I have found over the years that my style is actually pretty rudimentary. It is more practical, comfortable, and sensible that what probably deserves a fashion blog.
However, I always incorporate THE RULE OF THIRDS.
SHIRT: Gap | SHOES: Converse | SKIRT: LOFT | CHAMBRAY SHIRT: Apt. 9 (old- similar here) | GLASSES: Freyrs | PURSE: Dooney & Bourke
- Always incorporate 3 pieces of clothing: a shirt, pants, and a "style" item such as a jacket, a statement necklace, anything that grabs attention. Not wearing pants? The rule still applies! Take 2 statement items and make an outfit! Not sure what a "statement" item entails? Here are some prime examples of statement pieces.
- Never use more than 3 colors in your main outfit: You want your color scheme to be smooth. If there are too many colors going on, people's eyes will get tired! We want to draw attention to our outfit, not scare it away. Accessories don't have to count towards these three colors, BUT accessories should be the same color metal or pattern. I am a lover of all things neutral colored. They are so easy to pair! Grab a white skirt like mine from here. Stripes get me every time as well! If you look into my closet, you'll find striped patterns like these everywhere!
- Everything looks better in 1/3's: And your outfit will, too! Cutting your body in half with an outfit will not accentuate your figure! Wear high waisted pants, and your legs will take up 2/3 of your body, looking long and lean (leaving 1/3 left!). When wearing a tunic, make sure the length hits lower on your thigh, to leave only a 1/3 of your legs showing. It is just more aesthetically pleasing! You didn't think the Eiffel Tower was gorgeous because of it's surroundings, did you? NO WAY! It is constructed into the thirds rules. These tunics are perfect examples of taking up 2/3, instead of cutting the body in half!
I am by no means an expert, and these are only things I have learned while studying fashion blogs and magazines. What I do know is that it has always worked for me!
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