If you panic when your hairstylist cuts more than three inches, when you can’t find a complimentary blouse to go with your cardigan or when you have to wear a strapless dress, it might be time for you to take a fashion risk.
Get out of your comfort zone and have fun with your wardrobe. Ask a makeup artist at the mall to pick out your eye shadow instead of picking out the same shades. Stop just looking at those spiked heels and actually buy them — and wear them!
What better time to change things up than the start of a new year?!
Here’s what fashion risks our panel wants to take in 2013:
April Trotter: Because I’m 5’8″, I tend to gravitate toward flats. In fact, my entire closet is full of shoes with heels that are less than 1 inch.
I love the look of heels on others (hello, calf-slimming effects!) and the way they can dress up a pair of skinny jeans, but I feel uncomfortable when I tower over others.
In 2013, I’d like to step out of the (shoe) box. This year, I hope to take a risk and try to find a killer pair of heels that I feel confident in.
Sam Dellinger: This is a great question because every day for me is a fashion risk, just ask my co-workers.
I love changing my style in clothes, makeup and hair because its fun and I get bored easily.
I do plan on getting the ends of my hair dyed a funky bright color in
Ashley May: Socks and heels — I want to find a pair of socks and heels that work well together. I love heels, but they aren’t always the most comfortable; my feet sweat and my heels blister often. Also, in the colder months, I feel like heels are a little impractical. If I could successfully pair socks with them, I’d be golden.
Socks and heels
One of my 2013 New Year’s fashion risk resolutions is to wear socks with heels — without looking like a nerd. These are a few socks+heels styles I love:
Storified by Ashley May· Fri, Dec 21 2012 13:35:54