Challenging our Comfort Zone with Unexpected Fashion at Denver’s Union Station
Changing up our style by stepping out of our comfort zone is no easy feat. It’s like asking you to walk a tightrope without a safety net in a way. Yet this entire week of styling our outfits with the theme of “unexpected” has been eye opening for me. And hopefully for you too.
Quote of the day: “He who will not apply new remedies must expect old evils.” Francis Bacon
If that quote isn’t perfect for this theme then I don’t know what is. Many of us yearn to look a little different from time to time. Whether that be to look polished, or appropriate, or even just modern, it won’t be any different if you don’t try new styles.
Sure we buy the things we like which makes sense. However, usually what we like is what we have because we feel comfortable in it. So I’m here to challenge you to do what we did this week. Create an outfit that is totally unexpected for you.
I don’t mean you have to buy new clothes. But pair a color combination that you don’t usually wear or wear something that has been marinating in the back of your closet. Don’t forget to take photos. Because while you may not think it’s “you”, I bet the photos won’t seem any different than half the photos on Pinterest.
Out of our Comfort Zone
As a lover of color, especially bright colors, it was sincerely hard for me to wear a black and white outfit. I can’t tell you how I kept wanting to add a pop of color with my shoes or purse or accessories. But I figured, if I ask you all to change up your style occasionally, then I should practice what I preach.
My good friend, Shelly joined us for this week of posts since Nancy couldn’t. Shelly has great style but had yet to embrace print mixing or wearing hats. In fact, the hat she is wearing was purchased 4 years ago and was NEVER worn. Do you have an item like that?? If so, this would be the perfect time to pull it out and wear it.
As for my mom, Charlotte went out in public in a graphic tee, gasp!! While it may not be the norm for her, it’s certainly not out of place in today’s society. So I think she looked very modern and chic.
For these photos, which are the last ones in Denver before our move to Arizona, we decided to take a tour of Union Station. I’m always a sucker for a guided tour because I feel like I learn SO much about the history of the place that way. Not that I necessarily remember all the facts. But it’s still fun.
And this tour of Denver’s Union Station was fabulous. The guide went over the history of the station from when it was a bustling and active place because railroads were the way to get around back in the early 1900’s.
However, with the airplanes taking over as the primary transportation option, Union Station basically lost it’s mojo and wasn’t the place to be anymore. That is until 5 years when the newly renovated place came back on the map. It’s not only gorgeous, but much of the history has been preserved.
If you ever make it out to Denver, this is one tour I would put on your bucket list. And I wouldn’t be surprised if your town has some fun historical places to explore too. Have you looked at the OnlyInYourState.com? It’s a wealth of information about places in your state! Another great resource would be the AAA magazine, which I’ve found many festivals and events listed in for our past photo shoots.
Photo credit: Rob Filogomo
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So I chose a couple of items below that some of my friends would consider out of their comfort zone. How about you?? Would there be anything here you wouldn’t wear?