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Switching up your style

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How many times have you picked up a piece of clothing or just walked past entire sections of a store, thinking “that is so not my style!”? I don’t know about you guys, but I’m so guilty of this.

My personal style is generally feminine and flirty, so I rarely stray away from my tried-and-true chiffon pieces or A-line dresses. Even the edgier pieces that I have in my wardrobe, I style them in a way to make them fit into my girly uniform.

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So when Wil of Only1 “O” Photography came to me in the beginning of September with a photo shoot theme that was dark, street, and edgy, I looked at CJ and almost gave up before I even started. Dark? Edgy? ME?!

I have to give most of the styling credit to my better half for this one. He took pieces that I already had in my wardrobe, and put them together in ways that I would never have pictured myself. (He even let me borrow his Nike soccer socks, which was an awesome urban twist to the thigh-high socks).

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But this post is more than “thinking outside the box” and the like — which we’ve talked about a number of times. Its about stepping outside of your comfort zone. How we define our own personal style is important, and is a look that we can feel confident rocking everyday. But every now and then, you shouldn’t be afraid to try something new.

Normally a black and grey person? Play around with a bit of colour. Do you swear by jeans and a t-shirt? Spice it up with a dress. Are you like me, and love all things bubblegum girly? Try out a sexier or urban look. You might be pleasantly surprised — sometimes change is good!

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| What she’s wearing |
Le Chateau blouse
Le Chateau leather skirt
Le Chateau necklace
Le Chateau leather cuff bracelet
ALDO clutch
Nike socks
Sirens booties

Be sure to check out Wil’s stellar work all over the web. From his vision, to the execution (I’m no model, but the direction he gives makes you feel like you’re working the camera like a pro!), to the editing, he’s one of the most talented photographers I’ve personally had the chance to work with.

Wil of Only1 “O”
Website: www.only1o.com
Facebook: Only1o
Twitter: @only1o
Instagram: @only1o

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