For the most part, the majority of my life has been based around just passing through. Passing through schools, countries, social groups, you name it and I’ve, almost 85% of the time, taken the ‘just passing through’ approach.


So far, it’s worked out rather decently in my life. Here’s the thing though, I don’t want to pass through this part of my life, like I have the last five years; hence, the decision to be bolder.

A lot of my comfort lies in not drawing attention to myself and not going out of my way to be heard (unless it’s something I firmly believe in, like pineapple does go on pizza.)


So, here I am, almost 21 years old and I don’t want to just be the passerby of the ‘best years’ of my life.

So no more complacency.

For me, a big step was using such a bright colour to bounce off of, but let’s be real, it does look  beautiful and vibrant. I kept it clean with this really loose, almost boho, white dress , that I got as a gift a good few years ago. I’m not 100% a dress fan – I love pants – but this dress is easy and not so intimidating.


I paired it with these really cute and simple black heels for some sophistication. A part of this be bolder thing is committing to wearing heels more casually and not as much on occasions only.

For a bit of fun I added this hat from Refinery, that I am obsessed with, and this little black, lacy, choker I stole from my mom’s jewellry box (yes, my mom is that cool.)


It’s time to explore, make mistakes, look foolish, try new things and DRAW ATTENTION TO MYSELF. I mean, after all, I’m the only me there is – that, in its self, is worth being bold for!

So why not start with a yellow wall and some black heels.

Comment below or on Instagram and Twitter @hollanderose and let me know how you’re choosing to be bolder in what you're wearing – colours or style!

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Was a laugh battling the PE wind with my brother, Jordan. Thanks for being a photographer for a day!

My Feel Good Outfit:

  • Hat - Refinery
  • Dress - Gifted to me
  • Heels - Fashion Express
  • Choker - Chinese shop surprise find

Published by Samantha Neary