When one of my favorite readers, Tina, came to me for help I realized that I have had SO many people ask the same question (including myself) "HOW DO I WEAR THIS?" I thought it may help all of us in our fights with our own clothing. I have split this into 3 posts so that I can share all three pieces and sample looks.
Tina, like so many of us, has pieces of clothing in her wardrobe that fit and that she loves but the items never come out of the closet, much less off the hangers. "How the heck to I wear this skirt? It's one of my favorites but I don't wear it because I don't know what to wear it with" she says as she shows me a picture of the first item. This is common because of a couple reasons, we fall in love with an item and not a whole look, when we first make the purchase so we only see this piece as a separate piece of clothing from day one. Also, once home, we get used to loving parts of the clothing item and then can't picture it with any other items we own because we become comfortable in the way we have paired our wardrobe for so long that we can't break out of the box in our thinking.
Here's my advice, ask and answer in detail what you love about the piece you can't figure out how to wear. Practice with a friend or mentally practice this activity when you get stumped but literally describe the piece.
I could feel the love when she pointed out the areas of embellishment and the way she described the color of the skirt, well it was so magical. You see it doesn't matter what color or words they use, what's important is where the owners eyes glow and what aspect they love most! From there it's easy to accentuate the areas of the piece that lit up the owner like the star on top of the tree!!
Today's post focuses on the first piece described in the above scenario, and shown here all by it's lonesome.