This week when I was contemplating what to write for this blog post, I began to sift through my inbox. I noticed a reoccurring question: How do I put a chic outfit together? It seems many of you may have all the right components for a great outfit, but dont have the slightest idea how to put it together. Many of you reference a favorite celebritys style, but feel its impossible to achieve on your own. But the truth is, it isnt.
Style is all about how you wear it. Check out your favorite ensembles in magazines or ad campaignsnotice how they are all about layers of interest. A great outfit usually has multiple components (think the Olsen twinsyou cant quite rest your eyes on one particular thing). If styling an outfit seems difficult for you, research! Its not like homework. I find fashion blogs like WhoWhatWear.com and thesartorialist.com invaluable for both tracking the latest fashion trends and finding inspiration. Then try the Monkey See, Monkey Do approach. Visit these sites often enough and youll find yourself adding their influences into your looks.
Heres my very own how-to guide for building a great look. Start with a pair of jeans and a tank topany color. Top it with a jacket: Try ASOS CURVE Exclusive Lace Shrug in black or cream or INCs Cropped Silk Motorcycle Jacket in black or beige. Then add a lightweight scarf like H81 Gauzy Animal Scarf from Forever 21 or a Mudd Floral Eternity Scarf from Kohls. Shoes can make or break an outfit. Even the simplest ensemble is elevated to super-chic with the addition of a great heel. Try the Purple Leather Jollie Nine West sandal for a little color or a Rashelle Peep toe bootie for a little edge. And there you have it: The key is layering interesting pieces! If you have any questions, you know where to find me!
YOUR BIG GIRL IN A SKINNY WORLD