Thursday, October 1, 2009

The 4 Essentials

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I’ve mentioned before a few of the descriptors that I think make for an interesting outfit: 1) pattern, 2) texture, 3) color, and 4) sheen.

I typically incorporate these things into most of my outfits without even thinking about it. But if there is one thing that I have to consciously choose or work at more than the others, it would definitely be pattern.

I love patterns, but don’t always automatically incorporate them. I started today with a gray tweed cropped jacket, but realized something was missing. As soon as I switched to the pictured top it looked so much better!

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* pattern & color above *

* some sheen in the jewelry below *

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* texture in the pants & ruffle shirt*

Print top: White House Black Market. Red ruffle shirt: INC (Macy’s). Pants: necessary objects. Boots: Aldo.

I think I finally figured out how to use my new computer’s blogger application without messing up the quality of the pictures. What do you think? Clear enough? I hope so :)

9 comments:

Tee said...

Yes, very clear. Love the look and thanks for the rule of 4s!

Cherish said...

I love the blouse!! && WHBM.

gina said...

Great outfit! I love the patterned top with the red blouse.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, so that's your secret to making your outfits stand out day after day! Thanks for the tips!

Kaylyn said...

I love this cardi. The pattern is so sweet and bold. It's great.

Lorena said...

I love this.
The pattern is amazing.

FashionAddict said...

What a gorgeous outfit! I loveth that cardigan!

The Voguette said...

thanks for your comments! i love the dash of red in this outfit! how fun!

<3 The Voguette

The Thrifty Stylist said...

awesome outfit! you're right, this makes everything really interesting. i have to keep trying to incorporate more patterns into my own wardrobe!