Friday, January 10, 2014
Mileage and My Rules
Thinking about wearing a butterfly print in the middle of Winter may not make sense to most people. But since this top has dark grey tones to it, I think you can pull it off when using it as a layering piece like I did. Of course, this would not work with a bright tropical print, but take a look through your clothes and see what kinds of sleeveless or short sleeve tops you can use all year long just by adding a sweater of jacket over them. Same goes for sleeveless or strapless dresses. Pop a cardigan over it, put on some tights, and you can wear year round! There are some even more daring as to wear tights under their shorts. That is not me, but then again I don't wear/like shorts anyway..... or maybe I just haven't found the right pair.
Besides these ideas, here is a proportion rule I use. I don't follow many fashion rules, but you'll notice that both times I wore this billowy trapeze top, I wore skinny jeans on the bottom. So the rule goes:
Over sized top = fitted bottom
and vice versa
Over sized bottom (like the wide leg pants I love so much) = fitted top
Another trick I like for shapeless tops or dresses is adding a belt = instant silhouette
Thoughts? What are some of your favorite fashion formulas that you follow, or work for your body type?