When styling tips are applied, and accessories are incorporated, disparate pieces of clothing can build an ensemble.
My first consideration when getting dressed is the weather. It was sunny and mild on Sunday. My second consideration is the event. We would visit my parents, go out for a casual lunch, and then visit with friends. While the red sweater would have been comfortable for the daytime, I would need something more in the evening, so I considered my black ruana.
I enjoy wearing light, faded jeans with tan accessories and a white shirt, but this combo’s contrast seemed too harsh. So ultimately, I changed the pants and the cardigan.
There, that feels more like me. This brings us to the third consideration, wear what suits your personality.
Styling details such as pushing up your sleeves can give you the appearance of being taller and more slender.
Note how breaking my body up with all those colors makes me look shorter and broader.
I hope this exercise helped demonstrate the points to consider when putting together a look. (Weather – Destination – Personality)