As much as I believe in the power of saying no to something that will make you feel uncomfortable, there are occasions where pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can result in great things and one area where I love to push the bar is with clothes. I spent a really long time in my early twenties only thinking that there were only a handful of clothing combos that suited me and so I stuck to them rigidly, never even trying on a piece that differed even slightly in cut. There was no way you'd ever get me in trousers and oversized things that didn't emphasise my waistline were a big no no. I can't remember what it was that made me give myself a talking to and get away from my uniform of flared dresses and cardigans but the feeling of having a whole other wardrobe full of styles opened up to me was wonderful and I've never looked back.

This look kindly sent to me by JD Williams to me celebrates breaking those mental rules that we impose on ourselves and I absolutely adore it, plus the fact that it is comfortable as hell makes it even better. Being comfortable when out of my comfort zone, ha!

While this Faux Fur Ribbed Tunic Jumper (£39.00*) is typical of an aesthetic that I love with its simple style and decadent detailing in the faux fur cuffs, the high neck and oversized shape which would previously have been no-no's for me are now more things to love! A high neck always seems to shout chic to me ad the relaxed style with the luxurious statement cuffs oozes glamour and gives a really luxe feel. 

It's safe to say that these Dark Green Meghan Cigarette Trousers (£35.00*) have been a real game changer for me and made me want to fill my shelves with more smart casual pieces. It was the gorgeous deep green colour that initially drew me in but I've always been a fan of an ankle grazer length trouser, always thinking that it wouldn't work for me and make me look stumpy. Although I can't say that they make me look any taller after trying them on I actually adore the shorter length, especially with a flat shoe like a brogue or a trainer. Unfortunately this particular style of snake print leisure shoe has sold out now, but these snakey slip ons are very similar and also on sale, hoorah! The trousers themselves are made from a non-iron stretch fabric and have a hidden stretch waistband that makes them comfortable even when sat down without making them look like a jogger bottom - very clever I feel. 

Are there any styles that you never try because they push you out of your comfort zone? Why not give them a chance this season, you might end up adding to your uniform!

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