I am wearing harem trousers! Something I swore I would never do! I got them at Miss Selfridge for a bargainacious price and I thought that I would take the opportunity to try something new and the response on Twitter wwas overwhelmingly positive so I decided to keep them!
I wore them out to a meal at Zizzis with my friends and my boyfriend. It was yummy as always and it was a lot cheaper than normal as we had vouchers...YAY! Of course I had to have the 'Torta Amaretti' which is my favourite pudding EVER.
I wore them with my Lady Gaga t-shirt and my omnipresent nudey blazer. I like to think that I managed to make this style my own by incorporating some feminine details so the look wasn't entirely foreign!
My flower corsage and bright pinky-coral lipstick glammed it up a bit!
A full length picture for your perusal! Wearing these trousers made me feel quite cool and although it took me a while to get over my initial reluctance, I soon fell in love! They are SO comfy and injected a bit of "fashion" into my wardrobe and although I don't think I will be leaving my playsuits behind any time soon, I will definitely be wearing these trousers again :)
 Me and Mark!  I always thought that harems were supposed to be man-repelling but he hasn't scarpered yet! ;) What do you guys think of them? Yay or Nay?
Have you tried anything new recently? What trends/clothes would you NEVER wear? 
 
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10 comments

Sherin said...

I think they look pretty cool on you. i bought a pair last year and couldn't pull them off at all.

Oh and Zizzi's is like my favourite restaurant!!

English Rose ♥ said...

So good to challenge yourself, they look great on you!

Merci beaucoup for your wonderful comment darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Danni and Maria said...

Sherin- Thank you! I'm not really a "cool" person but I wanted to try it and I htink it worked! They were certainly comfortable and roomy enough for all that food at Zizzis! :) I can email you the vouchers if you want?

English Rose- Thank you! I just wanted to try something different...yay for experimentation!

Sarah said...

Love the whole outfit - I prefer the tailored harem pants over slouchy jersey ones but I still don't think I'll risk trying them out :O

Danni and Maria said...

These are polyester (nice!) but they feel quite silky and they are VERY comfy! :) I think jersey is clingier and thus not very forgiving but I think you should DEFINITELY try some Sarah :D

Maria xxxx

StephanieDJL said...

Definitely a yay! I adore this outfit and you look fabulous dear :D Those harem pants fit you perfectly. A trend I would never wear? Right now it's a maxi dress because that one I tried on was all kinds of awful!

Danni and Maria said...

Aww thank you Stephanie! I really like them but they aren't the most flattering! I love my maxi dress but I guess being so tall you would find it quite difficult... there are benefits to being so short! :P
Maria xxxx

Lil said...

I'm generally pretty experimental when it comes to my clothes. I like mixing things up. I guess my biggest push recently has been the jumpsuit, I haven't regretted it though, so comfy!

X

L said...

I'm not a big fan of harems but I think you pulled them off! I've been trying to step out of my comfort zone lately too :)

Danni and Maria said...

I just think that trying something new can really help shake up your wardrobe, and mine looks more interesting which is good :)

Lil- you look fab in your jumpsuit and I would say that new hair is an obvious experiment, and a very successful one!

Leia- I dodn't think they would suit me either...you should give them a go! :)

Maria xxx

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