It’s May and like always, we’re not afraid of color, patterns, and textures. Here’s a few great tips to add some color, patterns, and textures in your closet. Freshen up your look, revamp your style without loosing who YOU are.
Step outside your comfort zone
I love when a customer approaches me and asks for my help in helping her put an outfit together. Often times it’s for a specific event like a night out, wedding, or graduation, but sometimes, it’s just helping her revamp her wardrobe and adding pieces that would work for her day to day needs. Not only is it a chance for me to help her step out of her normal comfort zone, it’s a chance for me to listen and understand what our customers needs and wants are. What I hear a lot is, “I would have never thought of that.” After working with a customer, she’s often surprised at my choices for color combos and my advice on mixing patterns. Try something new, you may be pleasantly surprised.
Try a different size
If you try something and it’s not working, it may not be the item itself, it may be the size. Customers often make the mistake of trying on something too small, they don’t realize that something too small can be uncomfortable and unflattering. Let the focus be YOU instead of the clothes. Draw people’s attention on how beautiful you are and not how unflattering something is. All companies and manufactures work with different sizing and fit techniques. Because there isn’t a standard in sizing, you may be a small in one brand but a large in another. Explore different sizes to find the fit that works right for you and your body.
Mix up textures
Just like patterns and colors, you CAN mix textures in 1 outfit. Rayon, cotton, chiffon, and satin can all find a place in your outfit. When you stick to 1 fabric choice, the outfit can look too calculated. You want your look to look like you put it together with ease. Being too match-matchy with colors and textures can look too predictable and boring.