Style Risks You Should Be Making in 2019

Style Risks You Should Be Making in 2019

So you keep avoiding to make some major personal style changes. Look after look, you have conditioned yourself to play it safe because that’s what you’ve been doing for so long. You are too afraid to stretch your style muscle and it’s become a habit to not try new styles. At this point, you’ve become accustomed to what you deemed as “your style”. You may not want to try something different for fear of how it may look on you or had trouble styling in it in the past. I get it and I’ve been there. Do not let these reasons hold you back from accompanying a change in your outlook and as a reinforcement to building your confidence. That’s why I believe there are some style risks you should be making in 2019 to get you out of your own way.

See the styles you should no longer avoid for the sake of your style growth. Consider these as your adjustments. 


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Ruffled High Rise Jeans by GS Love  (similar in blue + white)

Stripe Wrap Top by Zara (similar styles here + here)

Snakeskin Booties by Shein (similar style here)

Felt Fedora by Shein (similar style here + here)

Animal Prints (alternatively bold prints) + Vibrant Colors (disengage from constant black, neutral palette and dark colors):

You can start small at first and work your way from there. I would start by wearing one wardrobe piece to keep from being overwhelmed. You can start with a shoe, top, pants, scarf or other fun accessory. It will be challenging in the beginning, but starting small will get you comfortable with the idea of wearing something different than usual. You can go bigger later. That moment you’re feeling tremendously confident, wear more of it. 

I picked out some animal print styles for you to start with. 

Wearing Hats:

Although all hats aren’t created equal to fit the size of everyone’s head shape, you can find styles that do. Hats for me always bring my outfit to life. Throwing on a hat can easily add another element to your outfit. My favorite go to hat styles are felt, wool and straw fedoras. On the beach or near the pool I’m always game to wear a floppy hat for a fancier look. Also consider these possible go to’s for yourself: beret, boater, baseball cap and beanies to say the least. 

See some great hat styles for inspiration.

Wide Leg Pants:

Very stylish (Check). Flattering (Check). Complement any body shape (Check). Fortunately there are many wide leg pants styles that can be universally appealing no matter your size. It’s essential that wide leg pants become a staple in your closet. You can get more wearable use out of them because they are a transitional piece. They can easily be worn from day to night. I love wearing my wide leg pants with a wrap top as a sophisticated look, flowy top for a feminine look, a blouse to dress it up or dressed casually with an inspirational tee. Oh and can’t deny that I adore when wide leg pants come as a set. It makes for an effortless outfit pairing. 

My look is sometimes bold, city chic and edgy. The featured look is a carbon copy of that. I decided to take a major style risk by wearing a red and black stripe wrap top, felt fedora hat and snakeskin booties. I wore the hat so that it closely coordinated with my shoes. I feel confident in this look because I did what felt good to me. 

What do you think of my style risk? What style risks are you going to start with today? Were you inspired by this post? I hope to see you back soon. Please subscribe before you leave and don’t forget to share with someone you think will be inspired by my blog too. 

Now let me style you. Contact me for more information on how I can help you with your personal style. 



Pentené Milner is a mother, influencer, stylist and all around lifer. She started Style Me Fancy by Pentené (a style, fashion and lifestyle blog) initially to brand herself as a stylist, but quickly turned it into a place to inspire women to find a sense of empowerment in their personal style. She’s a native of San Diego, California, but made Los Angeles her home in 2002. She enjoys being mom to her tween son, city life, fun with family (and friends that are like family), seeing the world, dressing up, dining, wineries and self caring at a spa. To her, as a former singer, music brings everything to light and many times writes while listening to it.


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