In high school, I used to ONLY wear either tiny, tiny diamond earrings or the smallest hoops I could find. I felt so weird in anything else! It wasn’t until college that I got a little bolder and even bought what seemed like really large wooden dangly earrings. My husband reacted like I was crazy, and I kind of thought so too! They looked so different on me! Clearly I have gotten over that problem because giant earrings are all I wear now. (I may have even developed a phobia of studs!) While I have overcome my fear of big earrings, I still have a few fashion phobias that I can’t shake. No matter how often I try them or how many ways, they just feel awkward on me! I’m bravely admitting my top four fashion phobias today and would love to hear yours!
1. Dark lipstick. This has come back in style after many years of lip gloss ruling the beauty department. I love the look of it. My friend Kelsey always looks fantastic in every shade of a dark lip, but no matter how I try, I just don’t feel like myself! This pic is from last year and I don’t know that I have worn a dark lip since!
2. Belts. Yes, I know, we sell belts. We make belts. But belts on a little boy or girl is different than belts on a woman. From before we even got married my husband has been buying me belts and trying to get me to wear them – but I just don’t! Every once in a while I think a belt is easy to add and looks great on me, but not day-to-day. But I do think that other people look great in them!
3. Tights. I don’t even have an example photo of me in tights because that really is how often I wear them. It may have started when I was a kid and constantly had to wear tights for ballet, but I really don’t like them. I never feel cute in them and honestly I don’t know how to make them look good! They confound me and I realize how silly that sounds, but no matter how many pair I own (20) I still can’t make them work. (Yes, my legs get cold in skirts in the winter.) Merrick however does an AMAZING job styling tights. You would think I could learn a thing or two from her!
4. Large Necklaces. The classic bubble necklace is one of the only large necklaces that I own and I loved wearing it a few years back, but I haven’t bought another since. I think it comes from my love for large earrings (or fear of studs), but large necklaces are difficult for me. I would rather wear a simple pendant necklace or dainty short necklace any day. It is tough because there are so many amazing statement necklaces in style right now, but when it comes down to it, I won’t wear them!
So, now that you know my secrets, what are your fashion phobias? As seen with my dramatic change of earring preference, I think there are some phobias you just gotta push through. I love dark lips on other people so I may just keep trying them out. Even if I don’t go really dark, I’ve taken to red lips lately and maybe I could push myself to try a pink one, too. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even figure tights out one day!