This is one of my mood boards that represents in a really good way how I style my outfits. There is a method to the way that I create my outfits which I wear each day. This is more apparent in the summer months than in the winter months due to the nature of how I style my clothes, (also because I don’t hibernate in the summer, meaning that I actually take a note of the clothes I am wearing).
I love to style outfits for my friends and family, but also for myself. I literally could spend hours on end looking at the clothes that someone has and creating hundreds of stylish outfits out just a few items of clothing.
I LOVE IT!!
Clothes and fashion have been a huge passion of mine since I was a teenager and starting to notice those who are around me and what they are wearing. This is how I first got into fashion.
How I style my Outfits
The first thing that I do to create my outfits is to pick a “focus item”. This could be a dress, a top, a jumper, a pair of trousers. It is just an item that I want to focus on, and draw everyone’s attention to. For example in my mood board, the focus item is my jumpsuit.
Sometimes my focus item could be a particular colour, or sometimes it could be a pattern that I want to focus on and highlight. It doesn’t just have to be the item of clothing itself. I love to mix it up and have my focus piece change every day, one day it will be a pattern, the next it could be my top or my bag. This way I don’t have to think too much about everything else that I am putting with the item, I just have to think “what would make this item/ piece stand out from the rest of my outfit?”
Once I have my main piece I look at the other components I need to complete a look. E.g. If I had picked a top, I would have the choice of trousers, shorts or a skirt, AND shoes, and other accessories. There is so much choice that you need to think about when thinking about making an outfit.
My usual go to focus items are:
- Jumpsuit or playsuit
- Palazzo Trousers
- Skirt or patterned shorts
How do I choose my Accessories
Accessorising is the perfect way to make an outfit pop. It can really complete a look, however sometimes it could break a look, and make a look flop.
As a rule of thumb, I tend to keep my accessorising as neutral as I possibly can, using Whites and Brown/Beige to compliment or highlight the outfit. However sometimes an outfit requires a complete contrast in accessories to make it really pop.
For example when I wear my Khaki Jeans (which I want to be the main feature) I find that a burgundy or purple body suit really helps to make the whole outfit come together.
Mixing colours is a really good way to make an outfit look something rather special and unique. Only you know what colours look good on you and suit the items you have in your wardrobe, and as long as you feel confident in what you are wearing it doesn’t really matter what you wear.
In the summer months I tend to wear a lot more accessories than the rest of the year. I don’t know why but I think I just seem to prefer the summer fashion to winter. In the winter I will accessorise with Hats, Scarfs and Boots. This never really changes. I don’t really like the cold so I will try not to leave the house wherever possible. However in the summer I accessorise with much more such as:
- Necklaces – I usually stick with gold chunky pieces that stand out from my clothing. However sometimes a smaller subtle item is much more acceptable. Especially for special occasions.
- Bracelets – Normally I will wear either my Pandora bracelet which has charms which mean something to me, or I layer up with 3-5 small bracelets to create a statement.
- Anklet – I LOVE an anklet in the summer months and practically live in them. Even if I am wearing tights I will put an anklet on. It is how my friends and family know it’s summer (they all joke).
- Hats – I am a bit of a hat fanatic. My hat collection used to be much bigger than it is now, but that’s just because my old hats had worn out. I love a good trilby hat, these are kind of my staple summer hat, and as a red-head I need a good hat in the summer to protect myself from the sun (even with sun-cream I end up burning!!)
Obviously I also accessorise with bags and shoes, as does everyone but there is so much I could say about both that I would need a whole post for just one.
Have a go at creating your own outfit like I do. I promise you it can be addictive and very quickly you will find that you can make one item of clothing into hundreds of different outfits.
Let me know how you create your outfits!
Much love xxx