There’s so much more to a closet than just pants, skirts, dresses & blouses. If you don’t believe this to be true, then you are missing a big piece of the pie! That is, not utilizing accessories. Or accessorizing too much! That’s why I wanted to share how I put an outfit together and my easy secrets that you can achieve at home.
Now, this is just an opinion… My personal method to completing an outfit. There is no right or wrong way to dress. If you ask me, I prefer to dress casual and comfortable during the week. On the weekend, I have help with my kids so I can take my time (believe me, I take my time) to do makeup and dress accordingly. After all, Mom’s deserve to dress up too!
❤ Use what you already have. Nothing I’m wearing is new. My pants are 6 years old! That’s older than my children!!
❤ Use unusual items and play around with them. My “neck-tie” is actually a belt from my black, silk-trench coat.
❤ Play around with your blouse(s)//top(s). Layer a cami over a it. Try a half tuck, a full tuck or an un-tucked look. Leave your blouse unbuttoned several buttons down and add dainty Jewelry. Do the opposite by buttoning it all the way up for an extra polished look.
❤ Roll your sleeves. To me, a wrist is a beautiful part of our bodies that we adorn with pretty watches and bracelets.
❤ Pick a focal point and work from there. Patterns, textures, statement jewelry, pops of color all act as an axis point for where a viewers eye will be drawn. Start there and work your way out. I chose this patterned blouse with buttons, frill and neck-tie to bring the attention there.
❤ Remember that lip color can add a little something to any outfit. I chose a darker color by NYX. I really love the NYX brand because they are mega affordable and there are several different matte colors to play with!
❤ Hats really add personality to ensembles. Try a new style, who knows, you might like it + they are also easy on the wallet.
❤ The ultimate test to accessorizing? Ask a toddler. My kids always voice their opinion, whether I want it or not. But in all honesty, If you don’t feel confident in what your wearing, change! mix things up. Sometimes the best outfit combos are the ones that might seem strange until you step into them.
What’s your process to getting dressed? Do you have one?