Pastel blue and tan outfit - Tip for trying a new look
Usually a sucker for black bags and shoes I was a bit excited to try something a little different as the weather warmed up. Most of the time I’m happy to stick to my favourite styles and colours. But as you know sometimes a change can be very refreshing. However, in saying this I’ve wasted plenty of money trying new looks that just weren’t me. So before I talk anymore about my new colour combo obsession, below are my tips for trying a new look without wasting money in the process.

Pastel blue and tan outfit - Tip for trying a new look

Tips for trying a new look without wasting money
  • Do your research: One of my favourite ways to really figure out if I like a certain style, look or item is to do a Pinterest search. I can usually see pretty quickly if I’m loving it or unsure about. If in doubt then it’s probably not a good idea.
  • Sleep on it: Most of my buyers remorse episodes have been the result of impulse purchasing. So now if I really like something I make sure I think about it for a while before committing. Whether I think about it for an hour while walking around at the shops, sleep on it for a night or have a picture of it printed and look at it for weeks before deciding (like I did with the skirt I’m wearing here), I always make a better decision. It’s important not to let FOMO take over at this point. Also not a great reason to make a purchase.
  • A sale should not be your main motivation: Something about the word sale makes us all go a little cray-cray and buy things only because they are on sale. Recently I’ve given myself a new shopping rule – if I would pay full price for it then it’s ok to consider buying it. But if it’s just the low price tag that has me interested then I know I won’t end up wearing it more than once or twice. So when you break it down to price per wear it’s not a bargain at all.
  • Choose a store with an easy return system: Whether you are shopping in store or online it’s always a good idea to make sure you can return any items easily for an exchange or refund. There are plenty of online stores that offer free returns, and even use packaging that can be resealed. So all you have to do is put it straight back in the postbox. Some stores even send a courier to pick the parcel back up from you – life changing. If you have to pay postage and/or find your own packaging then you are far less likely to be bothered to return it. When you have the item home make sure you try it on with the tags and double check you still love it and it’s comfortable. My favourite online stores for easy returns and great customer service are:
    • ASOS (global shipping / global free returns)
    • Farfetch (global shipping / global free returns)
    • Revolve (global shipping / US free returns)
    • Shopbop (global shipping / US free returns)
    • Stylebop (global shipping / global free returns)
    • Nordstrom (global shipping / US free returns)
    • Zalando (EU shipping / EU free returns)
    • The Iconic (AU and NZ shipping / AU and NZ free returns)

Pastel blue and tan outfit - Tip for trying a new look

So back to my new favourite look – I already had the pastel thing pretty well covered but I thought I would try adding some tan accessories for a fresh, more summery look. And it was love at first sight…
The Tan Accessories Roundup

Pastel blue and tan outfit - Tip for trying a new look

My favourite pastel shades to pair tan or nude accessories with are blue, pink and lavender but mint and yellow also work really well. If you aren’t wearing a dress for this look and need to pair your pastel top or bottom with another item then white or denim is defiantly the way to go. Keep it simple.

The Pop of Pastel Roundup

Pastel blue and tan outfit - Tip for trying a new look

OUTFIT DETAILS

Witchery Short sleeve Split Hem Tee / Esprit Midi Skirt / Mimco Necklace (old) / Mimco Beacon Cuff (old) /  Lancaster Paris Bucket Bag in Nude / Windsor Smith Lucee Sandals



Pastel blue and tan outfit - Tip for trying a new look

Do you have any little tips or tricks you use when trying a new look? Let me know below!

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