I go through stages with my wardrobe and with what I choose to wear.

Sometimes, all I want to wear is a pair of jeans and a tee, other times my activewear.

And then, there are other times (which are increasingly becoming more often) where I want to experiment with my wardrobe – with colour, texture, prints and patterns.

Which is exactly what I’ve done with this latest What I Wore post – I’ve combined three elements into one!

Red’s never been a go-to colour of mine.

The reason being is that I don’t always like to stand out!

But then when I found this Runway Scout red off the shoulder piece I thought, why not? Why not try and wear a colour that I’ve never worn before?

What I really love about this shirt is that it’s not only got the off the shoulder cut, but a gorgeous shape around the chest and waist area too.

It sits long on the hips, but can also be tucked in, which for me means great versatility.

To tone the look down just a tad, but to also add some detailing on the bottom, I styled the shirt with a super comfortable pair of Decjuba denim jeans which have a cool flare on the bottom, and contrast shade at the ankle.

And who doesn’t love a fringed ankle?

To finish the look off – a red pair of mules (you’ll never guess where they’re from!) and matching bag were a must!

I guess you could say that this is a look that is both creative, but not too OTT as well?

So, how do you incorporate all three elements – stripes, denim and flares?

To be honest, there is no real formula to it, except to just experiment as much as you can with what you have.

If you’ve got a few items in your wardrobe that you never seem to wear, because you fear that they be too OTT, or you cannot seem to find something to pair them with; then I encourage you to allocate some time to doing a wardrobe try on.

By this, I mean get all your garments out of your wardrobe, sift through them, and start being inventive and trying on your looks!

You’ll never know until you try something on.

Be creative and work with what you already have.

So, instead of heading out and purchasing new items, why not take a look at what you already have? Get inventive!

Get the look

Shirt –Runway Scout / Jeans – Decjuba / Shoes – Big W / Necklace – Lovisa / Bag – Colette Haymn

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