I am a visual learner and I like to see something that I like and then tweak it to work for me. So that is what I have learned to do with fashion! Learned is the key word 🙂 Here is a picture of me in the mid 90’s.
I am the one on the left holding the cute baby. 🙂 Not that great of a picture. Can you imagine selfies in the 90’s?? I know that some of the terribleness is the 90’s fashion. But, I am not sure what I was thinking with the long necklace length and my hair is, well, I am not exactly sure. My jeans were baggier than my sweet Grandma’s two people over! My Mom’s, (sitting next to me) patterned pants make me chuckle too, but then again- this is the 9o’s so you must take that into account and please don’t pin this picture to pinterest! 🙂
So please remember, when you think you will never be fashionable, that you can learn some tips!! I did and then I reuse them!
So onto the Fashion Formula! It’s simple and can be switched up a bit to your personality!
Neutral + Color/ Pattern/texture + Completer/ Accessories= Outfit
Formula used with dressy outfits:
Neutral (Black Shirt) + Color (Pants) + Completer (Trench Coat, also included in the pattern) +accessories (Jewelry which ties into the pastel color of my pants).
Neutral (Black Slacks) + Color (White Blouse) + Completer (Red Animal Print Heels and Jewelry). Black and White gives endless options as they are a great neutral and color combo to add a completer in shoes, jewelry in pops of color, and jackets and purse and well, you get the idea!
Fashion Formula for Casual Outfits:
Neutral (Navy Shirt) + Texture (shorts) + Completer (purse & jewelry that color coordinate and fun shoes).
Neutral (Jeans) + Color (White Shirt) + Completer (Scarf) +Accessories (Bracelet with a pop of color and Earrings)
Formula for an outfits for church, date nights or meeting girlfriends:
Neutral (Charcoal Gray Tights) + Pattern (Chevron Print Dress) + Completer (Denim Jacket) +Accessories(Colorful jewelry and Turquoise Cowboy Boots)
Neutral (Jeans) + Pattern (Animal Print Shirt) +Completer (Belt) + Accessories (Trendy booties and Gold Jewelry)
So a couple take aways to sum it up:
- Invest in some great jeans that fit you. They will be a staple neutral in your wardrobe.
- Find colors that look best with your skin and hair color!
- Explore what patterns and textures are your signature style and say something about you!
- You can mix up your completer/accessory step in endless possibilities! That step polishes your outfit…it’s like the sprinkles on the cupcake!