western trend inspired style maxi skirt blouse neck scarf outfit idea

Because my personal style is both expressive and creative I enjoy challenging myself once in a while.

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My challenge was to wear something I didn’t like and didn’t think I would wear. I’ve tried more drastic dislikes of mine in the past (denim on denim being a style I still do not like on myself), but this time I went for a trend.

I’m not opposed to the western trend. Paisley has its perks and cowboy boots aren’t too far from my favorite pieces of footwear. The trouble was I don’t own any blatantly western pieces, and I don’t like any enough to purchase.

My approach was to find pieces with western elements already in my wardrobe and accessorize it accordingly. This look isn’t blatantly cowboy, but it has its moments. The scarf belonged to my grandmother, and Ipurchased the belt in high school.

By focusing on details I was able to try a current trend without having to purchase any new pieces. It may take a bit of creative work, but I’ve found that I can often try a trend without buying something I will only wear for a season.

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Surprisingly, I loved this look. It made me a little less afraid of paisley prints.

How about you? When was the last time you tried a style you didn’t think you liked? What were the results? (Do you have a really surprising example to share?) If you’d like, leave a comment!

This is a part of the Inspired Style series, where I use a prompt and shop my closet to build an outfit.

2 Comments

  1. Marilyn May 20, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I did try to wear long skirts. I was afraid because I am short. The ankle length skirt did not look too bad,but I was not too comfortable with the look. I like your outfit. You look lovely.
    Marilyn

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    1. Mary Tait May 23, 2019 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you, Marilyn. Yes, skirt lengths are a tricky thing. This so happened to be the perfect length on me (I’m on the shorter side). I’m curious, do you wear shorter skirts or no skirts at all?

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