Lizzy and I are both brunette. We're close in age, and have similar face structures, skin colors, and figures. She's two inches taller than me, but for the moment, let's ignore that. According to the typical magazine fashion advice column, we should probably wear similar colors and silhouettes, in order to best look 'fashionable' and 'enhance our natural beauty.'
However, we seem to have gone our own very different paths in collecting our wardrobe. We decided to make an experiment in dressing up the other one in a signature outfit of the other's for the fun of it, to see what it felt like to be in costume.
I chose to make Lizzy wear my favorite purple jeans over turquoise tights, red flats, and a pink t-shirt under my multi-colored dress. She said she felt like a clown. But if you've been reading for any length of time, you know that this outfit is one I'd wear with love and joy!
She tortured me. She didn't take it easy on me at all. My outfit was this funny brown lacy tunic and a HUGE belt and HUGE boots. I'm generally okay with experimenting with different styles, but I felt like a hobbit. Lizzy said I looked just like a 'wood elf' which is the look she generally goes for. I'm still thinking hobbit.
The lesson here is that you might still look good wearing something that's totally not your style....but if you still don't like it, don't feel obligated to wear it longer than it takes to snap a couple of silly pictures.
Do you like to try different styles, or do you stick to what you already know you love?