Alright, here I go. This is officially my first attempt to put together a fashion post, please be gentle.
Cat (the sissy) and I went to a lovely tea party this past weekend and as we walked over to the event location, we stumbled upon the perfect wall to have a little photo op. She looked cute as ever, I felt cute as ever and the lighting made it an opportune time to capture the moment – so why not?
I’ve had these pieces for years now, they’re classics in my opinion and can be used in so many different ways with various combos. I’m all about the combos – you get the most bang for your buck! As I’ve learned through my many, many years of practicing the art of shopping – it’s all about quality not quantity. I’ve actually found myself being more selective with pieces I purchase. I’d prefer to spend a bit more money on something of quality rather than purchasing something that will fall apart in a year. It’s appropriate in most cases but there are always exceptions; like socks, who would spend a ton on socks? If you do, I apologize I mean no offense against your sock-game.
So there’s a couple rules I usually try to follow when trying to find my OOTD –
Step 1: Pick a base piece
If there’s something specific you want to wear – those new heels you just bought, your favorite pair of ripped jeans that hug you in all the right places or that top that makes you feel like you’re Miranda Kerr, choose it. That is now considered your base piece; all other items will revolve around this one because it’s considered the center of your OOTD-universe.
Step 2: Mix a solid with a pattern and/or differing material
If your base piece is a solid, pick a patterned piece to go with it. If it’s a pair of jeans, look for a knitted shirt or something that will bring contrast to the piece. You can’t ever go wrong with a solid on a solid but if you want to have a little fun with it – why not mix and match, that’s what fashion is about right?! You won’t ever know what you look good in unless you’ve tested it out – just some food for thought.
Example: In the winter, my go-to was always my wool-woven sweater. I felt like it added some texture to my outfit, even when I was just wearing black tights on as my bottom. It made things a bit more interesting, it’s always the little things.
Step 3: Add a pop of color
I’m a sucker for adding pop of color to my outfits. Whether it be a purse or your shoes or an accessory; there’s something aesthetically pleasing to me about it. It draws the eyes to a focal point and adds some flavor to the entire outfit.
It may be the marketer in me but adding a pop of color is almost like adding an engaging CTA (call-to-action). In other words, it’s the “hey, look this way“ factor. You want people to see it, you hope they take notice and reminisce about it later – that’s the goal.
Step 4: Accentuate thru accessories
Accessories are my jam. I love the little nuances that even a ring can bring to an outfit. If you’re feeling like your OOTD is missing something – add an accessory. If you want that pop of color but don’t want anything too flashy, add an accessory. If you want to hide part of your outfit or don’t feel like styling your hair – add an accessory. Anytime you have the opportunity to add some kind of accessory, I’m totally with it; I’ll always say do it, add it – it’ll look chic.
Step 5: Werk it, twerk it & anything else you want to do in between
You’ve got your outfit set, now strut your stuff! A stylish outfit is one thing but if you sprinkle on some of that inner confidence – it’ll change the dynamics of the entire outfit. Trust me when I say, confidence is a game changer; when YOU believe you look good, others will follow suit.
Now for the details on my OOTD – here are some links to similar items:
Happy werk’n, twerk’n