Outfit Ideas Part 3
"Guidelines On How to Improve and Develop Your Style"
Continuing from Pt. 2 this is part 3 of the Outfit Ideas-series. Together we're going to take a look at 4 outfit templates on how to make your style different from the rest! From how to maximize your wardrobe's potential to adding new elements to your fashion style.
Let's check out 4 outfit ideas on how to add new and stylish elements to your outfits (compared to previous page, the tips here involve spending a bit money):
Outfit Idea 5: Look for Outfit Ideas from Mannequins and Online Look Books
If you're not creative by nature, get some outfit inspiration from online look books from great fashion shopping sites such as
If you don't have time to surf the net, make sure to walk by the store windows and take note of the outfit combinations.
And be sure to check out the Street Fashion-section for fashion blogs.
How to Use the Inspiration You See
You don't have to buy the exact garment you see on a person's outfit - no, that will only cost a truckload of money. However, if a celebrity is wearing a combination of a print skirt (eg. blazer, short print skirt and basic tee), then you can select any short print skirt you've got in your closet (to make it more you) and pair it in the same way as them.
Ask yourself why an outfit appeals to you. Take note of the way they styled it; the colors; shapes and proportions; prints, and so on. Click here to learn how to update your closet with the current fashion trends and interpret fashion inspiration
Outfit Idea 6: Add a Surprise ElementDo you know the difference between a good outfit and a fabulous one?
Olivia Palermo Via of Celebutopia
A terrific outfit has a hook, something memorable that sets it apart from the crowd. It's different and out of the ordinary, but not flashy.
How to Make Your Outfit Memorable:
This is my favorite part.
First, take out a wardrobe basic you want to wear, such as a white dress shirt. Now, look for something unexpected to make your ensemble out of the ordinary/standard/predictable.
By unexpected I mean something you'd normally never consider.
Like for example, add something that adds drama to the plain shirt, like for example a rich and exotic statement necklace. Balance it out again with a pair of black dress shorts. Now continue adding the unexpected but not too trendy. Try lace tights and glossy croc clutch envelope. Add more balance (tone it down) with a pair of black ankle booties.
How about wearing turquoise with a purple dress? It's sure to create an eye-catching but complementary color combo!
Or how about a classy long pearl necklace and gold jewelry along with a boho tunic and leather skirt? Add more interest with yellow ballerina flats and suede, simple studded purse.
You can even mix casual-sporty with glam and classiness - with a baseball tee, jeans, pearl earrings, wedge heel sandals and a cool canvas messenger bag.
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Outfit Idea 7: Experiment with Color CombosNumber 7 of the Outfit Ideas will show you how to make the most out of the colors in your closet and create stylish and eye-catching color combinations.
We're all guilty of keeping it safe when it comes to fashion, especially
when it comes to colors. Purple with black, turquoise with white, brown with dark blue. Sounds familiar?
Note: If you have been wearing the same colors (and color combos) for a long time, try something new! Take a look at your personal color palette and discover what colors to experiment with!
There are at least 6 different color schemes that you can never go wrong with. They are classic and great-looking, and the shades from each scheme work very well together. Learn more about Color Theory
1. Monochromatic Color CombinationsWhat it is: A monochromatic scheme consists of numerous shades (darker) and tints (lighter) of the same hue. Because of the lack of contrast the result is a more subtle effect.
Examples: Light blue, medium blue, dark blue. Beige, camel and brown.
Wearing the same color value can also create a monochromatic look (eg. light yellow and light pink with white). The value represents the depth of a color - light, medium, dark.
If you're into this type of classy color combo I suggest you to also put your focus on implementing some interest with various textures and details. Adding some *bling* such as gold or silver jewelry ups up the chic and glam factor of the outfit.
2. Analogous Color CombinationsWhat it is: It consists of colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
Examples: Blues and greens. Orange and yellow. Pink and red.
This color scheme adds richness to your outfit without overwhelming it.
Stick to only 2-3 hues with this combo. Too many colors can ruin the visual appeal of it and make it look like a circus feast. Not chic. Colorful print garments are another topic - they look best with neutrals.
3. Complementary Color CombinationsWhat it is: The complementary scheme is made of two colors that are opposite from each other on the color wheel.
Examples are red and green, purple and yellow, blue and orange.
They just look great together and make people feel good when looking at them!
Tips on how to make it work for you:
Various shades of both black and white look good with everything and can balance out your Complementary Color Scheme-outfits.
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Outfit Idea 8: Play with New ProportionsIf you feel like dressing up boldly and want to look unusual, try creating new proportions in the way you dress.
Here are a few examples:
Note: By knowing your body shape you'll be able determine what kind of clothing proportions will look great on you. However, if you're creative you'll be able to style clothes that aren't a perfect match for your body type, in a way that does look good on you! Learn more about it in the body proportions-section.
This is the end of the outfit ideas-series. I hope my tips have inspired you to start improving your wardrobe and sense of style!
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