At the start of 2020, I decided to try something new and give modeling + blogging a go and, I have not looked back since. So, this week’s blog is all about daring to try something new.
I am taking it back to one of my first photoshoots with my favorite photographer, Marcus Jackson. For this look, I styled a garment that I’ve never worn before. Leopard-print pants. At the time, I was not a huge fan of wearing animal print but anyone that is open to trying new things will tell you, once you start trying new sh*t-- it's kind of addicting.
While trying new things are important, so is balance! To add a layer of comfortability to what felt like a huge wardrobe risk, I paired the leopard print with a solid-colored cardigan to offer some balance. This rich green Hanifa sweater embodies rich aunty vibes. If I could, I would wear it to bed. In fact, any time I do wear it, whether it is to an outing or the grocery store, I envision myself being chauffeured around with a Chanel bag strapped to my shoulder. You know what they say about manifestation, it starts with visualization.
Anyhue, despite my reluctance, this look came out fabulous; which motivated me to take more risks with my style. Finding your signature style may require you to try new things. If you are more on the conservative side, you can start with incorporating smaller items such as accessories, nail polish, or even lipstick colors into your style palette. As a style enthusiast, I always encourage people to keep an open mind.
Mind, Body, and Spirit:
Speaking of trying something new, when was the last time you did something for the first time? If you are unable to answer this question effectively, keep reading. We can blame the monotony of our current routines for our reluctance to trying new things. But we know that our daily routines make us feel comfortable.
Even more, the pandemic has reinforced that the length of life and the depth of life are equally important. Choosing to try new things deepens our experience as it forces us to show up more present in our day-to-day.
So this week, I dare you to try something new, take a trip, cook a new dish, run instead of walk. Whatever it is, go after it.