DETAILS & LAYERING
Inspiration: Love this patterned blouse. This is something that could be worn on its own, or with other layers. I especially like blouses that have some detailing (pintuck, buttons, a tie around the waist, etc) because it makes the piece interesting and dressy.
Safety pins holding up the things that make you mine... | LOOKBOOK
How I can do it: I really like the patterned blouse I own & included in my 30 items (with a tie, buttons & pintuck stitching!), and can wear it by itself or with dressy/casual layers.
Inspiration: Lots of layers that don't look bulky. In this outfit, it looks like she is only wearing 3 layers, but the added lace on the top + the belt + the layered necklace makes it look even more complex, without adding extra bulk and visual weight.
You had it and you took the pay | LOOKBOOK
How I can do it: I can start by eliminating my bulky-ass sweaters from my wardrobe. After photographing my outfit every day for 30 days, I now know that on my body, lighter layers work SO much better than chunky knit ones.
Here are some styles of detailed blouses & light layers that I think would look good on me:
COLORS & PRINTS
My 30 items were pretty neutral, for the most part. When the challenge was over, the very first outfits I wore I included TONS of color. I missed it! I love color in nearly all aspects of my life, art, and design. So why should I leave it out of my wardrobe?
Here's what I've discovered...
Color is good: Plain is boring. I like this white sweater, but it is YAWN boring on me.
I love bold & fun designs! And I think it's a good way to add a little funk to my wardrobe without going overboard.
A few things I like:
I've been jotting down notes to myself based on what I've learned from this wardrobe challenge. Hopefully I've learned more about myself & my style, and I can make smarter shopping decisions from here on out.
Some notes to myself:
- Solid color tees are good! Match with lots of stuff. Good especially if they are longer in length.
- Tunics with a tie
- BOLD outer layers/top layers
- Neutral basics & bold, crazier specialty items
- Want more DRESSY stuff - so I can start with dressy, sophisticated base and make it casual, instead of every single thing being casual.
- Look for skirts in the correct, most flattering length for me (just at or above the knee)
- Look for simple patterned blouses with details that can be worn by itself or under something in layers
- Deep and bold hues look best on my skin (light peach blends too much, bold purple is good)
- Lots of lightweight layers looks better than chunky ass stuff, and adds an interesting dimension
- Detailing is good. Plain white sweater is boring.
- More basic, dressier bottoms (like my courduroy pants)
- Leggings are my friend; they look good on me
- I love zip-up hoodies and they're easy to wear. Maybe look for similar-style sweaters for a less casual look.
- Have FUN with bold designs!
- I like color, so incorporate it! Experiment with crazy color palette in layering.
- I look better with bangs :)