Today I am showing you a more dressed up look which is similar to yesterday’s jeans and tank combo. This combination could be worn to have lunch with friends or to a Doctor’s appointment. Adding accessories and keeping the base colors similar upgrades this summer look.
The colors in the print of this kimono are from a soft, warm muted artist’s palette which is why you may see this as not a good combination for me because I look best in clear, vivid cool colors. I will share more about this in tomorrow’s post where I will show you a very similar look in a cool, dramatic combination which is more appropriate for my style personality. When I explain the details and show you the differences in style and use of color, my purpose is to help you to determine what best complements your style personality.
There is more to the magic formula than just the choice of color. The cream color of this tank is in keeping with the warm tones of the kimono, but the length of it is not good for me because it is too long. The tank covers the point where my legs begin, making them seem shorter. My number one styling tip for Petite women is to show as much of the length of your leg as possible. (Petite means 5′ 4″ and under.) Note that the pants are a cool white and the tank is a warm white.
“Why don’t you wear prints?” is a question I get often. Prints are often muted and include several colors. When I wear a print, it should be a limited number of bold, pure colors and a repeating geometric pattern for it to be in harmony with my style personality. The colors should not be dusty or golden for them to work for me. Dusty means white is added to the pure color to make it softer. Golden means that yellow has been added to the pure color to make it warmer. I often mention the importance of color because it is the first thing we see and it may be the reason you never wear some of the items in your closet. It is my goal to share tips that help you understand all the other reasons something might remain in your closet unworn.
The pants are white ankle length girlfriend jeans from Chico’s. The sandals are by Born Shoes. The wicker bag was purchased at J. Mclaughlin last year. I only have a few of the kimonos left in my shop, but you can see all of them here.