Versatile Style by Tracey

Breaking My Own Rules

Posted on: January 6, 2013

As a woman who was always conscious of having a versatile wardrobe, I have held long and fast to one rule for so long I don’t even know how old I was when I first came to this.    That rule was that I never bought pants that had anything striking about them in color or adornment.  I noticed very young that some girls would have jeans with embroidery down one leg and make note of how frequently they wore them.  For some reason that bothered me.  I saw others make fun of them for how frequently they were worn and I wanted to steer clear of that kind of attention. It really stuck with me…

Now I am in my forties and everything changes….Remember this look from Last week and my New Red-Orange Skinny’s:

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Having lived so long with this rule, I began to question , how versatile are bright red-orange skinny jeans?  These  garnered so much attention the first time I wore them, that the question of my long held rule came to the forefront.   Now I am not at all concerned about how frequently I wear something or if someone notices I have favorites in my closet.

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I have several different things I do in my life with totally different groups of people so wearing things often wouldn’t even matter….But the question still remains, How versatile are jeans of this color ? How many ways can I wear them?   Hence my challenge for the week to style them each day in different ways using only what I currently have in my closet.  How many ways can I come up with?  

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Well, today is the first day of this journey and challenge. I chose to go bold with cobalt today, what will I do tomorrow?  I will have different looks each day this week, then taper it off and chose one day a week for the remainder of this winter season to see how creative I can be.  I felt like I should be cheering for the Denver Broncos in this outfit, but I am a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, even if they didn’t make the play-offs this year….

 My Dear Readers, perhaps if you have questioned the practicality of such a color you can learn along the way with me….I am so excited about this and have so many ideas in my head already!  I hope you enjoy this journey with me!

Gratitude:  I am grateful that although my kids are all getting pretty sick that I still only have a mild case of sinus issues(they seem more flu-like….) I am grateful to my husband for taking a round of photos on his one day off this week to help me with this challenge.  I am grateful that the temperatures this week will be in the 50’s and 60’s this entire week(at least during the day).  

It’s Visible Monday and I think these colors sure qualify so go to Not Dead Yet Style and see what other bloggers are doing this week…

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10 Responses to "Breaking My Own Rules"

Break rules more often…you look amazing in that first picture. Great job! I just ordered some emerald green denim…colored pants are so much fun!!

I just received green ones that I ordered yesterday and can’t wait to start styling those as well…

I love this challenge — and the looks you’re coming up with, Tracey. The colored jeans are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your style with Visible Monday.

You should definitely break your rule for these jeans. They are absolutely fabulous! I love them paired with the cobalt. Looking forward to the rest of the week to see what you come up with 🙂 Heather

Loving the looks! Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

I used to live by that rule too and know exactly what you are talking about. Now it is more fun to break the rules! Your pants look great by the way. Good luck with your challenge!

Thank you and funny that someone else had this rule…

That is so great that you’re infusing so much color into your wardrobe! I used to be terrified of so much color but now I love it 🙂

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

You look good in both options! I prefer the first one, because of the paisley top, I love paisley pattern. Breaking rules or to even to think about breaking it seem to be characteristic for the years over 40, probably we got confidence and time for it.

Here’s to breaking self-imposed rules! You look great … and wear them to death while the trend is hot!

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