Saturday, June 16, 2012

How to Plan a Look

When you get dressed for an event, how do you plan your look?  Where do you start??

Your clothes in your closet?
                                             Your shoes?
                                                                  A magazine?
                                                                                        The guest list?

Sometimes the toughest part of putting an outfit together is finding a starting point.  Follow these easy steps and you may find yourself getting dressed much faster and less stressed for every event!

Dress for the time of day.  Layer according to your comfort and the weather.  Cardigans, blazers and open sweaters are a great way to add on or take off layers for ultimate comfort.  If you're dressing for the day, you can opt for less layers and a less formal look (unless the event calls for formal wear).  For evening and late night events, you can dress more formal and simply carry one extra layer, if needed.

Just keep in mind the season and make sure your fabric choices are appropriate.

Pick a statement.  When dressing for any event, you should always think about the message your look conveys.  Think about your look as a title of a chapter or heading of a list.  Whether it's laid-back casual, elegant and formal, or rocker chic, to name a few examples, you want to make sure that your entire look is pulled together by some type of theme.  Mixing textures and prints can be very risky if not executed properly, so just make sure that your look flows from head to toe and you'll be flawless!!

Color accordingly.   If you're going to be out from sun up until night fall without changing clothes, you'll want to keep your look neutral and layered. Think black, browns, beige, and white. Then add your color choice in small doses.  This will keep your look streamlined and day-to-night-friendly.  Great ways to add color to finish your look include: a layer under a blazer, jewelry, accessories, shoes and makeup.  They are also easy to change when going from day to night.

OWN YOUR LOOK.  No matter what you do, make sure YOU like the way you look!  Confidence is the most important thing you can put on and the most detrimental thing to forget at home! 


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